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Old 3rd November 2009, 09:09 PM   #13431
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Ok, sounds good even if that's crazy as I'm already having a new question wich is "yes but would it be better with some BG"...
What about (like you have a DAC with many coupling caps on SMD, e.g. a CD40 with TDA1541... what? I'm taking info everywhere...) these audio grade caps? Soooo expensive, they should sounds good!
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Old 3rd November 2009, 09:23 PM   #13432
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Basically, it's just a matter of taste isn't it? Just like the music we play on the kit.

That site that Ian linked too is interesting. He rates the Silmic II above the BG, but he doesn't seem to mention about the detail levels, which in itself means different things to different people.

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Old 3rd November 2009, 09:29 PM   #13433
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And a matter of mood!
Sometimes I like loud black metal and I need in your face electric shock, sometimes I need the sweetness of a female vocalist... I can change the discs, not the caps!
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Old 3rd November 2009, 11:09 PM   #13434
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He rates the Silmic II above the BG
Thats the guy who wrote the report in the link not my opinion!!!!! lol

Indeed it is a matter of taste. Personally I've found ZA's to be a little clinical in my 63's which also be default is a little too clinical for me. However, they are almost perfect in my TDA1541 player which has a much warmer character by default. Again everything depends on what you are decoupling and what characteristics you are looking for. This opens another debate which is that the cap should not colour the sound at all. All you really want ot hear is what is actually on the recording!!!!!!
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Old 6th November 2009, 09:20 AM   #13435
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Default CD-43@home!

Well seems I have to work guys!
Sounds so metallic no way for me to listen to it in this state. Marantz have pushed the downgrade to far... Maybe the even-not-Elna's super mini and cheap caps at op amps have passed away...
Color and size of TX is the same as in the CD-53, hope it's not smaller, the mech ( original CDM12 ) skips ( grease on mech's radial movement is brown... ) and the display is already dimmed wich means used a lot ( my very first CD-53's one was almost off... on 20h a day... and 2 mechs used! ) so I don't believe the mech can be saved.
No remote back switch, no remote parts on pcb ( controller side ) and HDAM it's parts already removed for me Marantz do you have some "ICs only" mounted PCBs?

Strange thing, it's a MkI (no CD-43 MkII I think) and it does have the caps in DAC to Decoder's clock feed.
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Old 6th November 2009, 09:25 AM   #13436
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Wow look at those mega smoothing caps

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Old 6th November 2009, 09:32 AM   #13437
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Looks very good indeed.

You will have loads of fun modding it !
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Old 6th November 2009, 09:35 AM   #13438
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Immense +-20V smoothers indeed!
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Old 6th November 2009, 09:39 AM   #13439
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Yes they manage to do electrolytics as small as ceramic SMD!
First fun time Ricardo, drums Roll for the test of controller ready to handle de IR sensor of the CD-53...

For new guys in the thread, remeber my first posts were "what is an op amp"? and it takes you there...
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Old 6th November 2009, 10:21 AM   #13440
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Well seems I have to work guys!
Sounds so metallic no way for me to listen to it in this state.
I happen to have an old Phonosophie CD Player (based on the CD63). It looks like the CD63 with a Phonosophie label on it.

Q: Anyone know what mods Phonosophie might have carried out on this machine. I sounds smoother and warmer than a stock CD63KI. Almost like a "63KI on tubes".

Also I open the cover and the copper CD63KI is absent so obviosuly this is a CD63 modfied and not a CD63KI. I happen to have access to an old CD63Ki chassis (lens not working) and can canabalise the CD63KI for parts as well.
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