I think it’s time for laser cleaning

I’ve used my Marantz UD-7007 for near 8 years now and performed zero maintenance on it. I feel it’s time to.

Just now sitting here watching a blu ray that skipped momentarily and when it went back to normal the audio was louder. I notice that when listening through my emotiva umc-200 in surround that it also poorly exhibits loud noises like the pop of an explosions, gunfire and sudden loud sound effects. I thought it was the processor having an issue but I’ve noticed the same sounds are weak coming from the tv. My kids even mentioned it.

Like I said I’ve had the player for what seems like forever and use it daily. Any thoughts? I’m going to do a laser cleaning sometime regardless. Maybe a cap needs replacing since it’s used so much? Any helpful information welcome. I don’t see any information in the manual about periodic maintenance. I’m definitely game for updating the player bc it has been spectacular.
Home theater:
43” Westinghouse Displayer
Marantz UD-7007 Player
Emotiva MC-700 Processor
Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
Parasound Zamp Amplifier
Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
Klipsch RC-10 Center
Klipsch R34c Fronts
Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
Polk audio PSW-505

Stereo:
Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
Parasound P6 Preamplifer
Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier

Comments

  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,323
    Personally I've not been too impressed with the disc "laser cleaners". I've typically opened them up and used 91% alcohol on a q-tip and very gently cleaned the lens.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,472
    Could just open it up and used some compressed air very gently to clean any dust off the laser.
  • Mr. Sharpe
    Mr. Sharpe Posts: 1,354
    Sounds good. I was planning on doing the alcohol one for sure and blowing it with air sounds good too. I hope that’ll help it👍
    Home theater:
    43” Westinghouse Displayer
    Marantz UD-7007 Player
    Emotiva MC-700 Processor
    Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
    Parasound Zamp Amplifier
    Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
    Klipsch RC-10 Center
    Klipsch R34c Fronts
    Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
    Polk audio PSW-505

    Stereo:
    Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
    DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
    Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
    Parasound P6 Preamplifer
    Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,768
    FWIW, I thoroughly concur and support @pitdogg2's suggestion above.
    I will note that I have a dim (but unsettlng!) recollection of having a lens loosen and fall out after a cleaning attempt on an old CDP at some point in the dim past. It would have been on a dump-find CDP, so it wasn't as traumatic as one might otherwise think. ;)
    That said, I offer this simply as a word of encouragement to the OP to be gentle and careful when goin' in for manual cleaning. B)
  • Mr. Sharpe
    Mr. Sharpe Posts: 1,354
    I could imagine that being an awful feeling having one fall off lol good thing it was a junk player! I’ll definitely be careful:)
    Home theater:
    43” Westinghouse Displayer
    Marantz UD-7007 Player
    Emotiva MC-700 Processor
    Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
    Parasound Zamp Amplifier
    Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
    Klipsch RC-10 Center
    Klipsch R34c Fronts
    Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
    Polk audio PSW-505

    Stereo:
    Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
    DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
    Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
    Parasound P6 Preamplifer
    Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier
  • Mr. Sharpe
    Mr. Sharpe Posts: 1,354
    Turns out it wasn’t the laser needing cleaning, my UMC-200 processor I was using was just a piece of garbage. I’ve since replaced it with an MC-700 and it sounds amazing. The laser ended up completely failing a couple of weeks ago, it was an easy fix, got a new one and it’s running strong.
    Home theater:
    43” Westinghouse Displayer
    Marantz UD-7007 Player
    Emotiva MC-700 Processor
    Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
    Parasound Zamp Amplifier
    Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
    Klipsch RC-10 Center
    Klipsch R34c Fronts
    Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
    Polk audio PSW-505

    Stereo:
    Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
    DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
    Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
    Parasound P6 Preamplifer
    Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier
  • stevep
    stevep Posts: 326
    At first I thought someone made a version of this for vinyl.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,323
    If they did it would be a very quiet album....no pops, no clucks, no tunes either....
  • Mr. Sharpe
    Mr. Sharpe Posts: 1,354
    My snail died yesterday :|
    Home theater:
    43” Westinghouse Displayer
    Marantz UD-7007 Player
    Emotiva MC-700 Processor
    Adcom GFA-5006 Amplifier
    Parasound Zamp Amplifier
    Ethereal ESO-1 Power Conditioner
    Klipsch RC-10 Center
    Klipsch R34c Fronts
    Klipsch RB-41 Surrounds
    Polk audio PSW-505

    Stereo:
    Polk audio RTA-12c’s fully upgraded crossovers
    DIY 12tc braided speaker cables
    Denon DVD-5910ci Spinner
    Parasound P6 Preamplifer
    Parasound HCA -1500a Amplifier