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Old 4th February 2011, 01:13 PM   #4221
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I would love a custom-colored puck, but... considering most people spent less than 150 euro on their entire Shigaclone I think the price really is too much. It is too much for me anyway...

If it was around 50 euro I would probably go for it - not so much because of the sonic difference (which is said to be minor) as for the cool looks . 150 though... I'd rather simply spray-paint my plastic puck and forget about it...


How do you guys get your plastic pucks balanced by the way? Mine has a circular magnet at the centre that's kind of loose fitting - I want to glue it in place, but don't know how to balance it properly... Any suggestions?

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You don't need to glue the magnet, just centre it properly and tighten the screw. That should fix balance problems to certain degree. Some pucs seem to be slightly better than the other.
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Old 4th February 2011, 02:39 PM   #4223
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Please listen without magnet.
Make something without that it wobbles and it must be stable , and remove as first the magnet.
We have multiple people are listening and they found it all sound better without magnet.

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Old 4th February 2011, 02:56 PM   #4224
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There are some comments from 47Labs dealer here:

CD PRO 2 - The making of a high end CD Transport
Disk Clamping - Which is best ??

Personally, I don't find those differences mind blowing and value convenience more. OTOH, if I would be building an ultimate transport, I would certainly install those custom pucs
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Old 4th February 2011, 04:11 PM   #4225
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150 Euros for two turned parts based on a sketch with no mechanical tolerances ?
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Old 4th February 2011, 04:44 PM   #4226
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The main requirement is matching of the motor shaft to the disc table. That can be done on spot, with motor supplied to the fabricator.

However, how this turns out in real life, when disk is spinning, can be only assessed in a working transport. This is a tricky part and I don't think it can be done without trial by error
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150 Euros for two turned parts based on a sketch with no mechanical tolerances ?
This is the machine: YouTube - CNC machining of a small demo vise made of brass
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Old 4th February 2011, 11:21 PM   #4228
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Nice machine, but tolerances should still be specified. If you don't he may not ream the shaft hole but simply drill it. This may or may not yield acceptable results. Tiny tools tend to flex. A drill could wander so you want to use a boring bar. With a boring bar you need would likely need to use a pin set to sneak up on the diameter. Using a reamer would ensure that the diameter is spot on.
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Everyone thanks for thinking I have these comments all discussed with the owner of the company.
Also things here on the forum is discussed with the owner again thank for this
This is a professional company and I assume that there are no tolerances in the CD Platform.
Of course there will be a couple tests first done , so no tolerances in the Cd Platform comes also ensures that the price on the high side.
If this company would not be able to make this platform where else would I have to make it.

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Old 5th February 2011, 08:37 AM   #4230
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There is no mechanical component in this world that does not have a dimensional and/or geometrical tolerance, whether it is manufactured by a 1 million Euro CNC machine in Germany, or by a manually operated machine in India. As long as there is no tolerance on the drawing, then it is free tolerance, which is commonly in Europe +/-0.25mm.
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