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Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard | Valve Summing Mixer + EQ
Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard | Valve Summing Mixer + EQ

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Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard | Valve Summing Mixer + EQ

  • All valve 14 channel passive summing mixer + EQ
  • Pan controls on 4 channels
  • Unique Varislope Top and Bass lifts plus filters.
  • 'Attitude' control to add harmonics
  • Stereo width controls / Bass to center and mono
  • Precision ELMA switch to control main level
  • Monitor outputs with level control and switching
  • Hand wired with point to point wiring throughout
  • Exceptional sound quality- very low distortion except when required and massive 'headroom'
  • Frequency response extends from below audio range to well above.

The Fat Bustard is an all valve passive input summing mixer. It has 14 inputs with 4 stereo inputs, 4 mono pan-able inputs and 2 'Aux' inputs with a pan switch. The Fat Bustard is unique in it's exceptional sound quality and also the extra degree of control and processing it offers over the stereo mix output. It includes a monitor output with level control.

Much of the attractive sound provided by the Fat Bustard is down to the choice of valves used. The summing is done by a pair of 5965 valves and the output stage uses a pair of 6SN7 valves. This combination provides a very large amount of headroom and a unique smooth sounding response. It's also worth noting that the unit has "semi-floating" inputs and unbalanced outputs. This was a decision made at the design stage purely because the unit sounded better this way and performed excellently when connected for use in all situations.

The Fat Bustard employs our unique "varislope" curves for top and bass lift. As the control is turned up, the peak frequency of the curve becomes more extreme so as to add heavier bass/brilliant top without the hardness found in solid state EQs. The bass and top cuts provide a variety of options to tailor the sound too many to list here. They are of course independent of the lifts. All controls affect both stereo channels equally.

For more information on this or any Thermionic Culture product, visit www.thermionicculture.com

Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard | Valve Summing Mixer

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