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Old 4th February 2010, 11:22 PM   #2451
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Unhappy Ps2

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Requesting your comments :

Anyone here actually using Playstation 2 as CD-Player ? I tried mine a few times and the audio output is absolutely horrible compared to my cheap Pioneer PD-103 CD player.

However, I'm using the standard analog output... not the optical output.

Is that normal that Playstation 2 sounds like crap or is it just me ?

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I have tried using my fat ps2 (scph-50001) and well i must say... no words can describe how bad it is. I tried the optical digital output running into a dac and it still sounds like garbage. Its not just that model either. All fat ps2s including slimline sound compressed and tinny where as the old ps1s sound a bit compressed but not tinny. Ps3 sounds way better than a ps2 does, infact its pretty good. I dont know what it is with ps2 but if anyone out there is thinking of trying it as a cd player... you are in for a big disapointment.
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Old 5th February 2010, 02:12 AM   #2452
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Yes I'm using one and very good it sounds too. The Yaqin has really sweetened the sound, a lot more lifelike with simple acoustic pieces and vocals. But make sure you swap the Chinese tubes out, they're ok but others are much better - I have a pair of Tectronix 6AK5 in at the moment.
It's been two days since I connected my PS1 ( aka Top Loading Wadia ) to my recently acquired Yaqin Tube Buffer. The power cord is a PS Audio C-7 for my PS-1 and a generic 12awg power cord for the Yaqin. I don't know for the other mods people are doing here, but the sound really improved with the buffer. I noticed more distinguished details and deeper/wider soundstage. Not perfect BUT... for around $120 I got a Top Loading Player with a Tube Output....

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Old 13th February 2010, 09:22 AM   #2453
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Does enyone know how may I connect the bck,data,lrck in my cd player direct into bck,lrck, data in PSX AK4909 DAC, im trying this but this is not excatly working, i got some noise, but i connect not directly into dacs legs but in other side of the psx PCB i found three points of soldering that i think are leading to lrck,bcfk,data of the psx DAC. Maybe in this forum has someone descriebed that ??? Would you please give me the link. (sorry for my english)
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Old 22nd February 2010, 05:36 AM   #2454
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I am not sure what you mean as I i did replace the laser with another one from another ps1.What are you meaning by the top plate?
The removeable plate that covers the laser module and the guides. Exhange the top plates between the PSone and the PS-1. The rest fits perfectly. Put the laser module thing from the PSone (with the PS-1 top plate) back into the SCPH-1001 PS-1.


That, and replacing the rectifier diodes on the PSU with FREDs, and upping all (almost) the capacitances on the PSU, are the extent of my mods. And it sounds *good*

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Old 22nd February 2010, 09:01 AM   #2455
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I've a couple of questions:

1. Is it possible to take the audio directly from the DAC bypassing everything else and sending it straight to my stereo?

2. Shouldn't the SCPH-550X PS1's be slightly better than SCPH-100X because the CD mechanism is further away from the power supply therefore less interference ?

3. I'm going to buy some Coax RCA cables soon, any reason that they won't be good to use between my AMP and equalizer?

4. Would putting EMI suppressors on my RCA cables have a noticeable effect?

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Old 24th February 2010, 05:35 AM   #2456
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I've a couple of questions:

1. Is it possible to take the audio directly from the DAC bypassing everything else and sending it straight to my stereo?

2. Shouldn't the SCPH-550X PS1's be slightly better than SCPH-100X because the CD mechanism is further away from the power supply therefore less interference ?

3. I'm going to buy some Coax RCA cables soon, any reason that they won't be good to use between my AMP and equalizer?

4. Would putting EMI suppressors on my RCA cables have a noticeable effect?

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1: Should be possible, but not easy

2: I doubt that the relocated CD mech. would have any improvement

3: Shouldn't be worse...

4: I doubt it...

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Old 24th February 2010, 07:59 AM   #2457
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Hi Martin,
1: I have done this .... but I did remove subsequent components to reduce the chance of interference. You need to be sure that the pre-amp has a decoupling capacitor or else DC might enter your system. It is easier to connect to the capacitor pads than the pins on the DAC chip.
2: I think interference from the cd mechanism is a red herring. Nothing noticeable at all. There is heat problem from the electronics driving the CD mechanism, hence the out-boarding of the power supply
3: Don't see a problem other than the usual religious debates about cables
4: No idea.. but avoidance is better than a cure
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Old 25th February 2010, 06:34 AM   #2458
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Just wondering why replacing the PS1 Power Supply with another kind is better, why is the stock Power supply not so great. Are there any modifications that could be done to it rather than creating a whole new one?
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Old 25th February 2010, 09:47 AM   #2459
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I've a couple of questions:

1. Is it possible to take the audio directly from the DAC bypassing everything else and sending it straight to my stereo?
Make sure there is a capacitor at the input of the following amp as the DAC sends out DC!
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Old 25th February 2010, 08:28 PM   #2460
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Some technical stuff that someone might find interesting.
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