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post #16 of 28
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What has happened since the last post....

Compare these to the older pics in my first post....
Most of the stock Blackgates F capacitors(18 of them!) were removed and replaced with Sanyo Os-Cons, Elna RJH etc
The stock power reservoir caps were also replaced with Panasonic FCs.
For the analogue output caps, the stock Nichicon Muse KZs were replaced by Elna Cerafines.































Its not over yet......
post #17 of 28
Where can you find dual sockets for the OPA627BP? Those Op amps are single channel, yes? That's why you need to double them up?
post #18 of 28
The I/V stage opamps are single channel (ne5534 stock), but the buffer/se->bal opamp at the back (opa2604 stock) is a dual. The picture shows a 2xsingle to dual browndog adapter.
post #19 of 28
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The I/V stage opamps are single channel (ne5534 stock), but the buffer/se->bal opamp at the back (opa2604 stock) is a dual. The picture shows a 2xsingle to dual browndog adapter.
Where can you buy the dual adapter?
post #20 of 28
Cimarron Technology, Inc.

IMO there are much better things to use here than opa627s. Mine currently uses ths4031s for I/V and AD8599s for the buffer, but they required some serious bypassing and you can't use sockets. Going to discrete I/V stage next, but it sounds very good right now.

Some of the other mods in this thread seem rather silly as well, particularly the stacked panasonic FCs replacing the stock nichicon great supply caps. Not sure what is going on with the regulator up by the PCM63s that looks like it is airwired...
post #21 of 28

Can anyone post a picture of its DAC chip? Or just tell me - it's PCM63P Korea or Japan on it?

post #22 of 28

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Edited by IPodPJ - 1/7/11 at 1:21pm
post #23 of 28

I'll take a look tonight. I replaced mine with a pair of PCM63P-Ks.

post #24 of 28
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I'll take a look tonight. I replaced mine with a pair of PCM63P-Ks.



Sorry for disturbing - have you taken a look?

post #25 of 28

Ooops, no.... I'll send myself an email to remind me, sorry.

post #26 of 28

The original PCM63Ps in mine were Korea, lot #s 9919 and 9917. At least I think those were the lot numbers. They were soldered into the board, and the player did not appear to have been worked on at that point. The board is pretty easy to work on soldering / de-soldering-wise also. Very high quality PCB.

post #27 of 28

The Rotel RCD-991 is an EXCELLENT redbook CD player with a TON of modification potential. I know, because I use to own an RCD-971 (not as nice as the 991, but shared a lot of the same basic design.)

 

Here's a picture of the one I use to own. It had an LC Audio Zapfiilter (including a new toroidal transformer and improved analog plugs/wiring) / LClock XO installed in it, and the Burr-brown op-amps were also doubled up.) Sometimes I regret selling it, since it was so much fun to spent my time upgrading it.

 

RCD-971 Modifications

 

Here's an old web page I created many years ago detailing the modifications. Hopefully, there's something useful in there for you. Good luck and keep the modifications coming!

post #28 of 28

Thanx a lot Pars!

 

Mine is Korea, too, so I had to be sure, as people asked questions about it

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