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Thermionic Culture Purple Bustard - 16 x 2 Valve Summing Mixer

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£2,100.00 inc. vat
£1,750.00 ex. vat
SKU STHEPURPLEBUSTARD
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Thermionic Culture Purple Bustard

The Thermionic Culture Purple Bustard is a 16 x 2 valve summing mixer that adds warmth and fullness to you mix. This new unit utilizes the same input circuit and Attitude section as the Fat Bustard, using the same type twin triode valves. All inputs and outputs are on XLRs, with inputs “semi floating” and outputs unbalanced. A balancing box containing 2 Sowter transformers is available if required at additional cost.

Instead of having eqs and Stereo Spread, etc., there is only the “AIR” control which works on the very high end. Because the unit contains no solid state in the audio path, the use of this control will enhance the sound with a lovely velvety sheen typical of the best all-valve equipment with none of the harshness found in some solid state units. The frequency response goes well above and below audio range until the Attitude is set to at or near max, similarly other specs are practically the same as The Fat Bustard, except cross-talk, phase shift and signal to noise are slightly better as there is no eq. etc.

There are 8 toggle switches to switch in pairs of channels, and 2 more toggles to switch channels 13,14,15 & 16 to make 4 mono channels. AIR, a rotary pot, ATTITUDE, a 6 position switch, and a matched pair of pots controlling output levels. There’s also a mains power switch and of course The Purpl Bustard’s eyes light up and go bloodshot as the sound gets louder!

Thermionic Culture Purple Bustard Features

  • All valve 16 input summing mixer;
  • Each pair of inputs has its own on/off switch;
  • Inputs 13 to 16 can be switched to centre;
  • Attitude control adds musical 2nd harmonics;
  • Air control increases high top end without solid state harshness;
  • Frequency response extends well above and below audio range;
  • Easily enough output to drive your DAW and very low noise;
  • All inputs are “semi-floating” on XLRs;
  • Outputs are unbalanced. A separate Balancing Box is an optional extra;
  • Shares the same natural warmth as the Fat Bustard;
  • Extremely low distortion (< 0.1%) before Attitude is added.

Specifications

  • Input impedance: 10kOhm
  • Output impedance: 250Ohm. Load impedance should be 2kOhm or greater.
  • Distortion and MOL specs are for a load of 10kOhm
  • Distortion: <0.025% @ +4dBu (THD, unweighted, 30kHz filter)
  • Maximum o/p level: +25dBu (MOL @ 1% distortion)
  • Noise (30kHz filter): < - 82dBu
  • Frequency response +/- 1dB: 12Hz to 55kHz
  • Phase shift @10kHz: 5% (18°)
  • Crosstalk: 1kHz < - 60dB / 10kHz < - 50dB
  • Power consumption: 35 watts
  • Weight 5.3 kg