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Old 19th July 2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question Corks inside a cd player?

Hi,

Has anyone put corks inside a player?

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Better start drinking wine instead of beer


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Old 19th July 2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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To avoid contamination by the dreaded trichloroanisole, one should use only top-grade synthetic corks.

www.neocork.com (shameless plug) (even worse pun)
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Hi,

Has anyone put corks inside a player?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WD2V

Better start drinking wine instead of beer


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Total madness. I did not read he put a decent clock into it.........
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Old 20th July 2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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Corks inside a cd player?

Its just "snake oil" and "voodoo" isnt it?

I guess the limited weight of the pieces will not take any big effect about shifting the resonances. I did some test with damping pads of bitumen or some heavy metal pieces. The idea is to add weight to the player, make the lightweight metal housing more stable. Then you will get a resonable result...

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Old 20th July 2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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Elso, are you saying its a complete waste of time upgrading that player OR that if he puts a decent clock into it it would have been a decent player ?

I have one (maybe a 610, not sure) lying about and had come to the conclusion it would be a waste of time doing anything with it

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Elso, are you saying its a complete waste of time upgrading that player OR that if he puts a decent clock into it it would have been a decent player ?

I have one (maybe a 610, not sure) lying about and had come to the conclusion it would be a waste of time doing anything with it

Corks, Ennemoser violin lacquer, rounding edges of PCB, placing pyramids into a CDP, etc. etc. I consider snake oil and a waste of time and money.
On the other hand replacing the masterclock makes an improvement in most cases except some very cheap players.
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Konnichiwa,

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Corks, Ennemoser violin lacquer, rounding edges of PCB, placing pyramids into a CDP, etc. etc. I consider snake oil and a waste of time and money.
BUT, have you ever tried them?

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On the other hand replacing the masterclock makes an improvement in most cases except some very cheap players.
You can make changes. Often adding a new clock produces MORE jitter than the original, but it is different jitter.

That said, I tend to combine adding Clocks and rounded PCB Edges & C37 in my commercial mods together with other pretty solid engineering changes. I find all this things have the potential to improve things, in differing areas and to differing degrees.

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Konnichiwa,

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Has anyone put corks inside a player?
I find that using chinese chess pieces works better and adds a nice air of far eastern mystique on top of the basic function.

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I find that using chinese chess pieces works better and adds a nice air of far eastern mystique on top of the basic function.

Sayonara

Better use precious stones, making sure you spend a lot of money.
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