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Hi all, I have an Audio Alchemy DDS Pro transport which has stopped reading disks. I'd like to keep it if possible because it has i2S output which works with my AA dac etc. I'll trawl the net for info but thought I'd quiz the estimable brains trust of SNA as well.


When a disk is inserted the display lights up but there is no noise of a spinning disk or recognition of the cd. Gary Cawsey had a very brief look at it and guessed it might need a new laser or whole transport replaced but said to do proper analysis it takes time and might be too costly. I also goofed up and managed to dislodge the laser unit.


So is there anyone who can offer their advise on how to get this old spinner working or recommendations of repairers or competent diy'ers?






   pic taken from google but same unit with separate PS270840-audio_alchemy_dds_pro_with_free_c

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Guest rondine

If it's the Pioneer upside down mechanism check if the laser lens has fallen off.


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Hi ron. Yep, it's the stable platter one. Lens has fallen out but I was having problems before that. I'll take it apart and see if I can clean and re seat it. Maybe it was partially out beforehand and was causing the problem. Would be nice if it's that simple.

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