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Old 11th May 2011, 09:36 PM   #4811
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What have I done!! Guys, they look nice but sonically the difference is tiny. Get some rf attenuators indtead!
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Old 11th May 2011, 09:48 PM   #4812
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Yes, but the looks are also important! You know, Bill Gates used to say "If you can't make it good, make it look good." - and see how rich he is now
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Old 12th May 2011, 12:57 AM   #4813
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I'm going to try and turn one these myself and see how it goes. I know I don't have any ebony laying around but I do have some pieces of kingwood that might work. I'll let you know how it goes. What's the easiest way to remove the stock puck without bending the motor shaft?
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Old 12th May 2011, 03:46 AM   #4814
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Hi Rudy,

I am a newbee in this, what is your Aluminum CD Platform looks like ? Can you share some drawing or picture on that?

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Please can you make also one for me the coming months
I hope next week is my Aluminum CD Platform with Aluminum Puck ready.
Then I can changes the Aluminum to the Ebony one, so I compare both

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Old 12th May 2011, 07:37 AM   #4815
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The way I did it, I keep the existing platform. I make a threaded insert from some 6mm bar that will press fit into the centre hole of the platform, and then turn the actual puck to match the drawing thats here a few pages back.

So all you really need is some 6mm bar and the wood. I'm sure kingwood would be fine. All you need is a wood dense and fine grained enough to take a thread in the center hole.

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Old 12th May 2011, 02:08 PM   #4816
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Hi Rudy,

I am a newbee in this, what is your Aluminum CD Platform looks like ? Can you share some drawing or picture on that?

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Hi syklab,

The CD Platform in combination with the Puck is now polished and finished.
I only need to wait, because it will also be black anodized.
The drawing you see a few pages above 4807.
When the units arrives I make a picture so you all can see the results

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Old 12th May 2011, 08:40 PM   #4817
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I am new to this borad and this thread is very interesting. Since I am in US and it seems there is no way to get the EZ31 or EZ51. So I would like to try other approaches. To my understanding there are 3 majors parts for the transport. 1)CD deck; 2) Optical pick-up and 3) the DSP chipset. My question is, out of these three which one is the most critical to the Shigaclone sound.
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Old 12th May 2011, 10:07 PM   #4818
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Pli: most likely a mix of all 3,and it's unlikely anyone really knows.


Back up the thread someone asked for a dac recommendation - I recently took delivery of a an ess 9022 dac from EUVL (a member here). Sound is fantastic and price is small.


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Old 13th May 2011, 03:16 AM   #4819
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Any further A-B test results, Fran ?


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Old 13th May 2011, 03:30 AM   #4820
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If I want to use a dac in the same enclosure as the transport is it necessary to have the resistors at DOUT? In one of Peter's pictures it looks like he has just a twisted pair of wires going into the dac behind the transport. Does this affect the sound at ll to do this? I plan to make this an all inclusive project. That way if I want to take it somewhere to show it off I don't have to worry about having the dac with me.
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