Marantz CD94 / Marantz CD 65 Gold -- What DAC?

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Hi.

According to the Dutch Audio Classics website, the Marantz CD65 Gold has a TDA1541 S1 DAC chip. ( NOTE -Not the TDA1541A )

On another thread, a member has posted that his Marantz CD94 also has a TDA1541 S1.
And in a Mission PCM7000.

I have a CD273 which has one too.!!


If anyone has one of these players, can you check to see if it also has this chip and post a photo?

Thanks.
Andy
 
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Hi.

According to the Dutch Audio Classics website, the Marantz CD65 Gold has a TDA1541 S1 DAC chip. ( NOTE -Not the TDA1541A )

On another thread, a member has posted that his Marantz CD94 also has a TDA1541 S1.
And in a Mission PCM7000.

I have a CD273 which has one too.!!


If anyone has one of these players, can you check to see if it also has this chip and post a photo?

Thanks.
Andy

Marantz CD-94 on thevintageknob.org
 
I don't own them, but I modified few CD94 MKII machines. Each had a 1541A S1 X 2 DAC combo. I also remember from my TDA1541 DAC days that "plain vanilla" 1541A DAC chips all sounded different.... this was easily noticeable. However, I was unable to find a single 1541A chip that sounded as good as 1541A S1's I found in 94MKII. I still have around 6-7 plain 1541A's... and one in S1 flavor.
 
Here is the single 1541A S1 in my 94MkI.

It seems it needs new ESRD8R2M16R decoupling caps, Grundig CD9009 DEM recloking and low ESR caps between power supply pins.
 

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