Jolida CDP "AA Top Fuel Dragster Mod"

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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,194
    edited December 2006
    F1nut wrote:
    ...... but I want it back afterwards.

    I would guess without any parts swapped out too, huh?:D
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    edited December 2006
    LOL....yeah. Maybe I'll make some special screw heads that only I have the tool for.:D
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  • markmarcmarkmarc Posts: 2,283
    edited December 2006
    SComp:
    This won't be for a review as we just did a Jolida piece. I'll have to ask Jeff about what all was done.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,281
    edited December 2006
    markmarc wrote:
    SComp:
    This won't be for a review as we just did a Jolida piece. I'll have to ask Jeff about what all was done.
    So, you'll post your impressions / observations here then? Or will you save it for a later issue of AA?
  • NJPOLKERNJPOLKER Posts: 3,477
    edited June 2009
    Jesse
    Are you ready to sell this to me yet?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,565
    edited June 2009
    These mods are still the most impressive Ive seen, 3 years later.
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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,994
    edited June 2011
    going on 5 years now.:smile:
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,556
    edited June 2011
    Wow, great work Jesse. George, thanks for pulling up this thread.
    engtaz

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    edited June 2011
    Geez George, what prompted you to dig this up? Since you did, here's an update. Still in my office rig. I had to clean the laser once and replace the tubes....once I think, but other than that she's been a good girl.

    Roy, you heard it at CF.

    Forgot to add that she now sports a black faceplate with the original silver buttons......much sexier.
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  • engtazengtaz Posts: 7,556
    edited June 2011
    Yes, I did here it a CF and was blown away with how well your gear sounded. I also remember telling you that I could never believe that 1C's could ever sound that good.
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,994
    edited June 2011
    F1nut wrote: »
    Geez George, what prompted you to dig this up? Since you did, here's an update. Still in my office rig. I had to clean the laser once and replace the tubes....once I think, but other than that she's been a good girl.

    Roy, you heard it at CF.

    Forgot to add that she now sports a black faceplate with the original silver buttons......much sexier.

    Well,,I was listening to mine yesterday,,which is similar to yours,,and I'm toying with replacing the caps(mine have the MIT's) with Mundorf or Jenzen PIO's,, apparently it's very,very,,capacitor sensitive,,,(midrange),,and it's a very good thread to "model" a source upgrade.Also-- the thread just re-enforces a point often overlooked(which you point out well),,source,source,and source.Do you recall the values of the Mundorf's?
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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,994
    edited June 2011
    Not to muck up this thread with pic's of mine,I removed the tube
    'thingy's" today.Mine has 3.0uF MIT caps as well as some smaller MIT's too.I'm running some RFT's,,gonna try some Tung Sol 5751's next.Thanks Jesse for sharing your work.I know,,EI goldpins,,eh?
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    edited June 2011
    Well,,I was listening to mine yesterday,,which is similar to yours,,and I'm toying with replacing the caps(mine have the MIT's) with Mundorf or Jenzen PIO's,, apparently it's very,very,,capacitor sensitive,,,(midrange),,and it's a very good thread to "model" a source upgrade.Also-- the thread just re-enforces a point often overlooked(which you point out well),,source,source,and source.Do you recall the values of the Mundorf's?

    Agreed, excellent point.

    The stock caps were 3.3uF. I used the same value.
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  • leroyjr1leroyjr1 Posts: 8,799
    edited June 2011
    Jesse, have you thought about modding these on the side? With the Jolida.net sale there's a lot of owners on the forum.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    edited June 2011
    I don't have the time. However, I did make a list of the parts required, were they go, sources, etc. for someone in the past. If anyone wants a copy, let me know.
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  • leroyjr1leroyjr1 Posts: 8,799
    edited June 2011
    F1nut wrote: »
    I don't have the time. However, I did make a list of the parts required, were they go, sources, etc. for someone in the past. If anyone wants a copy, let me know.

    Do you know of any good shops or people I can't send mine into to get modded?

    Thanks
  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,994
    edited June 2011
    Thanks Jesse for the cap values,,,Leroy,,aside from re-clocking(mine had that mod already),you should be able to upgrade the caps,or have someone local perform it for you,I played around with mine today,and it does not look too intimidating,,I'll post some pic's after I re-cap mine if anyone likes.
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  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,488
    edited June 2011
    leroyjr1 wrote: »
    Do you know of any good shops or people I can't send mine into to get modded?

    Thanks

    Just get a soldering iron Leroy.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    edited June 2011
    leroyjr1 wrote: »
    Do you know of any good shops or people I can't send mine into to get modded?

    Thanks

    Parts ConneXion does mods on the Jolida's. However, they will no longer add a clock saying that it makes the player unreliable, which is horse hockey. Maybe the clocks they were using were unreliable as I've never had a problem with the Trichord clock.
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  • reeltrouble1reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,313
    edited June 2011
    He's Bad and He's Nationwide.......

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,652
    edited June 2011
    Nice job Jess, I must add when you set out to do something,you do it up right. Very sweet indeed.
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  • BDTBDT Posts: 212
    Just as an update..... this unit has been in my rig for a few years now and can say that it is probably the ONE item I have that I can see being upgrade proof.

    It all starts with a good source, brohams....

    BDT
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    I'm glad you're enjoying it and I know it went to a good home.
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  • verbverb Posts: 8,230
    edited September 27
    Well this is a very cool thread! Nice of @BDT to bring it back up after 13 years for us newbies to read. Very cool mods Jesse!
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,112
    Hard to believe that was 13 years ago.

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,411
    Nice mod, Jesse.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,746
    Lots of the posts are from members who are no longer.
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