SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by kingman » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:51 pm

Nice!!! Enjoy the music!!! :D
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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by Odysseous » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:35 am

HahahHaha! Kingman, that's exactly how I fixed mine, but I hesitated to post on this because I thought people in this forum would think it was sacrilege to fix our precious Carver grear with a girls hair band, instead of using a special edition, computer-designed, laser-cut, official belt specifically designed for the 490t =) it's good to see that we audiophiles can be very resourceful! (for the record, I went out of my way to find some black ones, although pink ones seem to be the most popular out there)
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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by TNRabbit » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:38 am

O, we're a bunch of cheap-ass bastards around here.....we might have nice equipment, but we don't want to pay top dollar for it~

8)
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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by mbskeam » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:38 am

we're a bunch of cheap-ass bastards around here
yes... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

glad ya got it fixed, me so happy
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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by Odysseous » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:49 pm

TNRabbit wrote:O, we're a bunch of cheap-ass bastards around here.....we might have nice equipment, but we don't want to pay top dollar for it~

8)

Awesome! Now I feel right at home =)
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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by F1nut » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:30 am

applied some real slick silicone spray
Big mistake, that crap migrates everywhere. White lithium grease is another no-no. Molykote is the only lube that should go on a CD transport.
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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by TNRabbit » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:36 am

Odysseous wrote:
TNRabbit wrote:O, we're a bunch of cheap-ass bastards around here.....we might have nice equipment, but we don't want to pay top dollar for it~

8)

Awesome! Now I feel right at home =)
Now that's just a damn lie~

I saw how much you paid for those monster monoblocs!
:lol: :D
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Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

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Re: SD/A 490t CD Drawer Issue

Post by mr3putt » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 am

Alas my 490t died yesterday
Opened her up and found that the cd won't spin up
Sounds like a little grinding sound in the motor

Buying an Olive 4HD music server
It has a Burr - Brown 24bit DAC
I loved the sound from the 490t but don't know if a single bit DAC compares sonically to the one on the Olive
Is it worth having the 490t repaired by Rolland?
Can't tell what he charges for this
Anyone know?

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