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Old 13th July 2007, 11:36 PM   #1471
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Hi this is kinda semi related, but i read on another forum that the dreamcast sounds pretty good as a cd player as well. If anybody here owns both can you try it against your 1001 and see how they compare.
I dont have a 1001 but to me my dreamcast sounds better than my sony walkman which has been my only sourse until now.
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Old 14th July 2007, 01:32 AM   #1472
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Hi Coppa

I must say the Dreamcast inside looks
a bit like the GreyStation but more compact.
The power supply looks like son of PS1! The
sound quality in the PS1 100x and 550x was a lucky
choice of Dacs combined with a creative choice
of crystal oscillator that gave the machines
low jitter. Later Sony "fixed" it in the redesigned
750x and 900x series and even the PS2 sound was
pretty indifferent. I wonder if the Yamaha AICA sound
chip in the Dreamcast has any merit and perhaps
Sega was trying to out do PS1s in sound performance
as well as all other features. So go down your local
weekend market or visit Ebay for your 1001, put those
spiked feet on the Dreamscast and 1001 and make an
isolation platform like the one Mike F has on his site
and then tell us how they compare!

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Old 14th July 2007, 02:41 AM   #1473
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Im still looking for that 1001 i know there gotta be one in my city. Ebay is not an option unfortunately.
I just assumed that everyone should own a dreamcast by default
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Old 14th July 2007, 08:35 AM   #1474
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I posted yesterday to say that I had sourced a 1002 and had carried out some mods. I then found (in my son's bedroom and A/V lead to use the A/V out as suggested by MickF. After having butchered the moulded case and soruced the links to pins 1-4 I connected up some phono sockets and plugged it in. Nothing !

Spoke to my son who said that he had an old PS in his bedroom ! (How am I supposed to remember what gadgets he has had over the years !) Turns out it is a 5552, so I try the A/V out. Bingo !

The sound (running for about 30 mins) is as good (to me)as the modded 1002.

What I would liek to know is, is it worth carrying out the DC blocking and muting transistors mods to the 5552 ? I am assuming that the boards are the same as I have not had the lid off.
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Old 14th July 2007, 09:00 AM   #1475
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Puffin:

Thanks for the information on using the AV out with a modified cable. I am looking forward to doing the same myself and comparing Model SCPH-5501 to Model SCPH-1001 using a good DIY AV cable.

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Old 14th July 2007, 10:01 AM   #1476
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rhing. The 5552 has no audio outs and so the modified A/V route is the only way to go.
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Old 14th July 2007, 11:39 AM   #1477
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I think I might have a problem with DC following the mods to the 1002. Would some caps in between the links where the DC blocking caps were removed be o.k. What values would be needed.
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Old 14th July 2007, 04:42 PM   #1478
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rhing. The 5552 has no audio outs and so the modified A/V route is the only way to go.
I understand that Model 5552 only has the AV Multi Out port for audio. I am planning on taking a Chord Chrysalis DIN terminated interconnect cable and adding a Sony AV Multi Out port connector. I'll have to cut it open, but I am sure I can reconstruct it cleanly. This cable would allow me to compare the RCA output to the AV Multi Out output. Also, I could compare Models SCPH-1001 and SCPH-5501 using the AV Multi Out port only.

I have an extra Model SCPH-1001 on hand for future modding, so I'll keep one stock and mod the other.
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Old 14th July 2007, 05:21 PM   #1479
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I think I might have a problem with DC following the mods to the 1002. Would some caps in between the links where the DC blocking caps were removed be o.k. What values would be needed.


http://www.dogbreath.de/PS1/output/output.html
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Old 14th July 2007, 08:25 PM   #1480
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jives11. Thanks for the link. I used that article to carry out the mods. There seems to be a difference of opinion as to the value to use. Someome suggested as little as 4.7uf would be sufficient. I see that 100uf has been used.

Incidentally can anyone confirm that the reason I got no output from A/V input was because I removed the DC blocking caps. Will I have to bridge this or add better quality caps ?
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