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Thread: Can anyone help fitting an atomic clock to my VRDS x25

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    Default Can anyone help fitting an atomic clock to my VRDS x25

    Hi, just wondered if this is possible and if anyone has the expertise to do it?
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Mega Modded) DAC Caiman SEG+Anker PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 MatTeunto GunMetal Bearing SPH Plinth Moldovan Arm SME 3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU NSC MCAg Meister SPU/DECCA Maroon CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker3mm2Ag IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise


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    Just the one, or one for each channel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Just the one, or one for each channel?
    I didn't realise you could plonk one on each channel. I've been looking at one of these https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-000M-Ult...item41a4c2ddfd
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Mega Modded) DAC Caiman SEG+Anker PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 MatTeunto GunMetal Bearing SPH Plinth Moldovan Arm SME 3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU NSC MCAg Meister SPU/DECCA Maroon CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker3mm2Ag IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise


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    Andy, your cd player would need an external clock input, with a big of digging you could find out where to solder the leads inside instead, but honestly if you reckon you can hear the measly low jitter it will already have your probably better giving up digital altogether.

















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    Andrew - this doesn't directly answer your question, but I replaced the clock chip on my VRDS-10 with a Tent Labs discrete clock board (internal). Works great. There were other mods done at the same time (op amps, caps, power supply), and not just the clock board. All together, the sound is excellent. Totally transformed the SQ of this player. You might send a PM to Dan Santoni here (aka Black Dog), as he has quite a bit of experience doing such mods and can likely advise as to what works and what doesn't. Apparently if done wrong, and/or using the wrong clock unit, you can do some very costly damage to the other components in the player. Tent Labs is a quality unit which is one of the safe ones to install. Other units can really bugger things up, so be careful what you choose.

    Hope this helps...

    Svend

    PS -- the VRDS units are popular for such mods, and there is quite a bit of info out there on the web as to what works well. A few focused web searches will uncover a wealth of info.

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    Thanks for all the information. I'm just looking into ways of improving my current kit.
    SS CD Teac VRDS25X(Mega Modded) DAC Caiman SEG+Anker PSU DECK 1210 Mat Analog Studio Crystal Mods MN Base/Bearing/Platter+Ebony arm Board Feet Isonoe PSU Paul Hynes SR7EHD-27XL/DCSXL Ag DC lead/Jaeger(low-impedance) connector/3 StageRegs/Recapped PCB+No Pitch/Strobe/Light ARM SME V(Kondo Ag Rewire&Tags) MC Cadenza Black CABLES Arm Yannis SPD-4 IC Yannis 222 Litz+Ag bullets Power WAR PRE ATC SCA2 SPEAKERS ATC 50ASL STANDS Atacama PHONO Sugden Masterclass PA4 SUT Ortofon ST80SE POWER PSAudio P10

    Valve PRECroft Epoch(Mega Modded) AMP Sondex S100 SPEAKERS Tannoy 15"MG+RFC Warwick cabs+ Reference XO DECK Garrard301 MatTeunto GunMetal Bearing SPH Plinth Moldovan Arm SME 3012(Ikeda Ag wired) PSU NSC MCAg Meister SPU/DECCA Maroon CABLES Arm Yannis 420.5 Litz+ Speaker3mm2Ag IC Oyaide FTVS-510 AgWBT 0110Ag Phonostage Paradise


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    Let me know if you'd like a list of what was done with my VRDS unit. As mentioned, it completely transformed the sound quality....one of those "night and day" differences, but not in a hollow cliched way - it's the real deal. Total cost was about C$600, including tech labour to do it all. Happy to rattle off a list if you'd like.

    Cheers,
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    Andy, what you need to buy is these, then you can properly measure the on/off button holes in your Goldring:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F282082233818

    In fact they are pretty much essential for anyone interested in DIY audio, or design/manufacture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REXTON View Post
    Hi, just wondered if this is possible and if anyone has the expertise to do it?
    You would be better of having the SEG modded, especially if and when my next generation PSU sees the day of light. That would be far cheaper and give you loads more bangs for your bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Andy, what you need to buy is these, then you can properly measure the on/off button holes in your Goldring:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F282082233818

    In fact they are pretty much essential for anyone interested in DIY audio, or design/manufacture.
    got a dig caliper.. works well.
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