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Old 19th October 2008, 02:36 PM   #2101
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Hi,

1. I manage to find some JVC RC-EZ31A series lying around. I can Also find EZ33, EZ35, EZ38. but I guess 31A is the most suitable one right.

2. Now I got this fever. Can I know if someone can sell me those components (exclude the EI transformer, those are heavy) required for this Shigaclone mod. I can pay by Paypal.

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Old 19th October 2008, 02:58 PM   #2102
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I have a daft question...

I have dismantled my Shigaclone again and have decided to attached a BNC socket to the rear of the drive.

Peter provided the following picture and I just wanted to check something with you.

As you can see there is a 300ohm resistor attached to the dig-out and a 100ohm connected to the TOC switch ground. Do I attach the core of the coax to these resistors? It seems strange that ground and signal are connected together.

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Richard
Signal (core) goes to the point between the two resistors and the shield goes to ground. Be very careful not to rip the lands (traces) off of the board given the way you have mounted the resistors.
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Old 19th October 2008, 04:12 PM   #2103
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Signal (core) goes to the point between the two resistors and the shield goes to ground. Be very careful not to rip the lands (traces) off of the board given the way you have mounted the resistors.

Hi Kevin

Thanks for the response

Here is a picture of my board.

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I have the 300ohm attached to DOUT and the 100 to the TOC ground. So the core of the coax should connect to CN905+5V?...surely not.
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Old 19th October 2008, 04:38 PM   #2104
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Hi Kevin

Thanks for the response

Here is a picture of my board.

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I have the 300ohm attached to DOUT and the 100 to the TOC ground. So the core of the coax should connect to CN905+5V?...surely not.
Core to the point where the TWO resistors are soldered together!!!
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Old 19th October 2008, 04:58 PM   #2105
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Core to the point where the TWO resistors are soldered together!!!

You have made me blush!
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Old 19th October 2008, 05:35 PM   #2106
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My Transport already blends in nicely...



Sorry just a little proud...
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Old 19th October 2008, 06:31 PM   #2107
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Old 19th October 2008, 10:01 PM   #2108
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Outstanding work Erik, truly beautiful!!

Tonight I made a new puck. I decided to concentrate on getting the centre correct on the centre pin of the spindle - turns out its a fairly odd size, just under 6mm. Anyway, I made one up and it ain't completely true, but it better than the original. The other thing is that I used 3 magnets and I think the pull is a little stronger than the original. The new puck is made from aluminium and undoubtedly weighs a little more than the original (although not that much). I wil have to weight both and see the difference. I hope to listen with both later and see do I hear any difference.




Just like before, its hard to follow Eriks posts!!! however, for those of us who are just slumming it here are some of my own meagre advances over the last week or so:

Whole shot of the interior:

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Close up of the transport:

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And the PS:

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This one shows the damped springs:

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This is the inside of the lid - and just like all of the chassis, its damped to take any ring out of it:

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Lastly the completely player. Well, thats if its ever finished! I still have to add in teh new crystal and I have an ero cap to go ont eh output.

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So what was the final consensus on the output cap. I know Peter seemed to prefer the Ero cap, but I think others tried a large number and preferred the stock one. Whats the current thinking?



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Erik,
Super nice, fits in with the rather nice decor..

Woodturner- fran, cool, some significant improvements over what I did which was basically just lots of mass in a very cramped box.

Suppose I should take new and better photographs of mine since I got the new camera.. Will next time I open 'er up..
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Old 20th October 2008, 02:03 AM   #2110
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You have made me blush!
The key is you will now wire it correctly and this will prevent you having a very exciting moment when you go to plug it into your dac.. I would recommend you pick up the ground from the same connection that the spdif signal is on.. You will see there is 5V, GND and SPDIF all on the 3 pin connector.. Just make sure you get the right connections.
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