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Old 19th January 2013, 10:06 PM   #6561
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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
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Old 19th January 2013, 10:21 PM   #6562
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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.
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Old 19th January 2013, 11:14 PM   #6563
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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
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Old 21st January 2013, 09:38 AM   #6564
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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.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 02:42 PM   #6565
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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: The CD Transport (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": Finally, an affordable CD Transport: the Shigaclone story.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 03:35 PM   #6566
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Thanks for pointing that out. This thread has become so long that it is very easy to miss such offside comments. Thanks again.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 07:51 PM   #6567
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I've listened further, still only mounted on a bit of plywood and I still stand over my earlier comments.


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Old 22nd January 2013, 09:33 PM   #6568
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I've listened further, still only mounted on a bit of plywood and I still stand over my earlier comments.


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


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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.


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