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Old 2nd January 2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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Hopefully I can contribute soon. I am starting a Pearl 2 build - going with the dual Par Metal chassis like 6L6. Just sent the back panels to Front Panel Express. Need to finish my F5 first. Busy buying a lot of records as well!
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Old 3rd January 2013, 03:27 PM   #22
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I have my Pearl 1 in the same chassis. Too bad it turned purple.
How does the sound compare to the 1? I love the 1 and if the 2 is any better I think I have my next project.
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Old 16th January 2013, 01:36 AM   #23
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Got a package today from Front Panel Express. Ready to start the the Pearl 2. Following 6L6's lead and using the Par-metal 20-12083B. I forget to include the drill hole for the turntable ground lug but I am sure I can handle that with my drill press. My Rega RP1 does not actually have a ground but will include for the inevitable upgrade. The gummy bears were a nice touch.

I will work on the PSU first and not even think about stuffing the amp board until it is absolutely perfect..
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Old 16th January 2013, 07:36 AM   #24
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wow, that's better than having to do al the drilling and sawing yourself. Maybe it's better to post all follow-up in the main Pearl 2 thread. I will do that too. I finished the PSU, figured out the board layout and plan to start building one channel this weekend.
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Old 6th March 2013, 11:17 PM   #25
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What is the maximum diameter and lead spacing for the 10KuF electrolytics (C1, C26)? Would a snap-in capacitor fit into the holes? Thanks.
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Old 7th March 2013, 12:53 AM   #26
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What is the maximum diameter and lead spacing for the 10KuF electrolytics (C1, C26)? Would a snap-in capacitor fit into the holes? Thanks.
Yes, the Pearl Two board is drilled for snap-in caps for that location. There's a 24mm circle on the silkscreen there, and the lead spacing is 10mm I think.
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Old 22nd March 2013, 12:43 AM   #27
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Question about stuffing the Pearl Two boards - there's an unmarked solder pad on the ground plane between C4, C6 and C12. What's it for? I was wondering if maybe I need do solder a jumper through there to link the front and back planes?
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Old 22nd March 2013, 02:28 AM   #28
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Use it for the turntable ground. I wired both channels to the TT ground lug.
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Old 22nd March 2013, 02:40 AM   #29
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Mr. dB - That's the center of the ground potential -- connect it to the TT ground lug.

You can kind of see it in this photo -
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Did you only connect one board to the lug?
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