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 Post subject: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2019, 22:48 
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I recently took a gamble on eBay for a Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 transport. The seller listed it as-is since they could not get the unit to read discs so, it was cheap. Since I already have a EAD TheaterVision, I thought it may be worth the gamble for the price. If nothing else, it would be nice to have the two together. When I received it, it worked 100%. I can only assume that the seller tried a DVD, and thought it was junk when it didn’t work.

As an interesting note, I can confirm through EAD’s sales brochure that the unit is based on a CLD-702. However, EAD also states that the upgraded the video chain. Now I have to wonder what the upgrades were. The video is far superior to my TheaterVision, which is an upgraded CLD-99. Anyone have thoughts on what to look for when taking off the cover?
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2019, 23:30 
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From little I know they usually upgrade caps, the power supply and some other possible chips?
I've seen one player that they basically took the top off dropped it into the new casing and put all the components on the side.
Please post pictures so we can see it, these expensive players were hardly ever opened and I know Ty/Disclord always knew about these players
but never had many or any to compare and show others.
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2020, 07:48 
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Maybe I can try to upload some pictures shortly after I am allowed to "work" from home due to the recent COVID-19.

As promised, I uploaded a picture I just took. It is a CLD-D760 inside. But the power supply assembly is VWR1198 which might be sourced from a CLD-D701 for 120V use only.


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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 24 Apr 2020, 17:58 
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Odd that they would go with an older model player as the base for their own successive model.

Unless, did the T7000 come out AFTER the T8000?
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 25 Apr 2020, 16:49 
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The earliest mention of the T7000 I can find is from 1992 based on a Google Books search but the article is not available so I am unable to confirm. The T7000 is a CDV400 correct? If so, that checks out since it was manufactured in 1992.

The latest manufactured CLD-D702 I could find is January 1994 with the earliest being February 1993.
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 21:08 
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No, the T7000 is supposed to be a CLD-99 under the hood.

The fancied up CDV-400 is the Theta Data II, I believe.
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 22:15 
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It is not a Pioneer based on pbiancardi's video:



I'm wondering why they left the RF in/out on the back.
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 03 May 2020, 22:36 
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That is a cdv-400 for sure.

Ead made a few different LD players. I believe there was one based on cld-97 another based on cld-99. Those are the ones to look for.
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 18:33 
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Could anyone help me out with a schematic or service manual for an EAD T8000? I'm in dire need and would love some help.
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 08 May 2020, 18:52 
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You can probably use the CLD-D702 service manual for most of it: https://manuals.lddb.com/LD_Players/Pio ... /CLD-D702/
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 Post subject: Re: Enlightened Audio Designs T8000 Funny Story
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2021, 22:41 
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Sorry guys...I have an EAD T-7000 with what I believe is a Dead Pickup...I bought the Magnavox CDV305(owned by Phillips) which is a clone of the Phillips CDV400 ..They are Very close ,butt no cigar...
Note the Clamper Assy on both and the belt that moves the Pickup Assy and the change on the EAD ,,,,No Belt..just gears..
The Theta
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The Magnavox CDV305
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The EAD T-7000
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Compare the Pickups...note the slight difference
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Hope this answers the question that the EAD T-7000 is Not built on the CDV400
The Theta Data II and the Monarchy(I asked him) are built on the Phillips CDV400 and the EAD?....I think its a slightly newer model...The Phillips LDP400 or its Magnavox clone...
Ive already dropped the money on the wrong unit,butt I think I can modify it to work...trim a bit of plastic near the track tube and drill 2 small holes for the tiny bolts that holds the track piece.
Interesting article by a guy that coveted the Theta II when he was young ,when he bought it years later and opened it up...well,,read the article...he reverse engineers it back to the Phillips.

http://www.lampizator.eu/lampizator/REF ... theta.html

This is my first post here ,and pictures too...I think I got it right...if I didnt?....Be nice...Im a Senior Citizen...lmao..
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