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john dozier 19th January 2013 10:06 PM

Has anyone had a chance to compare the Shiga to any of the expensive CD transports? I am sure that many would like to know how it compares to the high priced spread. Regards

Sean Henderson 19th January 2013 10:21 PM

Comparisons...
 
Peter Danial's, who started this whole thing, compared the Shiga to some very expensive transports he had on hand, Mark Levinson, 47 Labs, etc and the Shiga became his reference. Look through the first 10 pages or so of this thread.

john dozier 19th January 2013 11:14 PM

I have read his comments, but they were about the original design which has changed rather substantially. What I am interested in is comments concerning the current kit and design. Regards

Zim 21st January 2013 09:38 AM

Hi John,

I built a shigaclone a few years ago from Peter's instructions (heavy chassis and mounting the mech on two supports). I couldn't believe how much more information it dragged off the cd compared to a standard mech. I have tried it at several bake offs and every time I am amazed by the difference. I know that hasn't exactly answered your question but hope it gives you an idea of the difference a good transport can make.

uncle_leon 22nd January 2013 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john dozier (Post 3333645)
I have read his comments, but they were about the original design which has changed rather substantially. What I am interested in is comments concerning the current kit and design. Regards

An answer to your question can be infered from earlier comparisons:

"Old Shiga" was considered on par with high-end transports, with heavily-tweaked Shiga builds actually beating most of commercial high-end, and falling just short of the legendary CEC TL0: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/audio...ml#post2069010 (Peter Daniel says here Shiga was as good, but later he decided that his CLC T0 was better after all)

The new Shiga is, according to Fran, clearly better than a well-tweaked "old Shiga": http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digit...ml#post3245366.

john dozier 22nd January 2013 03:35 PM

Thanks for pointing that out. This thread has become so long that it is very easy to miss such offside comments. Thanks again.

woodturner-fran 22nd January 2013 07:51 PM

I've listened further, still only mounted on a bit of plywood and I still stand over my earlier comments.


Fran

dimkasta 22nd January 2013 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodturner-fran (Post 3337786)
I've listened further, still only mounted on a bit of plywood and I still stand over my earlier comments.


Fran

This concerns Tibi's kit as it is? With kit transformer and everything?

woodturner-fran 22nd January 2013 09:35 PM

Yes, straight from the kit with no mods only the adjustment of the contrast on the display and just sitting loosely on a bit of plywood.


Fran

dimkasta 22nd January 2013 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by woodturner-fran (Post 3337927)
Yes, straight from the kit with no mods only the adjustment of the contrast on the display and just sitting loosely on a bit of plywood.


Fran

Awesome :)
I need to find some time and put it together...


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