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Old 9th May 2011, 12:39 PM   #4791
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Andrew, you live in UK, so why don't you simply buy one on amazon.co.uk? It's going to be 49.99, not 29.99, but hey - seeing as the resulting CD player will easily trade blows with 2000-10000 commercial transports, 20 quid is not such a big deal in the grand scheme of things...
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Old 9th May 2011, 01:09 PM   #4792
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I agree with all that....
It was just one of those @%$&** moments - wish I hadn't posted now !!

Well, at least I've introduced myself -

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Old 9th May 2011, 03:06 PM   #4793
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Hey, don't worry and welcome

You can probably build a very decent Shiga in under a 100 total, even after spending 50 on the boombox. If you use the stock trafo (which is actually ok), all you need is four MSR860 diodes, an LM7808, and three audio-grade capacitors of choice. And some suitably rigid enclosure. This will easily mop the floor with your Marantz
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Old 9th May 2011, 04:56 PM   #4794
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Hi Magura

did you compare the original crystal with trichord no 4 before ?
what is your summary
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The trichord no.4 is for me a lot better than the original crystal.
It was for me a blind buy, but it suprised me
Quieter background, better detail seperation, more swing

Just give it a try
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Old 9th May 2011, 06:30 PM   #4795
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This is how mechanism is mounted
Hi Peter,

How do you make the clamp/puck you have in the picture? Are you using any original parts from the EZ31?
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Old 9th May 2011, 06:36 PM   #4796
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Hi,

The trichord no.4 is for me a lot better than the original crystal.
It was for me a blind buy, but it suprised me
Quieter background, better detail seperation, more swing

Just give it a try
I wanted to give it a try, but the price scared me off... I can understand spending 10 or 20 on an "audiophile" part. But that clock is 150, and you still need a separate power supply for it... That's about as much as my entire Shiga cost me, including Black Gates and case materials...
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Old 9th May 2011, 07:22 PM   #4797
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Hi,

The trichord no.4 is for me a lot better than the original crystal.
It was for me a blind buy, but it suprised me
Quieter background, better detail seperation, more swing

Just give it a try
Ohhhhh
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Old 9th May 2011, 08:21 PM   #4798
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Btw Thank you Magura, i will make output clock first
trichord will be the next project for shiga

Is this the right schematic 74act & 74ast ?

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Old 9th May 2011, 09:23 PM   #4799
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Forgive me if it's a stupid question, but is it very difficult to build one's own discrete clock? It just occurred to me that maybe someone came up with a DIY clock design that beats commercial stuff the way Shigaclone and Gainclone do...?
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Old 11th May 2011, 01:39 AM   #4800
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Forgive me if it's a stupid question, but is it very difficult to build one's own discrete clock? It just occurred to me that maybe someone came up with a DIY clock design that beats commercial stuff the way Shigaclone and Gainclone do...?
I was wondering the same thing. The picture above does not look like it would be a complicated thing to make.

I'm now looking for the best dac to go with this project. The 2 that I currently have are both usb dacs so neither will work. I thought of modding the one that uses a PCM1794 but am not sure how to go about it yet. I'm still studying the data sheets fro that chip. It has a data in pin that is being fed by the PCM2707 and I was thinking of just tapping in there with the SPDIF in but I'm still learning about the whole digital music thing.

I like the looks of Peter's dac and the price for the kit is about right in my ballpark. Any other diy suggestions. I would like the option of balanced out also.
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