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Old 7th October 2004, 04:30 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I have searched the archives for sources of these pickups. I would be happy to do a bit of surgery to adapt the laser from a CDM4/19, but it appears even these are no longer available.

I have tried Grandata, Donberg & Nikko. All have no stock, nor are they liable to in the future. I have a contact at Marantz who can get a laser for me, but wants $400 for it.

There is a mob in Asia who came up in a google search, but I don't seem to even be able to register as a customer, much less order the laser, which appears to be a knock-off (not that it's a problem to me, I am impressed by the quality of Chinese componentry) http://sheen-yen.tbds.net/product_in...roducts_id=310 .

I don't want to rat an old machine for a pickup, I may just get another laser that's on its' last legs.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for sources?

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Old 7th October 2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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Hi Phil

Try Philips Australia, Southside Electronics and Prime Electronics.
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Old 7th October 2004, 08:15 PM   #3
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Hi Fin,

I should've thought of Prime! Philips Aust hadn't occurred to me, & I'd never heard of Southside. I emailed WES to see whether they could get them in; I didn't receive a reply, so I took that to be a negative.

I'll report back if I have any joy,
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Old 8th October 2004, 07:31 AM   #4
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I know of a place in Europe that has original old stock of Philips CDM4/19 for 55 Euro - if you are interested. That's a lot less than $400 from Marantz.
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Old 9th October 2004, 06:08 AM   #5
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Hi Fin,

55 Euros is in the ballpark of what I originally expected to pay, so yes, I am interested! Email me off-board if you feel it's inappropriate to discuss it here.

I have not yet chased up the local suppliers you mention; though to be honest I don't hold out much hope, supplies look to be well & truly drying up. I will get in touch with them on Monday.

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Old 11th October 2004, 12:14 AM   #6
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Old 11th October 2004, 01:57 PM   #7
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Hi,

I have ordered recently a CDM4/19 to replace the old one fitted on my Studer CD player which shows tracking problem. See following link: http://www.agbelektro.cz/obchod/scri...me=Tranzistory

My CD player problem is now solved.

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Old 11th October 2004, 10:47 PM   #8
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Hi Fin & NVD33,

Fin, for some reason I am not receiving emails originating from here. I just sent myself one to check & it didn't arrive. Could you try again? My email is philobeddo99@hotmail.com

NVD33, thanks for that! I will have to try & decipher Czech, it appears the order form does not display in English! The translation I used finished with "Behind Send off order", which I hope does not mean out of stock.

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Old 12th October 2004, 08:34 AM   #9
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Hi Phil,

Sorry, I forgot to give you this important information: Lubor Grigorescu AGB elektro [office@agbelektro.cz].

You can e-mail Lubor at this e-mail address, his English is perfect and he is very helpful. I can tell you that I am very satisfied with my CDM4/19 he sent to me. I am convinced that it is an original make from Philips. After replacement I notice no audible difference with the old laser fitted on my CD player (Studer D732).

If you need more info feel free to ask me,


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Old 13th October 2004, 04:28 AM   #10
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Hi NVD33,

I have been told that my problem (mainly failure to read TOC on insertion) is not likely to be the laser after all. Even so, I think I will make the most of your information & order a laser for the future. Atleast it's here for when the inevitable does happen.

Thanks again for your information & help,
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