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Old 29th August 2011, 05:03 PM   #5011
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Had some spare time today to install the new Sanyo 'puckless' hub and new laser which I purchased via Ebay last week.

Installation was a tad fiddly and - for the second time trying replacement transports on Shiga - I forgot to remove the solder blob from the laser so it didn't work first time. Doh! After slapping my forehead I took it apart again, desoldered that point, but it all together again and - whew! - it worked first time.

I'm extremely pleased with it and, after my experiences using Shiga with one of Fran's superb screw-on pucks too, this new mech. has convinced me that not using the magnetic clamp really does make a worthwhile difference. Hard to describve exactly, but I'd say the music 'grooves' better - it flows more naturally. Every instrument is located firmly in its own space with no 'fuzzy edges'. 'S's on vocals are extremely clear now - totally sibilant free. I thought they were before, but in comparison the music was very slightly blurred using the stock JVC puck. Music has a reassuring 'solidity' that it didn't quite possess before; every instrument exists clearly in its own acoustic space. Very firm bass.

I also noticed, when looking at spinning CDs side-on, that very slight wobbles on certain discs before seem to have vanished with this 3-bearing style hub. I can detect no wobble at all as discs spin which must bode well for more accurate reading of CDs. It looks like the disc is still in fact.

So for 7 I'd recommend anyone to try this replacement mechanism out. To my mind it is superior to the original magnetic puck system, and is far more conveniant to use than a screw-on clamp & offers the same performance gains.

Here's some pics to show the difference - hope it's of interest to someone

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Old 29th August 2011, 05:07 PM   #5012
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I'll be buying one of those - thanks for the leg work on this....

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Old 29th August 2011, 05:23 PM   #5013
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Thank you for the ebony puck, and the performance gains that opened up to me by getting rid of the magnetic puck, and led me to try out this mechanism

Here's the link for the mech. incase you need it - they're genuine Sanyo ones too (wasn't sure about some of the other Ebay spares I've used in the past, but these have Sanyo embossed at the front of the laser sled):

SANYO LASER LENS SF-P101N DA11B3VF (16P) W/MECHANISM | eBay

- John

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Old 29th August 2011, 06:06 PM   #5014
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TNX John, I just bought one, I guess they will go away quickly now .... 7 left for sale
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Old 29th August 2011, 06:42 PM   #5015
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TNX John, I just bought one, I guess they will go away quickly now .... 7 left for sale
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Let us know how you get on with it - I'm hoping you'll find the same improvements that I did
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I bought one too....
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Looks like they're all gone now - that didn't take long

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Old 29th August 2011, 09:49 PM   #5018
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Looks like they're all gone now - that didn't take long

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don't dispair...tons availaibel:

SF-P101N | eBay
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Old 30th August 2011, 12:28 AM   #5020
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Hi Bill

How are you going to do the Shigiclone with just the lens and without the rest of the board with the chips?
I have 2 complete Sanyo units stashed with laser and board, display board and remote, I wanted to mechanically separate the laser and motors from the main board, as discussed in another part of this thread, and this seems the easiest way.

Got mine here
http://www.donberg.ie/descript/s/sfp_101n_16.htm

Bill

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