custom cd player ideas (pics now)

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    as title really i have an old cd player that i dont need and i was wondering if anyone has tryed to make a normal cd player into a top loading one? i know it wont be as easy as cutting a big hole.

    thanks for any help
     
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    I was trying to find a link I once read on the net, but I can't find it. Anyway....Some bloke modified a Phillips 723 CDP "I Think". And done what you suggested. If my memory correct, I'm sure he used a Dremmel, and then put a perpsex lid on top. Disconnected the motor for the CD Draw. I think he had a problem with getting a CD puck to work, in the end I believe he made a stabilzing disc out of cork, and glued rubber on the bottom to grip the CD to stop it skipping. I'm think Naim sell a puck for one of their players "God Knows The Price". Let us know how you get on.
    Of course the first thing to do, if you haven't already,is to see if it possible to do!!
     
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    sounds complicated, is there any other things i could do to my old cd player instead/aswell
     
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    Why?!!!
     
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    Why not?!!!
     
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    Well there is loads that can be done. Let us all know what the make & model is ?
    You do have to be realistic, if it's a really old and a cheapy CD Player, it just may not be worth the effort "Can't polish a Turd". On the other hand,it's could be a perfect player to learn with, and no tears if it goes BANG. Funny enough I was given a JVC XL-E66 CD Player yesterday, it works perfectly. I opened the lid last night, and it looks like a re-badge SONY, I'm guessing of course,but all the Chips are marked SONY,apart from one. So I may even join you on this little adventure! After all this is the DIY section !
     
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    I've some instructions some where I'll see if i can't find them.....

    it 's basically suspending the tray and laser mech etc on wires from the case, that can then be tuned [tensioned].


    I'll go look!
     
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    The other thing you'd need to do is re-route the 'tray' switch, so that the player reads the disc once loaded.

    When the switch opens, the player stops the disc; it wont play again/load the TOC until the switch is closed (and remains closed). You'll need to find some way of mimicing that action, or incorporating it into the new 'lid'
     
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    its a denon dcd-425, i know it isnt going to sound brillaint its more for fun.
     
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    Good to see you've really thought this through :confused: If you want to waste some money then just send it to me. Why not just buy some music and eBay the Denon?
     
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    the dcd 425 has potential !

    I've modded denons to good effect before...there easy to work on and fairly forgiving when you make a mistake!
     
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    i would be lucky to get £10 for the cd player so i thought i would muck around with it
     
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    good on you, even if you can't get it to sound like a 5k player, it doesn't matter, it is all in the fun of getting something cheap (I mean in second hand terms)to sound half decent by messing about with it, plus if you can do it to a cheap player you can do it to an expensive one, almost all cd spinners have some room for improvement,
    I guess it depends what you want the player for, if you are pretty handy I would make a whole new case (mdf + body filler ?? but make sure you cut air holes with mesh for safety, away from the laser too) to house the top loading design, fit a clock 2 with a dedicated external supply, change the diodes, see zanash's post on the home page this is pretty comprehensive in terms of what can be done.
    good luck.
     
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    i could make a whole new case and then attemped to put an old pc inside the cd player case
     
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    had a little peek to see what im dealing with, taken with phone

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    Something like this;) http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/nuukspot/decdun/cdconversionpics.html
    All the details are on Decibel Dungeon if you are interested
     
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    No problem:)
    Yes the muting transistors just help rid of any clicks etc, removing those is certainly worth doing:)
     
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