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Old 14th February 2013, 02:11 AM   #6711
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Anyone have any thoughts on what the right material would be for the standoffs for the turntable? 18-8 Stainless? Aluminum? Brass? Maybe Nylon would be a better choice as it would isolate the turntable from being directly grounded through the screws into the metal baseplate (in other words the grounding would be only through the wired ground point).
When I was testing with standard mechanism the best result was carbon fiber tube with metal screw inside the tube.If you want you can than add some nylon ,rubber , or other material washers between the screew-carbon-mechanism assembly to fine tune the sound of the transport.
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Old 14th February 2013, 08:52 AM   #6712
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Old 14th February 2013, 09:53 AM   #6713
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The same words for your creations.Respect.
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Old 14th February 2013, 10:37 AM   #6714
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amazing idea alphaigor... as you said it s.... something else
really impressive...

How do you control the sled and the spindle? Have you bypassed the controller entirely?
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Old 14th February 2013, 11:49 AM   #6715
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Hello all,

Posting a few pics of my Shigaclone, with thanks to all who contibuted to this great project.

Cheers, John.
OMG John that's beautiful! Did you make that box? Where did it come from?
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Old 14th February 2013, 11:55 AM   #6716
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When I was testing with standard mechanism the best result was carbon fiber tube with metal screw inside the tube.If you want you can than add some nylon ,rubber , or other material washers between the screew-carbon-mechanism assembly to fine tune the sound of the transport.
Nice. I'm still wondering, though, about using metal screws and creating multiple ground points through the frame.

I was thinking of using a steel or nylon washer below the frame with a coil spring on the washer to create a "floating" transport. Washer and nut on top to hold things down, but in effect not hard mounted. Spring stiffness can be adjusted with the nut to perhaps tweak the sound.

Didn't some of the higher end transports use floating or bushing mounted mechanisms?
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Old 14th February 2013, 06:08 PM   #6717
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Today I bought a Dexa clock with dedicated psu.
I will try it against the Tent with psu and Trichord 4 with nc psu.

A bit of an educated guess but trying to learn from fora is useless all you read is about people attacking eachother (even the well known clockdesigners) and all based on assuming what is a bad or a good clock...nobody actually heard them let alone bought them to compare

Anyway it comes my way and the best sounding (f&ck the specs) will stay in the Mini PiTbull
That is a wonderful idea, I was contemplating doing this sort of comparison myself when I was doing my big capacitor tests. Clocks and oscillators are among the most contended Shiga components - there is little agreement at all (which is why I hesitate to include the subject in my Shigaclone guide).

If you would accept a suggestion from me, consider conducting your tests with all clocks powered from identical PSUs (or PSUs based on the same topology where differing clock requirements preclude using the exact same PSU). I think it is safe to assume that the clock's PSU will affect the resulting sound, which in turn could result in skewed or downright false conclusions regarding the performance of the clocks themselves.

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Hi,
This isn't Shiga anymore but this is not a point of our project.The ingredients are first quality so why not cook something better.
This is semi-analog device now because track skipping for example ,if automatically operated ,would last few minutes.So for shorten the seek time I help find track manually ,like analog turntable. (...)
Hi alphaigor, I love how focused and radical your approach is. Your rig reminds me of nemo1968's hand-built Shiga mech:
Finally, an affordable CD Transport: the Shigaclone story. I wonder if you have seen it?

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Anyone have any thoughts on what the right material would be for the standoffs for the turntable? 18-8 Stainless? Aluminum? Brass? Maybe Nylon would be a better choice as it would isolate the turntable from being directly grounded through the screws into the metal baseplate (in other words the grounding would be only through the wired ground point).
In my experience brass is the best (or copper or bronze, if you can get them). These three are the best "vibration conductors", which is the most important factor when mounting the mech rigidly. Grounding is irrelevant, as the mech frame is not connected to any electrical circuit (and if there are any spurious induced currents, it is certainly better to dissipate them over a large conductor, than try to contain them in a small frame).
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Old 14th February 2013, 08:50 PM   #6718
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hi uncle Leon,

You are right there is no agreement at all with clocks....but that is because quite a few people pick the opinion of somebody else as a reference instead of a clock.....but the point is I agree totally with myself

I will post stuff because I guess I need an audience every now and then ...hahaha.

I agree on the psu it will cary a strong signature but I will judge it as a whole because I think the designer who claims building a top clock should be able to build a top psu....besides that there is hardly a price difference between the psu and I will not build a psu for the clock myself.(building for a friend)...

I ll promise if I DO get carried away I will give it a shot and start figuring it all out...because only then I ll implement it in my own PiTbull....

But to avoid discussions ...IT IS FOR MY OWN FUN ...and if it bothers some (actually quite a few if I recallpoint the tube-clock-topic overhere where they nearly killed eachother. )
please skip my clocknonsense and listen to.....or measure whatever ....your own clockchoice....cool with me
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Old 14th February 2013, 08:53 PM   #6719
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OMG John that's beautiful! Did you make that box? Where did it come from?
Thanks tonyptony,
I recycled the box, it started life as a "Scan Do Pro 11" video scan converter that had blown itself up so thoroughly that the box and a few BNC conectors were the only things left of value.
I gave it new aluminium front and back panels along with a 10mm MDF CD "shroud", shaped, using a template, on the router table. The laser shield is a length of aluminium plate I had laying about.
Transport controls are big rocker switches with push down/play, push up/pause and similar for skip forward/back.
The look owes a bit to the Bel Canto CD player, but different enough, I hope, that I don't find hired goons at my door.
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Old 14th February 2013, 09:12 PM   #6720
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amazing idea alphaigor... as you said it s.... something else
really impressive...

How do you control the sled and the spindle? Have you bypassed the controller entirely?
Not at all.Both motors are still controlled by original PCB.I just wired controller with longer wire.If you make long run of wire for sled motor you must twist two wires together otherwise you get strange sounding music ,somehow distorted.When it is twisted the sound is clean as no extension wire is used.Spindle wire it's not contributing to overall sound.I just reduced sled motor motion ratio.Now it is installed pulley of 0,3mm instead of gear so the motor is constantly running and that way don't disturb the lens reading as with original mechanism where gear always go back and forward stressing the reading by constantly correcting lens position under desired pit.The motion of the sled is smooth as hydraulic arm movement and that result in outstanding sound quality without digititis disease .It is still automated player but way slower in it's functions ,for example ,track skipping last few minutes but this can be done manually like on analog turntable arm.That is not the problem because I simply forgotten remote and I enjoy discs from beginning till the end like when I listen to LP-s.
Reading and play starting are slower too.That is lasting 5-10sec but player don't refuse non perfect discs anymore.It reads a burned disc that I stored on the shelf for 5 years and the reading was impossible for any player which I tried.Execution of that design is tricky to do but it is the best mode I have done to that transport.
The CD machine is even more sensitive to vibrations than analog TT ,not in identical way.With elimination of vibrations around the laser I got the sound which confused many persons who entered listening room.The question was: ''Is this TT or CD ,I don't see vinyl spinning.Why the sound isn't digital?'' The music breathe more like analog disc ,it fullfill the room ,it have more 3D presence which is obviously missed by wrong concept started by S/P many years ago.
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