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Old 24th April 2008, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default Cd player upgrades for a newbie

Hello. I am new to the whole Diy thing. I recently purchased an Exposure 2010s cd player and was wondering if there are any relatively easy things i can do to upgrade the sound.Keep in mind i am new so my
knowledge is relatively limited at this point. The one model up from the cdp i have uses a better dac chip. The Burr Brown 1704 as opposed to the 1716 in my player.Are these difficult to change.I believe this is the only difference between the two players.
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Old 24th April 2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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Do you have a circuit diagram?
Also what opamps are in this cd player?

The best course is to improve capacitors, regulators, opamps and clocks. So a service manual will help alot

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Old 26th April 2008, 06:26 PM   #3
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Unfotunately for you those two dacs are fundamentally different. The1716 is a voltage-output bitstream device; the 1704 is a true multibit, current-output DAC (and one of the greats.)

No drop-in swap I'm afraid. For a start, the 1704 is a mono chip - you one for each channel - and the 1704 also requires a current-to-voltage conversion stage. No trivial matter, and if you are in that deep you'd be fundamentally re-engineering the player.

Which doesn;t mean what you have can't be improved - look at the PSU for a start - but be aware there are distinct limits with the sound from the BB 1710/1716 family IME. You may be better-off selling your player and simply buyng the one you really want, IYSWIM.
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