Finally, an affordable CD Transport: the Shigaclone story - Page 739 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Digital Source

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 14th October 2013, 02:43 PM   #7381
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
Quote:
Originally Posted by dimkasta View Post
Very nice Erik!!

The only thing that will require some attention is the stop switch, since I was thinking to place the motors tightly inside wood to further reduce their vibration.

This is how I do it...only I use copper....maybe it gives you ideas...
(you see the inlet for the laser-stop-switch as well)

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2013, 05:17 PM   #7382
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
While I have my Test CD Board at hand now to try things out before implementing in my PiTbull Reference Transport I thought it was time to find out what the C906 position was all about in a more detailed way.

I knew that my Wondercap bettered the standard elco in the past but time I took more time to evaluate a well known bunch of caps.

All of them 0.01 uf since I tested this value in the past and delivered the best performance/sound ratio.

The contestants.....

Standard No Name (on the board)
Multicap
Wondercap
Mundorf Silver Gold
Studio Zey
Alexander Duelund
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)

Last edited by Erik van Voorst; 14th October 2013 at 05:39 PM. Reason: Adding info
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2013, 05:17 PM   #7383
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
My listening notes...not much but enough....sorry that they are in dutch...

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)

Last edited by Erik van Voorst; 14th October 2013 at 05:41 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2013, 05:20 PM   #7384
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
The testboard with the huge Studio Zey cap...

Luckily the test was with plug ins so it does not take lomg to switch...

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)

Last edited by Erik van Voorst; 14th October 2013 at 05:34 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2013, 05:28 PM   #7385
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
Okay here my (personal) account...

The standard no name elco on C906 sounded the worst .....a bit deadening compared to the cap contestants (maybe the difference between elco and cap by definition ? )

The Multicap played a bit more livelier than the standard.

The Wonder Cap sounded a bit better than the Multicap (my present standard on the board is Wondercap) but not by a wide margin.

The Mundorf silver/gold played again the best of these four...

So this Mundorf had to be compared to the Studio Zey Cap, well this cap outperformed the Mundorf and the difference was better noticeable than all the other comparisons so far.

The big surprise for me finally came from the Alexander Duelund...this little devil (compared to the size of Zey) did not give way and topped them all by being the most musical of them all.

Click the image to open in full size.


So my clear choice...................were it not that I ordered his famous brother straight away to compare......I know that this is getting out of hand because for this cap's asking price in the recent past one could buy 12 boomboxes ahum...yes 12.....Erik you are sick...there I said it.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)

Last edited by Erik van Voorst; 14th October 2013 at 05:53 PM. Reason: Added info
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2013, 05:53 PM   #7386
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
Very interesting Erik...

My current choice is a russian teflon FT-1 at 0,012uF

Comparing it to plain mundorf supremes, the russian is WAY better, so it might be a nice test if we could see how these perform against the duelunds.

If you are up to it, I can send you one
__________________
Second harmonic and semi-sweet wine for everyone...
The DIY Tone! | Shigaclone
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2013, 06:36 PM   #7387
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
Shure no problem.

No names, famous brands, expensive, cheap-as-hell, easy bought, limited editions, I do not really care....I only listen and decide ....mind you I decide for myself....

What I do know is that expensive parts are in the majority a better choice...but the fun is trying to prove the opposite every now and then .

And lets face it the standard boombox is one of those proven examples.
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2013, 07:40 AM   #7388
diyAudio Member
 
uncle_leon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Czyżeminek, near Łdź
Good to see you in action again Erik! It's always a pleasure to watch your work, your dedication is astonishing

Also, great to see my cap up there with the best! Duelund Alexander was also my favourite of all commercial caps that I tried. I thought my cap and Alexander actually sounded very similar in many ways, and I had a hard time deciding between the two at first. Although after many swaps I ultimately preferred mine (well, obviously! ). However, I will admit that Alexander is slightly better in detail and soundstaging, it's kind of more "correct". It's a great cap all-round, no doubt. It's just music from my cap was more engaging, moving, with more emotions... And since these are the qualities I personally value most, I kept my cap in.

Please do let us know the results of the CAST audition, this is sure going to be interesting! (if largely useless for most of us - kind of like a review of the new McLaren )
__________________
Studio Zy - natural, hand-crafted components for hi-end audio.
"Dare to be different, and you may stumble upon something amazing."
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2013, 07:43 AM   #7389
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
Welcome back too Jarek
__________________
Second harmonic and semi-sweet wine for everyone...
The DIY Tone! | Shigaclone
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th October 2013, 09:41 AM   #7390
diyAudio Member
 
Erik van Voorst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rotterdam
Good to read you again Jarek.

I will most certainly give your cap another go...first I will play with both caps a while longer to make shure they have fully electronically settled in.

If the end result changes (for me) I will post it.
__________________
To baldly go where no man has gone before................(James Kirk)
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:59 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2