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Old 18th May 2008, 02:51 PM   #981
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Maybe 8,62 cm x 6,62 cm, this is the same size JC Fardo write
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Old 18th May 2008, 02:58 PM   #982
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Busted, thanks for the clarification

...and the post diameter would be 0.55 cm
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Old 18th May 2008, 03:16 PM   #983
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Still got one parts kit available. The last few guys all don't respond back, so I still one last parts kit left. Last chance, if interested, send me an email.

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Old 18th May 2008, 05:15 PM   #984
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If any one in the UK is looking for these I was in ASDA in gateshead today and they had about 30 at 25 quid each. I assume they will be in other ASDS stores but if anyone needs one I'm happy to pick them up and strip them down for cost plus postage.

Will be popping in to pick up a spare myself at that price, especially as I have just started the first mods and I am a little clumsy with a soldering iron

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Old 18th May 2008, 11:45 PM   #985
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Sold my last unit, maybe 1-2 more if I can find them around in Montreal. I will know this week.
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Old 19th May 2008, 02:42 AM   #986
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Default springs

Springs have been received from McMaster-Carr. All those who expressed interest have not responded to my request for their address. If there is no response in 2 days, those springs in reserve will be made available to others.

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Default RCEZ32 Update

I just ordered a sescom enclosure (MC15A) so that I can finally complete my Shigaclone "clone" project. I chose one that matches my dac and the 3/16" thick aluminum plate the thing is mounted on.

Six lbs of bronze bar stock is on the way for additional mass.

I mentioned recently that I upgraded to a pair of BG standard 1000uF/16V on the output of the 8V regulator. These apparently have much lower internal impedance than the nichicons I had in there previously - the led flicker I mentioned previously is now gone, and I made no other changes that could account for this. (Or any at all in some weeks.)

I have elected to stay with the stock tracking servo cap which in this case is a ceramic smd type because this thing sounds good just the way it is.

I thought I would "upgrade" to a NC momentary switch for loading convenience and immediately discovered I much prefer the toggle I originally used for this purpose and reverted. Flipping the toggle to the "open" position prior to soft power up prevents an unnecessary disk read routine, and otherwise is convenient enough - I like it better.

Interestingly this unit will remember the cd toc as long as it the load switch is not in the "open" condition even when the unit is in standby as long as the power is not removed and/or back up cap is charged.

For protection I always leave a disk on the mechanism when not in use.

In a recent comparison the Shigaclone + my homebrew dac sounded slightly different, but about equal to the Sony SCD-777ES playing cds through its analog outputs. The Shigaclone's fast toc reads are very appreciated - anyone who owns an SCD-1 or 777ES will know exactly what I am talking about. I'm very pleased overall.. Slightly differing strengths - I could definitely live with this as my sole source. Thanks again Peter!
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Old 19th May 2008, 11:48 PM   #988
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Springs have been received from McMaster-Carr. All those who expressed interest have not responded to my request for their address. If there is no response in 2 days, those springs in reserve will be made available to others.

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Old 20th May 2008, 03:18 AM   #989
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Question about replacing E5 as outlined in the playermods.PDF. If I'm not mistaken this cap has one lead way under the heatshield in the photo. How in the hell do you unsolder this and even more difficult resolder it without taking this heatshield off?

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Old 20th May 2008, 03:32 AM   #990
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With a small tip it's not a problem to remove that cap without damaging the heatsink. Same for reinstallation.

The PCB is not through hole plated, so everything is easy. ;-)
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