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2Highly tuned Arcam Alpha CD playerUpgrading an original Arcam Alpha

Background

This old stalwart dates back in design to about 1989 and I believe mine was made in 1991.  The Arcam Alpha uses one of the first DAC chips around, the famous TDA1541(A).  Here’s a good page dedicated to players featuring this chip: Lampizator guy.  The author of that site is famous in DIY circles but misses a few important tricks when modifying CD players…. Read Full Article