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Teac VRDS-10
« on: September 24, 2010, 10:57:15 PM »
My new transport safe and well. As soon as it was through the door I had it in pieces trying to work out what had been done.
It has a trichord 2 clock.
A BNC connection.
And IEC fitted.
And internal DAC apparently disconnected but can't see that's the case.

Hopefull my amps are back on Wednesday so I can actually hear it!

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 10:59:23 PM »
My new transport safe and well. As soon as it was through the door I had it in pieces trying to work out what had been done.
It has a trichord 2 clock.
A BNC connection.
And IEC fitted.
And internal DAC apparently disconnected but can't see that's the case.

Hopefull my amps are back on Wednesday so I can actually hear it!
photos please of clock and internalls
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2010, 11:18:23 PM »
as soon as i can work out how to post pics mate!

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 11:22:59 PM »
press reply and then on the left below the white sreen (additional options)
you must down size files aswell
email them i will post them if you like
kajak12@iprimus.com.au

done people here you go some pics
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 11:54:01 PM »
change that wire out of the clock to cat 5.the standard wire is crap for the power supply and clock output.
also modd the clock i can tell you how its easy.
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2010, 11:57:02 PM »
Sorry about the poor pics. hard work taking photos of the inards! Basically its a tricord 2 16.9344Mhz.
the rest is very standard looking.  

Are they very tiny caps next to the crystal?

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2010, 11:59:38 PM »
The black and white cable change to cat5 solid core?
what would you suggest?

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 11:59:57 PM »
everything with c=caps and r=resistors.
your clock using internall power supply (must go if you whant better sound)
caps you can replace aswell i know  that clock well because i have one of them  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 12:01:09 AM »
The black and white cable change to cat5 solid core?
what would you suggest?
yes solid core only
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2010, 12:07:41 AM »
there is plenty of room in the chassis for caps mate!!! ;D
all I need now is a DAC...... and a Pre..... and a phono stage..... and a MUCH bigger wallet!!!!

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 12:08:47 AM »
there is plenty of room in the chassis for caps mate!!! ;D
all I need now is a DAC...... and a Pre..... and a phono stage..... and a MUCH bigger wallet!!!!
for everything else their is visa (you dont need a wallet for it) ;D
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2010, 12:14:12 AM »
is the Grey box in the other photo the power supply for it?

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2010, 12:20:04 AM »
yes it is get rid of it and feed it battery power
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2010, 08:13:17 PM »
Hi Upfront,

Have you got pic's of the actual unit? I'm curious what it looks like.

I'm also curious how it would compare to my modded CD50?

May I ask how much you paid?  Feel fre to send me a pm if you prefer?

Cheers, flemo.

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2010, 10:55:27 PM »
Hey Flemo. I'll post some pics tomorrow. It was $550 in the end. Well worth it I think. Haven't seen another for sale. It's a very impressive bit of gear. It's very heavy and the most solidly built piece of audio equipment from a main stream manufacturer (hope that makes sense).

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2010, 10:59:05 PM »
As for how it compares to your cd50... When I finally get off my arse and take up your generous offer to listen to your beautifull built dac we'll know!

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 01:43:42 AM »
the new toy and one of the power cables I've made

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010, 01:56:46 AM »
and some more...

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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 02:03:24 AM »
the new toy and one of the power cables I've made
http://www.lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/REFERENCES/TEAC-T1/VRDS-T1.html
i hope you have the diffrent model
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Re: Teac VRDS-10
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2010, 02:20:26 AM »
yeah T1 and the 10 are completely different. The 10 is the real deal. Its about 10kg of pressed steel. More layers of it than an onion
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