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Old 13th March 2003, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Alternatives to CD-PRO 2

Hello !

I was just wondering if there's cheaper alternatives to CD-PRO 2 transport ? Something like 100$ would be a good compromise IMO I'm pretty sure that the project would interest some people here who want to build their own CD player.

There's the CD-ROM alternative but some CD are protected from being read by them...

If you have any knowledge, tips or suggestions don't hesitate to share them !

Have a nice day !

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Old 13th March 2003, 09:47 PM   #2
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You obviously didn't look or search on the forum. There is a member that mentions very cheap mechanisms
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Old 13th March 2003, 10:09 PM   #3
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Try this: cd-rom into standalone transport, how-to???
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Old 13th March 2003, 10:58 PM   #4
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The one thing that gets me about these CD-ROM projects is that nobody seems to address the mechanical issues with the transport. They only seem to address the IDE/SCSI interface issue or the DAC issue. But from my own experience, a CD-ROM transport is nowhere near as solid as even my own cheapo CDP's transport, and I would never attempt such a project until I knew how to beef things up.

Does anybody have experience or info on that end of things? That picture of the tweaked Intra CD-ROM looked like the builder had really done things right.
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Thanks for your info guys

I've done a search right before posting my question but didn't find any real info about cheaper CD mechanism. Maybe looked too fast.... duhhhhhhh

I was aware of the CD-Rom possibility but this is something that I would like to avoid because of the protection scheme on some more "commercial" CDs. The IDE/SCSI interface is less a hassle but anyway... I'm looking for a good and less expensive CD mechanism than CD-PRO 2

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I'll keep you informed if I find anything
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Old 13th March 2003, 11:22 PM   #6
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Any docs for CDM4/31?

BTW what does Elkaid mean ? To me it sounds like El Qaida
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Old 13th March 2003, 11:44 PM   #7
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Thanks Jean-Paul

What does "Elkaid" means ? Well, a friend of mine call me this way once and I've been using this nickname since then. This is a contraction of "Le Cad" in french. A "Cad" is someone like Al Capone I guess. However, I can't find any connection between Al Capone and me

I haven't realized that it may sound like El Qaida and I admit that it may confuse many and seems not really appropriate.

Maybe you guys could have some suggestions for a new nickname ? Something like "The guys who doesn't stop asking dumb question"

Well, a new nick and new avatar are coming soon !
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Old 13th March 2003, 11:54 PM   #8
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Another one: http://www.steinmusic.de/indexeng.htm and here in use by a forum member: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...2137#post72137
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OHHHH DRUEL I WANT ONE...,
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Talking well....

There are other descent transports like the Pioneer's "Stable Platter" , the Teac VDRS and Sony's ES series.
Unfortunately i could not find any retailer that sells them.
Don't underestimate these transports guys...
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