" ...a personal thing that I’m most proud of is probably the Earlybird 2.2." Vic Keary
The Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2 is a two channel all valve pre-amp with EQ, employing a balanced push-pull circuit, which is unique in this application.
The use of this type of circuit gives very low noise and plenty of headroom with minimal distortion. These factors coupled with a switchable input impedance will mean the user can get a very natural interpretation of whatever sound the microphone is picking up, whether the mic is valve, ribbon, moving coil or FET.
The Earlybird 2.2 retains all of the features of the previous Earlybirds but has an added extra pair of inputs to allow permanent connection to a Pullet EQ. In addition the active EQ section now has switchable frequencies on the mid and bass lift sections.
The Gain controls have now been simplified and incorporated into a Function switch. After much dedicated development work in conjunction with Brian Sowter, Thermionic Culture beleive they have arrived at the pinnacle of audio transformer design. Both the input and output transformers have been optimised for use in their unique circuit. This results in more headroom and lower distortion especially at low frequencies.
The line input facility means that the sonic characteristics and EQ facilities of the Earlybird 2.2 can be fully utilised on any mono or stereo signals that the user feels may benefit from such enhancement. With this in mind the Pullet acts as a perfect companion for precision mid range EQ.
Thermionic Culture Earlybird 2.2 Features:
|Demo in Store||No|
|Short Description||The Earlybird 2.2 is a two channel all valve pre-amp employing a balanced push-pull circuit, which as far as we know, is unique in this application.|
|Side Chain Input||No|