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Thermionic Culture Rooster 2

Thermionic Culture Rooster 2

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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.

Short Description Dual-channel all-valve mic preamp with distortion and EQ
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Manufacturer Thermionic Culture
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