Mastering Version of the Stereo Vari-Mu Compressor
” You Can Do Anything With A Valve ” Vic Keary
The Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus is a stereo compressor introduced in 2006 after requests from Mastering Engineers for indented pots and a slightly different Power Supply.
With a slightly gently compression curve than the Standard version, Mullard and Seimens Valves and employing precision Elma switches for the Gain and Threshold. Alpha switches for Attack and Release and Omeg indented pots are used for the Output Level for fine control.
Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus Features:
All valve design for greater presence and naturality.
Completely free from solid state additives.
Transparent compression. Punchy when pushed.
Drive it hard for compression effects and distortion.
Absolutely flat frequency response over entire audio range and beyond.
Minimal phase shift giving a crisp and warm sound.
Stepped Input & Output controls
6 position switched attack control 6 position switched release control
11 position switched threshold control
Side Chain Filter – 75Hz & 150Hz
24 position ELMA rotary Input switch, +31dB gain
31 position OMEG stepped Output Pot
Chicken head knobs for Attack, Release and S/C
New Input Threshold and Output knobs
ALPHA Side Chain filter
All Mullard and Siemens Valves
Hand Made in UK