Thermionic Culture Rooster 2

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Dual-channel all-valve mic preamp with distortion and EQ


The Thermionic Culture Rooster 2 is dual-channel all valve mic preamp with distortion controls offering a wide range of tonalities.
The Thermionic Culture Rooster 2 is extremely flexible offering a choice of harmonic distortions and subtle dynamic control. The preamp section uses a double triode 12AX7 input valve which produces a smooth sound at the input stage.  It includes +48V phantom power and a DI input which bypasses the transformer for high impedance unbalanced input.
Following the preamp section the Rooster 2 has an “Attitude” section which shapes the distortion produced by a 5654 valve. At its lowest settings, the Rooster 2 exhibits very low natural distortion far below 0.1% offering a clean sound. Increase the “Attitude” and extra harmonics are added delivering an extremely musical and warm valve sound. In Triode mode, the Rooster 2 will produce mainly 2nd order harmonics while in Pentode mode and 3rd harmonics for a more aggressive sound adding a wide range of creative options.
Following the attitude section is a simple yet very musical EQ section comprising Bass Lift and Cut, Mid/high Lift, Mid Cut and Low Pass filter.

Thermionic Culture Rooster 2 Features:

All valve signal path.
Sowter Transformer balanced ins and outs.
Unique 2 channel clean mic. amps with ‘Attitude’ control.
Option of 2 settings to select type of introduced distortion.
Versatile eq. with ‘varislope’ control of top and bass lift.
48v Phantom Power switchable to one or both.
Phase invert switch on both channels.
Mic./line and DI input.
Low pass filter.
High Pass filter.
Low noise, High gain and High output level.
Hand Made in UK.


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