LASERDISK PIONEER CLD-1200
This is very strange machine, designed to play 30 cm video disks. Using
similar data format as CD but for early pre-dvd video. It has HUGE
mechanism capable of spinning large disks, with approx. 30 times the
torque of standard CD. These mechanisms were used by legendary Theta
transports for CD. Just awesome.
It has poor and simple audio section but after lampization the sound
had terrific drive, slam, rythm and bass. I loved it really.
The DAC chip was I believe
Burr Brown PCM58.
On the pictures the lampizator is external test unit, not yet implemented.
The moment, when the entire front panel drops down and the gigantic
drawer slides out is breathtaking. It is like Lord Wader coming out of
his ship on a lowered down platform.