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Old 12th June 2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Replace KSS-210A with Optima-6S

I am hoping to replace a KSS-210A with a Optima-6S, however I do not know the wiring diagram of either pickup nor do I know where to get them.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I can get the diagrams for these two pickups or know if they can be interchanged?

I have read through many threads here and am impressed with the knowledge the forum posseses! I hope that I can find my answer here!
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Old 14th June 2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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Basiclly a good idea, because the life time and reliability of JVC's "Optima" heads is much more higher than Sony's KSS heads.

In general you must go follow steps:

1) Find out cd player models use this optical pick up's
Optima6S is rare in stand allone cd player models and works in Philips FW11, JVC XL-V464 (XLV464) and XL-V264. The most other models are ghetto blaster and low cost plastic audio stuff (nevertheless this JVC head realibility is much more better than the so called SONY ES laser optics like KSS-272A).
SONY's KSS-210A is to find in a wide model range. Here two examples: CDP-450 and CDP-550.

2) order or download service manuals from this models
3) order or download data sheets of the laser heads/transport mechanism

From KSS-213C isn't hard to find:
But you need that one from KSS-210A (KSM-210xxx)

Now you can investigate the differences and the necessary modifications

But just one problem I note in your case: KSS-210A uses normal cable connector and Optima6S a flat connector lead. To construct a adaption from one to the other connector is very difficult (perhaps replacing the connector-PCB?).

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Old 14th June 2010, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll work on getting those service manuals and/or datasheets and I'll post an update when I get one.

I'm new to hardware tinkering like this so it might be a week or so!

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Old 29th February 2012, 12:26 PM   #4
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have you find out any news in the meantime?
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