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Thermionic Culture ULTRA Vulture Dual Channel Valve Enhancer

All valve enhancer suitable for accurate stereo uses, including mastering features include extended frequency response, low noise, and re-callability 

MFR# ULTRA Vulture

Product Description

The Thermionic Culture ULTRA Vulture Dual Channel Valve Enhancer builds on the success and performance of the limited edition Culture Vulture 20th Anniversary model, the Ultra Vulture performance is the best for stereo sources yet and offers the best harmonic distortion money can buy.

THE ULTRA Vulture takes the Culture Vulture to a new level making it more suitable for accurate stereo uses, including mastering, where extended frequency response, low noise and re-callability are of prime importance. Transformer balanced line ins and outs are standard, on XLR connectors.

Although the unit can be clean, The ULTRA Vulture can be used for distortion effects! Push it and try it! The user has total control over the type and amount of distortion, which can be changed from even to odd harmonics or a combination of both. Starved, the sound from The Vulture becomes thin and loses its body, overfed, it becomes fatter.

FEATURES:

  • Lower noise and minimum distortion than previous models
  • Wider bandwidth with more low end extension and high end well beyond 20 kHz
  • Subtle lift of low and high frequencies for clarity, size and depth of sound
  • Wide sweet spot of controls for subtle stereo use with excellent stereo matching
  • Balanced inputs and outputs provided by specially designed transformers
  • Indented front panel controls for easy recall and stereo matching
  • Triode, Pentode and P2 settings taken from the now classic Culture Vulture
  • Normal/+10 dB/Overdrive and presence switches taken from Culture Vulture Super 15

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Unit Weight13.2 lb
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces2u
Direct InputYes
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, 1/4-inch TS, Analog XLR
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR
Impedance20,000 Ohms (line input); 1000 Ohms (line output)

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