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  1. Yes, I'll have it. I can hopefully fix that drawer issue pm sent with good intentions 😉
  2. Yes, thanks Rank Stranger. Let's buy it to see that happens. Sadly this unit has slot loading Sony DVD ROM as transport and they are hard to get, so it might be a write off. But the price is not high and worth the try to save it from rubbish tip 😉 But since it does not have anything on display, it probably has a proper electronic fault and with no Service Manual, it is pretty certain it will not be a goer without ever having to worry about the mechanism. Will pm shortly. For now, can you plug it in again, load a CD and press play to see if the mechanism will read it. Cheers Roman
  3. How about this: 1.5 x 1 m and available from every Jaycar store: https://www.jaycar.com.au/black-speaker-grille-cloth-1-x-1-5m/p/CF2752
  4. Thanks Sergio, Well, I have 43 CD players at the moment with 25 fully serviced ones. Why don't you shoot me a pm with your brand preference and any "must have" features that you want and I will give you some options. Cheers Roman
  5. I once worked on Pioneer PD-71 which was a very impressive machine. The PD-75 has magnetic drive stable platter mechanism and this takes it a step higher. The other Pioneer had a very good square wave SPDIF output, so there is a good chance that this unit will also be similar, and hence ideal for a transport. GLWTS
  6. The only thing you can do, is yourself invest in a wrist strap ($15), some anti-static bags and mobile service mat, which is a large (A2 size) sheet of conductive material with snap-in points of connection for the strap and grounding. So when you get spares at workshop, put them in anti-static bags for transport, and then on site, ground yourself and the mat to the chassis of the item serviced. And make no sudden movements 😉 Kind of go-slow Italian strike...
  7. You work in the nude, I play in the nude... I have just last month blown the first laser in 5 years of CD player servicing. All I did, was to place it on a padded office chair which has a usual, synthetic cover (which gathers charge every time you sit down or get up). I needed to make room on my bench and put the complete mech removed from customer's transport on it, so that I had both hands free to get the chassis of the machine out of the way. This happened even though I had a wrist strap on and it was connected to an anti-static mat, which was grounded. But office chair with synthetic cover was not. This is a $100 lesson, for they are now scarce...
  8. I did see it and it is a fine machine but too expensive for me. Also, I already have 40 CD players at last count...
  9. I have to get this on CD. I would buy this but I have no TT...
  10. This is not what I said. I merely said that he is advertising himself. There is nothing wrong with that and I myself do it all the time. I uploaded around 120 videos to my uTube channel doing just that. Letting people know that when they have a faulty CD player they want to get rid off, they can sell it to me and that occasionally, I fix them for some customers, if the player is interesting enough. For that, one needs to show that you know a bit about the subject and this is what he has done (and what I do). I just did not see this video as a serious discussion of the merits of upgrades. Maybe there is some value there as a basic tutorial for total novices to audio but then they will be misled by the suggestion that speakers' sound is mainly depended on crossovers and It is not. It is the enclosures and drivers that are main factors, with crossovers being the important factor, but only third on the list. In all fairness, I did not watch it past maybe 2/3 of the video, for I thought there would not be much there that I did not know and wanted to, so I might be wrong in my assumptions.
  11. Firstly, the question should be not "do parts matter" but "do parts in speaker crossover matter?", for he is talking only about that. But even that question is not really answered by him, for he is mainly talking about different technologies, at least in the first half. It is like asking do different engines in cars matter and then starting to compare steam engines from 1895, with diesel ones, and then current fuel injected petrol engines. Of course the differences will be huge. And further, it all depends on application. Small 1.3 l one is great if you are after fuel economy but not so great if you put it in a truck. Over-engineering a crossover in a $500 bookshelf speaker and spending $1000 on parts is poor design choice, unless of course one has sentimental attachment to it, and wants to squeeze from it everything that can be squeezed. Of course parts matter. The real question is to what degree and is it worth pursuing the ever diminishing gains. Then there are usual engineering dilemmas, for engineering is a balancing act between two or more opposing considerations. What matters the most in any technical area is engineering and whereas you can put a lipstick on a pig, a $400 amps from mid 80s, even when full of Black Gates and with R-core transformers will still only ever graduate to being $500 amp from the 80s. It will never be a Gryphon or Nemo. That is why companies like Meridian, Electrocompaniet, Naim, Accuphase, Luxman or Quad are still there and their products gained respect when there was not a single exotic part in them (maybe with exception of Single Crown DAC ICs in Naim), and even the output connectors were not gold plated. Naim still uses common garden DIN 5 pin plugs on their outputs for it is not about the most expensive conglomerate of parts but about circuit design, what they call an artwork (circuit layout on the board), set out of parts within cabinet, what the cabinet is made from, its noise immunity etc. This is what really matters. Gains always can be made but their real impact is mostly dependent on... whether you believe, that there will be an impact. 😉 This video is largely an advertorial for this guy's business and it is designed to show that he knows, what he is talking about and he sure does.
  12. Way too expensive for me. I could only ever think about it, if it was faulty 😉
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