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Questions about Cal Audio Labs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Vaughan, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. Brian Vaughan

    Brian Vaughan Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello all. I've been lurking on the site for a couple of years and have gotten an incredible amount of help in putting together my system. Thank you all!
    I recently purchased a Perpetual Technologies P1-A only to realize that my current CD changer only had a Toslink digital out. Having recently received a postcard from Sound by Singer touting their big sale, I decided to go down and pick up a quality CD changer (the Yamaha I have doesn't really fit into the system anymore). After hunting around the store with one of the salespeople for about a half hour he finally found a California Audio Labs CLD-10 changer-transport. I was familiar with the CL-10, but had not realized that they made a transport-only changer. Does anyone have any information on this transport and how it may differ from the CL-10 (other than not having DACs). I tried hunting down information on the CAL site to no avail. I did find one posting about this particular transport on Audioasylum, but the poster only mentioned that there were only 50 or so made and they were hard to track down on the used market. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Also, the display on the CLD-10 was busted so Singer is sending it in to CAL to be repaired(with no extra cost to me). Does anyone know how long CAL takes to make such a repair. I'm desperate to try out the new CAL/P1-A combo.
    Thanks, Brian
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  2. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Brian, welcome to the Forum. Both the Cal Audio CL-10 and CL-10D were discontinued awhile ago. I haven't listened to either one firsthand to be able to comment on any differences, but both are very well regarded. If you are unable to get information here, check out the Digital Drive message on Audio Asylum:
    http://www.audioasylum.com/scripts/tv.pl?forum=digital
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  3. Brian Vaughan

    Brian Vaughan Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the reply Keith. Unfortunately Audioasylum's search engine isn't as polished as those of hometheaterforum and avsforum. So far, the only info I've been able to track down there (after sorting through 200 results) is that the CLD-10 was made in very limited numbers. But I haven't been able to find any differences between that and the CL-10. The price seems to be the same so I would expect there to be internal differences to make up for the lack (i.e. cost) of DACs.
    Anyone out there have one of these?
    Thanks, Brian
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    B&W HTM2 center
    B&W SCM surrounds (soon!)
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    Perpetual Technologies P1-A
    Monster HTS 3500
     
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    KeithH Lead Actor

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    No problem, Brian. I know the transport is relatively rare. Carousel changer transports are uncommon in general.
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