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Thermionic Culture Rooster 1 (Demo Deal)

Dual mono mic/line/DI preamp with balanced output

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Thermionic Culture
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What is a Demo Deal Item?
In just about every case, a Demo Deal item is in nearly mint-condition but has be taken out of the box so a customer could take a look at it or try it for a few days. Because it is no longer factory-sealed, we offer it to you at a special price with full manufacturer’s warranty.

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  • Product Description

    The Thermionic Culture Rooster is a valve based design mic/line & DI pre-amp with EQ and a distortion section based around the same 5725 valve used in the ever-popular Culture Vulture.

    Input Stage
    The input stage uses a custom 1200-ohm input Sowter transformer and an ECC81/12AT7 valve.

    EQ Section
    The neatly laid out EQ section has all the Boost or Lift controls on the left, with a broad bass lift control, peaking at 60Hz, and a selectable mid/high lift at 2.5k, 4k ("bell" shaped) and 7k (shelving) respectively. All the Cut controls are on the left hand side, the mid cut is 700Hz, the 6 position bass cut is straight off the Earlybird 2 pre-amp. There is also a switchable LPF (low pass filter ).

    'Attitude' Distortion Section
    The same 5725-distortion tube which is employed in the Culture Vulture is used in the new Rooster. It offers a subtle distortion characteristic in the triode position, more so than a Culture Vulture due to the higher HT voltage, and so has a very low (about 0.01%) distortion when the 'Attitude' control is set to 1. In the pentode mode it generates more 3rd harmonic distortion. Distortion can be pretty radical when the Attitude control is to 'Max' and the input is high.

    Output Section
    The output valve is ECF80 which combines high output with low impedance (less than 100 ohms). There is +48v phantom power, and phase reverse. The output is unbalanced as standard but a balancing transformer option that is used in the Culture Vulture Mastering will be available.

  • Additional Information

    Condition Demo Deal
    Channels Dual-Channel
    Chassis 19-in. Rackmount
    Rack Spaces 2u
    Direct Input Yes
    Digital I/O No
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