Simple DIY CDP upgrades

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    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

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    I have already places some bluetac above the Transport and underneeth it, this made an improvement. However I now want to go a bit further however I have read stuff about damping but I am not sure exactly where to place everything.

    Also I cannot solder to save my life so I can't do anything like clock upgrades or PSU changes. Even though the crappy tiny PSU already in it most leak a lot of flux.

    Anybody got any suggestions? I believe the transport on my CDP is very good and its the DAC and output sections that let it down and make it a £100 CDP rather than a £300 one.
     
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    what are you modifying ?
     
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    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

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    I was thinking about damping, but I am not sure exactly what to damp particualy around the transport.
     
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    Good question what model and make of CDP is it?
     
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    amazingtrade Mad Madchestoh fan

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    Sony CDP XE530, good transport, crap case, hardly any electronics. But I don't want to touch the electronics if it involves soldering because I know I mess it up and short everything and melt the PCB. When I did electronics at GCSE I got a C, I got an A in my design and a D for my practical. That kind of sums it up.
     
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    If you want to pm me as your within a few tens of mile.

    you could bring the beast down and listen to what I 've done to mine and see if we can do anything for it......well I know we can, but its upto you !

    if you look at the cd upgrade post, it will give you some idea of what you/I can do.
     
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    even if your CDP is not a Marantz the URLs below has very useful information, DIY modifications and upgrades to guide you along.

    Marantz CD-63 Mods by Lucio “How to improve without a soldering gunâ€Â
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/cd63e.html

    “The Naked Truth about the CD-63/7 CD-Player and some improvements along the wayâ€Â
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/cd67.html

    “Mechanical Improvements for the CD-57 /67 / 67SEâ€Â
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/cd67mods.html
     
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