Solved! Denon DCD-1500 II disc not reading

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by OscarEmmy, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Splatter Pak

    Splatter Pak High-End Scrounger

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    I have a DCD-3300 (1987) with the same exact problems as reported in this thread. I've got the top cover off, so I'm going to investigate the clamp ring. I think it sounds great, btw.

    EDIT: I figured out how to get the stabilizer arm off, and then saw the fiber ring. It was quite thin, and covered by what looked like compacted soot. I can only guess that it came off CD labels. Thirty years of accumulation! I scraped most of it off with a fingernail, cleaned up the rest with a semi-stiff brush, and got what had scattered around with brush and vacuum. While the arm was off, I cleaned and lubed the laser rails and the loading mechanism. It loads and unloads better, there are NO skips, and it still sounds great.
     
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  2. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Hey Splatter, I too, think mine sounds great. However, I was told by a certain member here, whose name is a type of necrotrophic fungus, that these cd players sound brittle and shrill, and have been eclipsed by newer tech.

    Aren't people funny? Enjoy the recently repaired cd player, Splatter Pak. I know my Denon 1500 II won't be leaving anytime soon.
     
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    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Oh, and for the record, I bought a thin sheet of felt material and cut my own felt pad to size. Glued in place, and working just great.

    All respect to LoTR, but I find these to sound rich, build quality is robust, and sounds absolutely amazing going thru my McIntosh XRT20's.
     
  4. Splatter Pak

    Splatter Pak High-End Scrounger

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    He must have his Denon mated to the wrong cable/amp/speaker/ear. YMMV, as they say.
     
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