Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 99 CD player in Verb's House

verbverb Posts: 8,156
edited November 2018 in 2 Channel Audio
So I'm continuing to build the rig in the spare bedroom upstairs. Currently have a Dayens Ampino with a Project Box E for BT streaming, but wanted to add a CD player.

The aspect of a tube CD Player intrigued me, and recently found a smoking deal on this little beauty.

Originally a ordinary Marantz CD-38, the mod adds a twin-triode 6922-based tube output stage with its own power supply (50VA toroidal transformer).

This guy was further upgraded (from the original Njoe Tjoeb op-amp) with a Burson Audio V5i Dual op-amp.

2 additonal 6DJ8 Amperex tubes also included. Butt Ugly NOS tubes circa 1962.

Stock pic's:
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What fun! My kids who come to visit better appreciate it! :smile:
Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub

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  • verbverb Posts: 8,156
    My unit. Opened the hood. Looks clean. Spinning Alan Parsons - Turn of a Friendly Card!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,279
    Give it a go hooked up to your main rig too just for fun! ;)
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,156
    I will! That’ll be a nice A/B comparison with the CD6006. Man this is fun!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,410
    Interested to hear your thoughts.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • printboyprintboy Posts: 19
    Hey Verb

    Just surfing thru posts and saw your Tjoeb 99 player. Hey I sold that to you and hope you are really enjoying it. I had fun owning it. Glad it found a good home.

    I originally got it from a guy for not much who didnt know that it was a modded player. I really didnt know much about the player when I bought it...but looked cool and I had great fun researching and learning about the history of the player, tubes and op-amps... I added the Burson opamp, the Butt Ugly tubes, found a remote for it , and manual to complete the package before I sold it. Love to have and find all that stuff for equipment I buy and for the next owner as well.

    Speaking of CD players just scored a really clean Cambridge 540C Azur CD player for $15. The unit powered up but the cd tray wouldnt open. So I took a chance hoping it was a worn belt. Problem was not only a worn belt but also the tray didnt fully engage the transport gear fully. Not in sync with the laser assembly either. Took me five hours or so to figure this out and how to fix it. But it was great fun doing. Plus someone not the guy who sold it to me put two small piece of plastic stuck to tape inside the player which I eventually realized belong to the cd tray. One a small pin that fit in a hole on the transport that engaged a rocker switch when the tray closed. I dont know what this rocker switch was for but I believe it was crucial part for the tray to operate.

    The open and close button doesnt work 100% of the time every time and I have to push stop button twice mostly to open and close the tray and sometimes cant stop playing a cd. But all the other buttons work. I think the logic board or whatever its called for the button controls may need some looking at. Thats out of my league. One day I will have a tech give it a tune-up. But the player sounds great. God knows how long it has sat unused as the guy I bought it from got it from an estate sale. .

    Have fun rolling different tubes and op-amps in the Tjoeb. Half the fun of owning the player.
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