Foona's PICO build [Just started out]

Construction information for DIY projects, including the MS Mid Side Matrix, Elliptic Equalizer, Mastering Console, Phono Transfer System, Insert Switcher and the Dual Class-A Amplifier. You can post your baby pictures here.
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Foona's PICO build [Just started out]

Post by Foona » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:02 pm

Well i finally found the perfect DIY compressor project. The PICO! :D

I recieced my shipment about 5 days after I placed the order. Madness! I am used having to wait
for 2-3 weeks up to 6 months for parts when ordering outside the Swedish borders. Exellent service indeed!!!

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Nice packaging by Wayne here. Thank you.

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And here are the parts. :)

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Mono Pico Compressor basic kit with curcuit board and THAT ICs.
Precision Gain reduction metering board (10 LED)
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I even added: F2/F4 switch curcuit board and a general-purpose power supply
based on the LM317/LM337 powers the Pico Compressor (PSU).


I am going to base my design of the Ferguson's 3481 amplifier.
I own three of these babies and i love them. My father purchased his first
more then 35 years ago.

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Foona's sleep depraved and very disturbed brain wrote: ?Question?
The PICO is using auto attack/release, and I would very much like to modify my PICO
so I can controll these parameters using rotary potentiometers. Are there any "A/R-boards"
for purchase available?
I have been planning the design using trusty windows "paint". :lol:
This design is just a preliminary scetch. I'll probably rework it many times before I am satisfied.

front
Take notice to the long red power indikator. I wanted to copy the design from the Ferguson amps.
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sides
Nothing speciall. There will be cutted tracks running along the sides from back to front.
YUM Delicious!!!
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topp
Cutted holes for ventilation on the far back end of the top, just like on the Ferguson 3481 amp.
Also cutted tracks in the outer edges of the top. I LOVE cutted tracks, did I forget to mention that?
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As stated above, this is just a preliminary design. I have been looking for the right type of knobs
since I ordered the PICO parts. I think i've found them finally. I'll post pictures as soon as i have them.

More info will come, promise. :)

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