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lykkedk 14th May 2007 07:02 PM

Another diy-pearl...
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Hi... I just finished my pearl, a week ago, so i throught it would be a good idea to 'show it off' here - I like it :cool:

The input is mounted with a little dipswitch, so that i could switch between input-resistance load. My pickup likes 15k Ohm. Eventually look at this very interessted thread


The enclosures are diy, with oak-sides and 'unfinished' face plates. The one at the top is the pearl, the other below is the psu, which should contain other things as well, in the future. I just finished it as it is, so that i could listen to it ;)

I recently bought a very worn-out thorens td316, which i cleaned up, and mounted a new belt-drive, along with a grado silver prestige pickup.

I have used the pearl layout, which cviller made, and i am very satisfied with the sound of it. Thanx cviller, also for helping me a bit with this.

I have no anoying 'hum or hiss' from my setup, which i connected, with the ground meeting at the output, as mentioned in the pearl-papers. Compared to another relatively expencive riaa stage, the sound is sooo much better from the pearl... But most surprising me, was the 'no hum' which the pearl gives me !!!

Jesper :cool:

I will post some picture's along

lykkedk 14th May 2007 07:03 PM

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Manu 14th May 2007 08:57 PM

"The superiority of ugliness upon beauty is that it never wilts" (Serge Gainsbourg)

steenoe 15th May 2007 05:52 AM

Nice work, Jesper:)


Babowana 15th May 2007 06:49 AM


Originally posted by lykkedk

I like the look of PCB very much ^^.


Stefanoo 15th May 2007 08:50 AM

Just one curiousity....

how did you make your board?
Did you do it on your own...with UV impression?

lykkedk 15th May 2007 02:18 PM

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Stefanoo wrote :


how did you make your board?
Did you do it on your own...with UV impression?
I hand draw them with a 'dalo' pen, and a normal 'etch' ;)
I draw both channel's at the same time, and when etching was done, i seperated them.
The PSU part i 'designed' myself, for fitting with my caps, and very-fast diodes (I think grinsssh...)


lgreen 18th May 2007 06:50 PM

Good job! How did you figure out that your cart. liked a 15K load? Just tried different values?

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