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Old 07-13-2009, 11:23 AM
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Philips CD Pro 2

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Does anybody know where I can purchase a Philips CD Pro 2 unit? It is also known has VAm 1254. Some website with daily lab claims they sell but difficult to get a hold of them.

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:39 AM
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The VAU1254 is easy to find. (CD-Pro2M Lead Free)

http://www.diy-high-end.com/
http://electronics.dantimax.dk/Kits/...ent/index.html
http://www.akustik-perfekt.homepage....io-collection/
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:25 PM
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Be aware that it is a $325 + shipping item.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:32 PM
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Wow, they are expensive. I was hoping in the $200 range. I guess I will have to find some used ones or scavenge from cd players. Does anybody know which model uses this laser assembly?

i know the VAM1252 was used in a few rare players and one including Marantz CD7
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:13 AM
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Wow, they are expensive. I was hoping in the $200 range. I guess I will have to find some used ones or scavenge from cd players. Does anybody know which model uses this laser assembly?

i know the VAM1252 was used in a few rare players and one including Marantz CD7

Any CD player that uses a CD-Pro2 will be in the price range of "never part it out". You are more likely to find one in a jukebox. Or used on the auction site.

US based provider, http://www.enco-group.com/products_cdpro.php.


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Old 07-14-2009, 08:30 AM
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Over 80% of this transport are used in CD Jukeboxes. AMI/Rowe, NSM, Wurlitzer, and Rock-Ola all used them in some models if not all. They were used due to durability and dependability under hard commercial use. May be easier had from Jukebox parts houses.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:31 AM
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Used they can be had for $130, but then you don't know how used they are.
New from the distributor to the jukebox industry in north america (ENCO) it is $385 including shipping/handling.

And I can only agree with jstang, if you find a player with the CD Pro2 drive as stock - put it in you're system and forget about you're old one.

I do know B&O is using it in there top CD-Ps and also Lyngdorf's steinway series uses the Pro2.
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Nice list of CD drives and where they are used....

http://www.vegalab.ru/forum/attachme...5&d=1247063834

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Every CD-Pro2 player I looked at was 10k USD or more, one was over 20K....not the type of unit you would tear down for parts....

I paid 385$(including shipping) for the drive from Enco, they provide a 1 year warranty and then 480$ a transport only kit from a kit provider ( chassis, power supply display ) to mount the drive.

Also built a NOS 4x TDA1541S1 kit for another 600$ USD. With HDAM output.

Running I2S between the CD-Pro2 and DAC. WOW....

Way more than I had planed on when I first started... But I am 1000% happy with the 1600$ I spent for the sound it provides. Knowing I am likely to be happy with it for many years...the CD-Pro2 is designed to last for many years of very heavy use. And I will be able tinker with upgrades to my heart's content....

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:00 PM
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jstang,

that's great that you actually bought from ENCO and built it yourself. I hear great things about the TDA1541. Kind of old chip but a sure steady and a great much for this European Philips.
What power supply did you use?
I am thinking of using tube in the DAC stage.
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http://us.hifidiy.net/Article.asp?articleid=207

One thing I would warn you, that the above kit has 3 surface mount chips that are very tough to solder.... otherwise, it is a very good chassis and supply. The CD-Pro requires a very specific power up process and this kit provides it.

I have a tube output kit on the way too.... I did not say I was done spending money...

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Hi,

Another source to get the CD-Pro2LF: Audiocdpro
Unit price is 278$
They also supply packages based on CD-Pro with a display board, a PSU,etc...
I hope it can help.

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