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2 hours ago, doctorjuggles said:

Are these relatively easy to fit, or do they require some kind of adjustment/tuning by a specialist once they're fitted?

Not sure but I would imagine any competent tech or diyer would be up to the job.Now if it needs firmware uploading thats another story

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5 hours ago, orbscure said:

Thanks for the pointer Jonny... I bought my Opus with it having had a new laser fitted, so I may pick up one of these drives as a precaution too.

I still can’t believe how good this player sounds. I did have the pleasure to hear John/Lurch’s Lector CDP in his system recently and that was stunning too, but I’d still recommend that if anybody gets enjoyment from spinning the silver discs and sees an Opus 21 listed for less than £1k, that they grab it before somebody else does :D

They are indeed a fine sounding player made better by putting it on a decent isolaion platform using a decent power lead and as mentioned on this thread using the 5 pin din output and a quality lead.

I use a Kondo power lead and a DNM interconnect and the machine is placed on a Townshend isolation platform and sounds great

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On 12/03/2019 at 09:08, jonnyone said:

 Haven't
Haven't posted on here for some time but having an ageing Opus 21 I recently took a punt on a replacement driver from an ebay seller in China. My Opus wasn't giving any driver trouble but I just wanted to future proof the machine (hope that makes sense) Anyway the driver arrived in about a week well packed and still sealed in what looks like original packaging with a manufacture date of April 2005 stamped on it.

I haven't fitted the unit so can't vouch for its quality  but seeing as its harder and harder to source these drivers thought I would just add the ebay link for any Opus users that may be interested

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1pcs-NEW-for-ORIGINAL-DSL-710A-DVD-driver-DSL-710A/163270426853?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Hi @jonnyone

I would be interested in a spare drive for my Opus21 is this definitely the right part and does it inc a new laser etc?

thanks for the link and info 

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On 12/03/2019 at 09:08, jonnyone said:

 Haven't
Haven't posted on here for some time but having an ageing Opus 21 I recently took a punt on a replacement driver from an ebay seller in China. My Opus wasn't giving any driver trouble but I just wanted to future proof the machine (hope that makes sense) Anyway the driver arrived in about a week well packed and still sealed in what looks like original packaging with a manufacture date of April 2005 stamped on it.

I haven't fitted the unit so can't vouch for its quality  but seeing as its harder and harder to source these drivers thought I would just add the ebay link for any Opus users that may be interested

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1pcs-NEW-for-ORIGINAL-DSL-710A-DVD-driver-DSL-710A/163270426853?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Has anybody fitted a new drive themselves? And if so was is easy to do and was the repair successful?

thanks

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4 hours ago, Spider said:

Hi @jonnyone

I would be interested in a spare drive for my Opus21 is this definitely the right part and does it inc a new laser etc?

thanks for the link and info 

Yes its the right part,opened my own Opus 21 and checked part number etc. New old stock I'd say manufacture date 2005

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Good CD player, not disputing that, but didnt these just use a DVD-Rom drive that you used to be able to buy from PC shops for a few quid? But nothing wrong with that either. If I remember rightly Naim used the exact same drive in their 3.5 grand DVD player, that sounded very good as well apparently.

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Super Wammer

I'd guess its all about the implementation of these drives and although I'm biased, the reproduction of my Opus is a cut above all other CDP's I've used. I've had around 14 players along my journey and the Opus is where I want to be with the format... with regards the drives boutique manufacturers use, I think we'd find something similar with their kit too... I owned a Roksan ROK transport which had more air inside it than workings, but that sounded really nice too...

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Implementation is always a factor.

Its funny as even though I did think the Opus was a nice player, for me it wasnt anything really special. Again system matching and synergy is always another factor, but I did try it with quite a few other components, even tried the DIN connection. It just wasnt doing it for me :(

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On 12/03/2019 at 09:08, jonnyone said:

 Haven't
Haven't posted on here for some time but having an ageing Opus 21 I recently took a punt on a replacement driver from an ebay seller in China. My Opus wasn't giving any driver trouble but I just wanted to future proof the machine (hope that makes sense) Anyway the driver arrived in about a week well packed and still sealed in what looks like original packaging with a manufacture date of April 2005 stamped on it.

I haven't fitted the unit so can't vouch for its quality  but seeing as its harder and harder to source these drivers thought I would just add the ebay link for any Opus users that may be interested

https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1pcs-NEW-for-ORIGINAL-DSL-710A-DVD-driver-DSL-710A/163270426853?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Bought one of these for my Opus 21 as it was starting to get a bit picky about what discs it wanted to play. It came dated April 2005 just like @jonnyone bought. I made ebayer an offer of $60 which he accepted and it came all sealed in its bag and brand new. 

Set to work with a torx driver and some common sense and had new drive fitted in about 30mins. It is now recognising all my discs and starting up much faster. Sounds great just like it did before. 

I might order another next month to be sure I’ve always got a spare and it should see me enjoying CD for a good few years to come.

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11 hours ago, jonnyone said:

Great to hear its working @Spider Any tips on fitting it or was it straightforward?

It was pretty straight forward.

You need a small torx driver and Philips screwdriver. Open CD draw and remove aluminium front cover two small screws hold it on. Remove top cover 6 torx screws. Slip off cover being careful to disconnect multi plug to front panel. Remove power plug and multi pin plugs from old drive take note of which way round they were fitted to make sure you put them back the same way. Four screws to remove the drive, peel ribbon cable off top of drive it is held with some double sided foam tape. Place new drive back on plastic base it fits positively so make sure its in correct place. Screw back in place then plug in power and ribbon cables. I used some double sided tape to stick ribbon cable to top of drive. Replace cover remembering to refit multi plug on the front panel as you do. Power up and open front draw to access front. Replace face plate, I found it easier to place it upside down to do this as it helps with access and easier to see what you are doing. 

That should be it done!

Replace on HiFi rack plug in and enjoy your CD's.

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11 hours ago, Spider said:

It was pretty straight forward.

You need a small torx driver and Philips screwdriver. Open CD draw and remove aluminium front cover two small screws hold it on. Remove top cover 6 torx screws. Slip off cover being careful to disconnect multi plug to front panel. Remove power plug and multi pin plugs from old drive take note of which way round they were fitted to make sure you put them back the same way. Four screws to remove the drive, peel ribbon cable off top of drive it is held with some double sided foam tape. Place new drive back on plastic base it fits positively so make sure its in correct place. Screw back in place then plug in power and ribbon cables. I used some double sided tape to stick ribbon cable to top of drive. Replace cover remembering to refit multi plug on the front panel as you do. Power up and open front draw to access front. Replace face plate, I found it easier to place it upside down to do this as it helps with access and easier to see what you are doing. 

That should be it done!

Replace on HiFi rack plug in and enjoy your CD's.

Thanks Spider Great instructions

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