marantz CD40??

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  1. ferninando

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    Anyone have one?
    Made in 1990. 1541 Dual DAC. LM833 Opamps.
    How is build quality?. Loading transport?
    Laser reliability?
    Last but not least, how is sound quality?
    Any comments appreciated.
     
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    Junior version of the famed CD80. Designed by Marantz in Japan, built by Philips in Belgium, I believe. Should be excellent if in good nick.

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    Larry B.
     
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    thanks tumbleweed.
    Good to hear.
     
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    turns out the laser is shot.
     
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    The CDM4 laser used in that model seems to be still available, assuming you want to put money into it. I would.

    Cheers,
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    where does one get such a thing and how difficult is replacing it?
    if cost is high or replacement is major disassembly , then its a no can do.
    Thanks for the tip Larry.
     
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    Lots of info on that model at diyaudio.com. Replacement difficulty depends on your ability.

    Laser available from several sources. Could be as low as $50, on up to over $100.

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    Larry B.
     
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    thanks again Larry. will check it out.
     
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    Remember to label connectors and take detailed pics while dismantling/removing the old Mech'. So you have a reference when assembling again.
    Be careful with the connector plugs in CD players, the wires are fine and can be broken at the connector plug if not careful

    Not trying to scare you, just saying to take care while doing this.

    This guide is for the Marantz CD46 with the CDM12 but might be helpful http://diyparadise.com/w/how-to-replace-the-laser-pick-up-assembly-of-your-cd-player/
     
  10. ferninando

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    Well I fixed it.
    There was 30yrs of film built up on the laser lens.
    Just took that piece that goes over the the laser to get to the lens.
    no other disassembly needed.
    a moist cotton swab took care of it and it now plays like a champ.
    Listening to it rite now.
    thanks all for the help.
    Sounds VERY good.
     
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    Glad it worked out. That's a more than decent vintage player. Now play some tunes!

    Cheers,
    Larry B.
     
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    I have done that an it sounds really good.
     
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    Mine happens to be a silver face in very good cond.
     
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    Amazing isn't it what a simple stupid little thing can do?
    My Rotel RCD-990 I picked up from Good Will for i thing $15.00 was in cosmetic mint condition.
    Everyone of the Ebay sharks fiddled with it and cried it's giving an error it's a POS!!
    I am like :wtf: it's worth $100.00 for parts stupid, took it home opened it up with amazement such a work of art with that extinct metal clad Philips CDM-9 Pro mechanism.
    Cleaned the lens, same error fiddled with the tray assisting it in then out about a dozen times and it started reading the disc and three+ years later it still plays like GOD!!:bowdown::king:
    I keep broken player parts around as you never know when you need a belt or gear.
     
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    Glad it works. Those Phillps CDMs are great.
     

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