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Other DACs / Re: Marantz CD12
« Last post by Tweedle12 on July 03, 2018, 08:28:48 AM »
Steven, lovely machine indeed - what DAC chip was fitted as standard? Mine has a single crown 8805 and I have never seen a double crown as standard, but perhaps late production models benefitted from this?
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Other DACs / Re: Marantz CD12
« Last post by stevenvalve on July 02, 2018, 03:56:23 AM »
More pictures of the juicey little toy. The copper inner covers are of cause off because i am trying TDA1541 S2 chips including the A and B chips in the transport. Believe me they also have a big effect on the sound of this player. I ended up using a made for Studer TDA1541A S2 1994 chip. It really annihilated the standard S1 Crown.
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Other DACs / Marantz CD12
« Last post by stevenvalve on July 02, 2018, 03:54:04 AM »
Picked this Marantz CD12 up and not via eBay. Its one of 2 CD players Ken Kessler still uses today and considers to be one the best of 100s of cd players he has reviewed. This one is mint and deliciously immaculate and all original except for Danny Digital replacing the sockets for the TDA1541A double crown and for the big A and B chips in the transport. He also went all over this machine with loving attention because he wants it badly and will eventually pry it of me because he just loves the quality vintage Marantz stuff and it does not come much more sought after than this. It sounds amazingly good in standard form and one wonders what it could be with some modifications, but i will leave it as is, because it is like new and i can not bring myself to butcher its originality. Only 5 where ever brought into Australia and i know where 2 others are today and of cause one is right here with me. Nice indeed
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by mcb on June 16, 2018, 07:35:26 PM »
Thanks Steve,

Fully understand that it is no certainty that the chip is the issue, but lets hope that it is.

Murray
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by stevenvalve on June 16, 2018, 05:02:25 PM »
Murray, Craig in Queensland will have them, or where to get them, get the number from Mario, But its no certainty that the chip is the problem, just a high probability.
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by mcb on June 16, 2018, 12:33:53 PM »
Hopefully this is my last question on this subject, are there any known sources of the CS8414-CS chip in Australia or alternatively, reliable OS suppliers.  I have found some on EBay, but have no idea as to whether they are likely to be genuine.

Murray
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by mcb on June 14, 2018, 08:04:16 PM »
Thanks very much for the clarification Steven.

I don't think anything was done with the ground pin.

Hopefully I now have enough info to make some progress.

Regards

Murray
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by stevenvalve on June 14, 2018, 06:52:14 PM »
Yes, the big chip, you can see the tracks running off to the section that has the push on pins to change it to run SPDIF. Did you did connect the ground pin with a jumper as well. Sometimes the solder joints on the chip to board can be the problem. resoldering them sometimes works. This was a common problem with these older boards
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by mcb on June 14, 2018, 06:25:16 PM »
Steven,

Thank you for the photo.

Just to clarify, is the chip that you are referring to, the bigger one with the legible numbers (CS8414-CS), or the smaller one above it and to the left.

Thanks

Murray
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General Information / Re: Trouble Shooting Help
« Last post by stevenvalve on June 14, 2018, 05:51:35 PM »
Murray a picture tells a thousand words, This is most likely the offending chip, but it could be any number of related stuff, may be bad connection good luck.
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