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Old 28th February 2017, 10:20 PM   #1511
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Default shiga mk2 finished

Hello Tibi,

my shiga is finished and playing - added some impressions.

The sound is very good - lively, precise and musical - better than the flac files from NAS, played with a Cambridge streamer.

DAC was in both cases a DDDAC1794 and the amplifier was a tube one, the UCL11 from Frank Blöhbaum with 8 Ohm resistor as load working perfect as headphone amplifier. Headphone was AKG 812 and believe me you hear every detail with it - thanks to the shiga.

Greetings from Austria and best regard

Christoph
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Old 28th February 2017, 10:28 PM   #1512
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my shiga is finished and playing - added some impressions.
Great set of photos Christoph. I very useful reference/comparison.
What size is your enclosure? The top plate over the spindle and laser mech is different to others that I have seen and different to the template that is provided - interesting to see.
Nice to see a close-up of different implementation of the buttons - I have been puzzling about this for myself
Enjoy!

Clayton

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Old 28th February 2017, 10:57 PM   #1513
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Great set of photos Christoph. I very useful reference/comparison.
What size is your enclosure? The top plate over the spindle and laser mech is different to others that I have seen and different to the template that is provided - interesting to see.
Nice to see a close-up of different implementation of the buttons - I have been puzzling about this for myself
Enjoy!

Clayton
272 mm x 211 mm x 60 mm - the aluminium casing is from China - the same I used for the DDDAC 1794 and similar to the UCL 11, which is bigger, but the same style

design was done by me - sketch added in a previous post (only position of display changed)

all the holes are drilled or done with a jigsaw and file, except the 125 mm hole in the top plate, which was cut with water jet
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Old 1st March 2017, 12:32 AM   #1514
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Wow, that's beautiful. I will upload my pics soon but my attempt is amateurish in comparison.
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Old 1st March 2017, 07:37 AM   #1515
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Beautiful work, Christoph !

Regards,
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Old 1st March 2017, 07:59 AM   #1516
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After a long time finally nearly finished my shiga... lots of metal work had to be done. Seperators are painted steel to get more weight, transport pickup is done on 5 axis cnc mill from one aluminum block. The whole construction is sitting on custom made springs to balance rotation forces of the cd. Wanted to make the transport a little more compact so used a 1U case from modushop.

Still on plan:
- adding v1/2, board is already installed but not 100% finished. Low noise cap multiplier.
- upgrading the clock from tent labs to something better
- Make a custom aluminum case for the remote

Chain:
- Transport: Shiga MK2
- DAC: Soekris DAM1021
- Pre: Passlabs Preamp / Naim NAC 152X
- Amp: Passlabs XA30.8 / Symasym Black Beauty / Sony VFet Part 2

Plays absolutely perfect.

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Old 1st March 2017, 08:15 AM   #1517
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Impressive work Fabian !

Shiga MKII with Soekris DAM1021 make a fantastic pair. You have a top notch digital source there.

One wire do no make contact on your display. Better solder ribbon cable to avoid contact loose.

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Old 1st March 2017, 08:18 AM   #1518
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Thanks tibi, pictures are a little bit older. Most stuff is soldered and double checked. One big "problem" of the 1U case and my transport / main pcb placement was, that on later tracks, the FPC cables bend was so big and the cable could not make that bend to the top (as the height of the case is only 40mm), that later tracks could not be read. Had to use a shorter cable (127mm) and use a more flexible series.
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Old 1st March 2017, 08:25 AM   #1519
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Some more pictures of the aluminum block and the DAM build....
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Old 1st March 2017, 06:55 PM   #1520
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. The whole construction is sitting on custom made springs to balance rotation forces of the cd. Wanted to make the transport a little more compact so used a 1U case from modushop.
Hiya Fabian
Very impressive. You will be feeling like the cat who has got the cream I am sure.
Can you please write more about your "custom springs"?
I was going to try using springs from suspension in Radio controlled car/4wd but hard to find good size.
Thanks
Clayton
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