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Old 3rd December 2012, 03:06 PM   #11
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I have spent quite a bit of time recently working on my Marantz CD-94 and at the moment I am replacing quite a few of the capacitors. It has a Tri Chord clock in it and Burr Brown ic's and I'm looking for a new project to keep me busy having already built 3 Class D stereo amplifiers in the last couple of months to tri amp my home made speakers.
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Old 3rd December 2012, 04:45 PM   #12
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I'm sorry but I can't get excited about something that looks as though it's just come from the garden shed
The biggest trap in the audio hobby is that the eye is usually more hungry than the ear...

Don't reject it so lightly. Do some research for it. The turntable might not be of the best quality, but its performance is widely accepted in the diy community. And imo for its price it's really hard to beat.
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Check out the Shigaclone thread, there has been talk of a GB for a new from the ground up version of the Shigaclone.. Not sure how this is going since I have abandoned hardware players in favor of a pc based media server, but you might want to check this out.

Based on my bad attitude I would certainly steer clear of anything with a Phil*ps mechanism in it since by next week they will have discontinued it with no prospect of spare parts availability. Customer support < 0..
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Old 3rd December 2012, 05:27 PM   #14
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Check out the Shigaclone thread, there has been talk of a GB for a new from the ground up version of the Shigaclone.. Not sure how this is going since I have abandoned hardware players in favor of a pc based media server, but you might want to check this out.

Based on my bad attitude I would certainly steer clear of anything with a Phil*ps mechanism in it since by next week they will have discontinued it with no prospect of spare parts availability. Customer support < 0..
Thanks dimkasta and kevinkr! That is more or less what I am looking for and is quite reasonable.

Link to a Shigaclone thread: Shigaclone low cost KIT
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Old 3rd December 2012, 05:42 PM   #15
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The biggest trap in the audio hobby is that the eye is usually more hungry than the ear...

Don't reject it so lightly. Do some research for it. The turntable might not be of the best quality, but its performance is widely accepted in the diy community. And imo for its price it's really hard to beat.
I am getting some very nice sounds out of my CD-94 but realise the CDM-1 won't last for ever.I am looking for a similar build/component quality to the Marantz and I am also expecting to spend 400-600 to achieve this in kit form, any suggestions ?
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Thanks dimkasta and kevinkr! That is more or less what I am looking for and is quite reasonable.

Link to a Shigaclone thread: Shigaclone low cost KIT
Notice that the low cost kit is just a few hard to find components. Not a full transport kit. Plus it requires soldering some big SMD chips. Unless you are very knowledgeable with transport electronics and have experience with handling big SMD chips, I would suggest getting the fully mounted and tested version.

Fraser I am not familiar with the Marantz, but since you are very pleased with it why don t you just try to find some spare parts to have in your cabinet in case those you have fail?
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Old 3rd December 2012, 06:05 PM   #17
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Thanks for the comments the Marantz was released in 1986 and the CDM-1mech in a used condition are being sold for anything up to 200 so uneconomical to spend that sort of money. I have an external DAC using the Wolfson chip and would be looking to build a transport.
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Old 3rd December 2012, 06:13 PM   #18
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Well then have a look at the Shigaclone. You will be well within budget with lots of money to spare for casing and other paraphernalia
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Old 3rd December 2012, 10:31 PM   #19
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Thanks again for the comments but I am sure that the Shigaclone isn't the only CD kit that's available so I will carry on looking for something that looks mechanically a bit more substantial than something stamped out of tinplate.... As stated earlier you get what you pay for and I'm prepared to pay for something that will at least equal or better the performance of my Marantz CD-94.
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Default U get what I pay for.

Not necessarily. The 47 Labs Shiga cdp used exactly the same mechanism as the JVC "ghetto blaster" used as a donor for the original Shigaclone.

I like the Sony greystation as a cdp. Great sound for so little invested, and easy to do mods. Also consider a Pioneer DVD player. If it's good enough for Goldmund to use with essentially no mods, it's good enough for me.

If wanting a transport that is similar to your Marantz (which uses a Philips CDM-1), you'll have to source a current higher end transport from Philips. I suspect that you'll be disappointed with anything less.
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