Pearl Expert control desk kit

The evolution of the Avolites Pearl Expert heralds a new dawn in lighting control.

The Pearl Expert is high performance. Built upon the user friendliness of the industry’s most popular console. More submasters, more flash buttons, MORE POWER to control the larger more challenging shows.

The Pearl Expert, the product of Avolites expertise facilitates spontaneity putting live control and creativity firmly into the hands of the lighting designer. High speed button reponse, dual rollers and instant access to the vast array of timed

Switches & Faders:

  • Encoders – Avolites utilises Bournes™ ultra smooth, metal shaft optical encoders, the industry’s best!
  • Encoder wheels – Anodised, non-abrasive, aluminium encoder wheels. Slick Low Friction, High Mass design offering sensitive control, with outer belt for fine-tuning.
  • Engraved buttons – Console detail and function at your fingertips!
  • Faders – Custom made, high quality carbon track linear faders. Durable , smooth operation with integral dust cover to protect and prolong their life.
  • Keyboard – Discreet QWERTY keyboard with integral Trackpad and Function keys, effortlessly accessed from within the console.
  • Shadow™ Switches – The Industry’s Best! Indestructible, Rock Proof, gold contact switches are graded for pressure consistency.
  • Keyswitch – The removable three position key switch protects project data.
  • Master faders – Separate master level controls for Add/Flash, Swop/Solo and Presets A&B.
  • Dual Playback rollers – The ‘hands on’ twin rollers effectively give two consoles in one! They afford the operator separate access to Lights and Video or Generics and Intelligent fixtures within the rig.
  • 80 Submasters – Capable of controlling cues, cue lists and chases.
  • 60 Direct Access Add & Swop Buttons – Giving more channels to flash or solo and twice as many programming pallets.


  • Ethernet output – Artnet protocol fully supported and enabling 12 full speed DMX Universes.
  • DMX Output Ports – Four full speed, individually opto-isolated and floating Outputs giving 2,048 DMX Channels. Separate DMX Processors for full speed, 44Hz DMX. Avolites enables customising of DMX parameters including Break Length, Mark After Break and Interbyte Timing giving smooth, consistent control of even the trickiest fixtures!
  • Video support – Media Server Support utilizing Avolites Active Fixtures in conjunction with the new, cross platform, Media Server protocol “CITP” where “Clips” and Live Previews are presented graphically on the console screen.


  • MIDI – The console offers MIDI Time Code Control. Sequences can be synchronised to Timecode for perfect cueing. Playback buttons or faders can also be remotely activated by MIDI.
  • Audio Input – Analogue stero line-level input via 2.5 mm mini jack. Use Bass, Mid or Treble to sound-to-light trigger any or all of the consoles playbacks.


  • Console monitor – The external VGA screen mounts to the console. The heavy duty, adjustable VESA Mount Bracket is available from Avolites.
  • Internal LCD Screen – A High Contrast LCD Screen is flush mounted with a cast acrylic, high impact protection layer. Incorporating wide viewing angle and an adjustable contrast and brightness.

Processing & Memory:

  • CPU – Intel Core Duo™
  • Networking – Intel 82537L Gigabit Ethernet.
  • Graphics – The new Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 provides incredible visual quality, versatile display options.
  • Rear I/O ports – PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse, LPT, VGA, LAN, USB2.0, Audio, SPDIF, IEEE 1394.
  • Operation Temperature 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F).
  • Rear I/O ports – PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse , LPT, VGA, LAN, USB2.0, Audio, SPDIF, IEEE 1394.
  • Operation Temperature 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F).
  • RAM – Hit the Beat! 1 Gigabyte of DDR2 RAM enables the entire console operation to be executed in RAM providing the fastest operation.
  • Fast response – The console response speed averages at a lighting quick sub 100ms from hitting the flash button to changing the output.


  • Data stick – Save your show and User Profiles on the conveniently front mounted USB2 stick.
  • Internal Hard Disk – mobile computing grade hard disc mounted on shock absorbant frame has the capacity to store up to 50,000 shows.
  • 1.44 Floppy Drive – enables the loading of shows from Classic Pearl Consoles.
  • DVD/CD drive – enables fast system updates & installs.


  • TITAN Operating System – the TITAN OS takes full advantage of multithreading capabilities of the Intel Core Duo™ processors.
  • Dual Boot – Run the Expert on the new, feature rich and innovative TITAN Operating System or switch to Pearl Classic Mode, the industry standard Pearl OS that you all know and love.
  • Stage Visualizer – The built in stage visualizer is automatically configured and ready to use as soon as your console is patched.
  • Free Software updates – lifetime software support and upgrades.

Showsafe Backup:

  • Showsafe – Avolites Showsafe provides a full back up system at minimum cost and space for all Diamond and Experts consoles.
  • Rackmounted in a 19 inch flightcase.
  • 10 USB connections.
  • 8 Universes of DMX output and MIDI In/Out.
  • Built in LCD Status Screen with configuration buttons.
  • Connects to Pearl Expert using Ethernet and USB cables.
  • Pearl Expert and ShowSafe output DMX Simultaneously.
  • Built In Pearl Expert Simulator panel gives access to all console functions.


  • Console Illumination – The console is offered with an optional durable, flexible metal stem operators light. The output level is fully adjustable from the console.
  • Leather armrest – Padded, hand stitched black leather armrest.
  • Trim – CNC machined End Profiles, utilizing Dual Component, impact resistant industrial grade paint finish.
  • Chassis – Durable 1.5mm steel case provides electrical screening and rigidity. Polyester powder coated and high temperature baked. Designed to withstand the rigours of life on the road!
  • Front panel laminate – This reverse printed polycarbonate laminate sandwiches the high definition print layer between the stainless steel panel and the laminate, it is indelible. High Impact, Acid and Scratch resistant… the Pearl Expert is a tough act to follow!

Electrical & Operating requirements:

  • PSU – Connect to worldwide mains supplies with the Auto-ranging power supply 90V – 240 VaC, Auto tracking 50 to 60 hz.
  • Current – Maximum of 3 Amps.
  • Max Ambient Temperature – 50 °C
  • Relative Humidity – 5% to 95% noncondensing.


  • 99.5% recyclable materials used.
  • Non consumer item -very long active life of approximately 20 years.
  • Lead free solder used throughout.
  • Weee Complaint – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

In the box:

  • Pearl Expert console
  • Pearl Expert User Manual
  • Bulgin IEC Mains Lead 2M
  • Pearl Expert recovery CD

On the road spares:

  • Dmx driver chip
  • Dmx opto isolator protection chip
  • Spare Shadow switch caps
  • Spare Fader caps
  • Playback & Master faders
  • Spare Keyswitch Key

Weight & Dimensions:

  • Pearl Expert Console: 26Kg
  • Pearl Expert Flightcase: 18Kg – 820 x 850 x 280 mm
  • Pearl Expert Flightcase: 18Kg – 820 x 850 x 280 mm
  • Optional Pearl Expert UPS: 6Kg
  • Pearl Expert in packing: 44Kg

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