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    A new drive mechanism for the CH Precision D1 SACD player!!!

    That's not really convincing, doesn't really speak for the Marantz drive. It's a good question how to proceed with a D1 - buy one now with the still current Esoteric drive or wait for the new Marantz version and hope that CH is capable of developing a top drive from the original one. :rolleyes:
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    A new drive mechanism for the CH Precision D1 SACD player!!!

    I'm aware of it, but unfortunately that's not possible with the current Esoteric VMK-5 in the D1, because it's not available anymore. Maybe with the new drive CH develops.
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    L10/M10 ready in june

    There's a a promo with the Synergistic Orange fuses until the end of January (take 3, pay for 2). Does anybody know if the High Power T10A fuses in the M10 are the smaller 5x20mm or the bigger 6,3x32mm versions?
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    A new drive mechanism for the CH Precision D1 SACD player!!!

    Thanks for the insider info, CK. It's understandable that CH doesn't develop a completely new transport from scratch, that's not their domain. And developing a new transport surely needs a lot of resources. It seems that the SACD-M3 drive from Marantz is their top transport, it's installed in...
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    L10/M10 ready in june

    There are some nice L10/M10 pictures from a korean store, who already got them in their showroom, even with a little bit of unboxing: https://avplaza.co.kr/hardwarereview/20201218174911/ I'm just wondering that such precious and heavy amps just come in cardboard and not in wooden boxes. If...
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    L10/M10 ready in june

    But it would be something if the C10 comes like the L10 in two boxes with an included power supply and then betters the 5 box C1 Mono (with two X1), which is around over 90g.
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    A new drive mechanism for the CH Precision D1 SACD player!!!

    You're right, Esoteric never OEMed their top drives. The VMK-5 was newly developed in 2007 (see the attached Esoteric-transports.pdf). Before they stopped to sell their drives for the OEM market, CH Precision bought a lot of VMK-5 drives to have enough for their D1 and service for a while. With...
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    A new drive mechanism for the CH Precision D1 SACD player!!!

    In my research about the D1 I stumbled upon this korean article from November 2020: https://avplaza.co.kr/uncategorized/20201102105442/ What a big surprise, CH is building a new drive mechanism for the D1, how great is that!!! o_O:D Does anybody here have more information about this new drive...
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    CH Precision D1

    Many thanks for your comment about your own thoughts and experiences with the D1. I don't have as much CDs as you but like you I prefer to play them with a CD player. And it's good to hear that there is a lot of synergy with the C1, that makes it easier for me to decide.
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    CH Precision D1

    Thank you for your opinion - to get the last transport I'll ever need is also my idea. Seven years is a lot of time with digital stuff, it's nice to hear that you're still satisfied with your CH units. There are a lot of SACDs in my collection, but still are a minority. In general I think/hope...
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    L10/M10 ready in june

    The C1 Mono is already double the price of the C1 :rolleyes: Instead of a C10 it would be nice to get another major upgrade for the C1/D1 like the DIG IN/OUT HD board upgrade from 2018.
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    Center Stage 2

    Hi Joe, many thanks for your considerations, I already feared that CMS and Symposium are not compatible. Probably in the next two weeks I'm getting the CS2 1.5, I'll try your advice with the folded silk bags and report back. I also thought to try an Ikea bamboo cutting board as a buffer, what...
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    CH Precision D1

    Thanks for your advice, but in Europe both units are just C1 and D1 even with the new digital input/output cards. The full story is a bit more complicated for me. I think since 2010 I'm playing CDs with EMM Labs. Beginning with TSD1 and Dac2, later changed to TSDx and Dac2x, and for nearly two...
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    CH Precision D1

    Thanks for your comments about your own experience. It's good to hear that after the 4 years you don't have the urge to swap to something else. It's also nice to have an upgrade path with X1, T1, but on the other side you'll need some place for all the boxes :oops: I'm aware that it's possible...
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    CH Precision D1

    Considering buying a D1 (in addition to a C1), because I still have a lot of CDs and I don't want to go through ripping them all. But it got me thinking, the D1 is except the later CH Link HD connection unchanged since 2010, is the D1 still state of the art and comparable to current transports...
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    L10/M10 ready in june

    It's obviously not easy to hide a new L10 ... :p
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    L10/M10 ready in june

    Found this about the M10 - nice black and white pictures from the inside: https://www.audiophil-dreams.com/pdf/ch-precision-m10-stereo-enstufe.pdf Peak current of the stereo model - 75A!!! Would be interesting if one stereo M10 can outperform two M1.1 monos.
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Hi Joe, thanks for your honesty, appreciate it. I didn't expect from you to solve the issue with the Sonja, I fully understand that you're not at the point were you can do this. Maybe you'll find a solution at a later point in time - I think there will be a lot of Sonja owners happy to be able...
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    The spikes in the back are the same as the one in the front. But to aim the tweeter to my ears I lowered the front spike a bit. So yes, with this setting the bottom is slightely tilted. I guess this is a problem because the CS2 need a horizontally levelled contact area? Or is there some...
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Joe, may I ask if in the case of my YG Sonja 2.2 with their rather narrow strips at the bottom it would help to use a flat plate big enough to cover the LS 1.5 feet completely as a kind of adapter between LS CS2 and the bottom of the speaker? I'm very interested in your LS CS2 and I think the...
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    Center Stage 2

    Sorry, I didn't mean that the Rollerblocks flatten the soundstage, It's just that right after inserting the CS2 under my pre-Dac, the soundstage got deeper and better layered. After ten days of settlement this extreme deep and layered soundstage was gone but still very good at the level I knew...
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    Center Stage 2

    Thanks for your short but meaningful answer, Steve. Then I'll try them directly on the floor with my amps and report my findings. Would you also suggest that it's better to use the CS2 on an ordinary board or table instead of the Symposium ISIS rack?
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    Center Stage 2

    Thanks, Steve, about the clarification of Joe's recommendation. That explains my misleading experience. I'm sure I came across Joe's comment before, but I didn't find it anymore. For my hopefully forthcoming second test does that mean I have to remove even the Symposium ISIS rack with its...
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    Center Stage 2

    Many thanks for your test and your reply, that's what I thought. I've got a set of CS2 1.0 for testing purposes recently. Unfortunately the dealer couldn't tell me if my Symposium rack and platform could be a problem. I put the CS2 feet on my Quantum platform in exchange of my Rollerblocks...
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    Center Stage 2

    I'm not sure anymore but I think I read somewhere that it's recommended to place the CS2 footers rather on a wooden and not on a metal surface. I'm very interested in trying the CS2 in my system, but it's just that currently I'm using a Symposium Isis rack plus Ultra platforms and there is...
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Thanks for the hint, Steve, let's see how big the 0.8's will be. But would it make sense if I put a big enough plate (for each spike or maybe one big plate to cover the complete bottom) under the speaker bottom that covers the 1.5 LS feet completely?
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    That'a pity, I was really interested in the LS footers for my YG Sonjas. Does anybody else here already tried the CS2 footers with YG Sonja maybe? I attached a picture of the bottom of the Sonja to get an idea how it looks like.
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    Center Stage2 "LS" Series Loudspeaker Feet

    Hi Joe, is it possible to use the LS feet with YG Sonja 2.2? Due to the possibility of stacking the 2.2 on a additional bass module, there are rails at the bottom where the spikes are threaded in. These rails are only around 1,57" wide. Even the LS 1.0 have a diameter of 2,375" therefore the...
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    Dedicated circuit for each outlet pair?

    @DaveC951 - I think I understand the importance of the whole system only on one phase because of the phase shift between phases, but is this also effective with extreme powerful mono amps like for example EMM Labs MTRX or MTRX2? Wouldn't it be better to split the amps on two phases because of...
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    Emm labs DA2 v2 upgrade

    @Yuen: Many thanks for the citation of Phil Gold's review, I obviously missed that. Would still be interesting if anybody here in this forum could tell about own comparisons. Or does anybody have an experience with the Emm Pre in comparison to CH Precision, Soulution or Audionet?

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