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Old 27th December 2002, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Cd Transport

Has anybody out there made a CD-transport from scratch? That is, has anybody implemented an ordinary CD-ROM into a CD-player? Would be interested to hear..
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Old 27th December 2002, 01:54 PM   #2
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I tried it once: CD PRO 2 - The making of a high end CD Transport
“Do something really well. See how much time it takes. It might be a product, a work of art, who knows? Then give it away cheaply, just because you feel that it should not cost so much, even if it took a lot of time and expensive materials to make it.” - JC
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Old 2nd January 2003, 06:26 AM   #3
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Default CD transport question

I want to build a cheap CD transport(max 100EUR). There are a few ways to do it!
1. CD-ROM+IDE controller+display - i will use the digital output of CD-ROM.Which CD-ROM do you recommend to use(TEAC, SONY, ACER,PHILIPS, Plextor...)?

2. Use a cheap CDplayer(PHILIPS CD723 - CDM12.1) as transport!

3. Use a Philips CDM12.1 or CDM 12.6. (Where can I buy it)

Which alternative is better in your opinion? If I use CD-ROM I will design the display configuration. CD-ROMs are not designed for audio playback, but I think they will give better sonic results as cheap CDplayers(PHILIPS CD723). Am I right?

Have you any schematics for IDE controller with software?

Thank you!
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Old 2nd January 2003, 07:49 AM   #4
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I use the CD723 as CD transport. I'm very pleased with it's performance, and you can tweak the hell out of it.

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Old 2nd January 2003, 02:46 PM   #5
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I have a Philips 753 ebayed for 43Euro.

It uses the Short Loader MK3 that Daisy-Laser sells.

Maybe you can get one cheap also?
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Old 2nd January 2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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got mine new for a bit less than 100 Euro... well worth the money I think .. put some opa2134 in it, boost the power supply, well you know the drill ...

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Old 2nd January 2003, 03:22 PM   #7
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I have a gift from two years ago, just opened it during christmas last week, it is a CD VCD MP3 player. Very cheap I think, power up the very first time and put a CD in, it keep saying there is no disc, I took it apart and find out that it spins only for less than a second than stopped. I used 4 AAA batteries to test the motor, and the motor spins fine.

What can I do to find the fault? I would like to fix this up to use it as my test rig in the basement to drive the newly finished amps.
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