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Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus Blackface Master Plus Stereo Tube Compressor  

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A hand-built, point-to-point-wired, all-tube, soft-knee mastering compressor, the Phoenix Mastering Plus from Thermionic Culture updates the previous Phoenix with faster release, higher stability and ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

A hand-built, point-to-point-wired, all-tube, soft-knee mastering compressor, the Phoenix Mastering Plus from Thermionic Culture updates the previous Phoenix with faster release, higher stability and the addition of a side chain filter. In stereo-link mode, the Phoenix adds natural-sounding, transparent compression to your mixes. Use it in dual-mono mode and and get that clarity on individual tracks, or push the unit to add some punch; push it even harder for compression effects and great-sounding tube distortion. Designed to deliver minimal phase-shift and flat frequency response over the entire audio range and beyond, this compressor will breath life back into your masters.


The commitment of Thermionic Culture’s founder, Vic Keary, to high-quality tube audio gear dates back to the first studio he built in the 1950’s, and his company has taken the best of what tubes have to offer, updating the circuits for the low-noise and distortion levels required for modern recording. Solid-state components are confined to power supplies so that the audio path is pure tube musicality.

Features

All-tube design for greater presence and natural sound quality.
Completely free from solid state additives.
Transparent compression.
Punchy when pushed.
Drive it hard for compression effects and distortion.
Absolutely flat frequency response over entire audio range and beyond.
Minimal phase shift giving a crisp and warm sound.
Stepped Input & Output controls
6 position switched attack control
6 position switched release control
11 position switched threshold control
Side Chain Filter - 75Hz & 150Hz plus permutations.
24 position ELMA rotary Input switch, +31dB gain
31 position OMEG stepped Output pot
Chicken head knobs for Attack, Release and S/C
New Input, Threshold and Output knobs
ALPHA Side Chain filter
All Mullard & Siemens tubes
Specifications
Tube Complement – Input/Compression: PCC85 (equiv. 9AQ8); Output: ECC81 (equiv. 12AT7, CV4024); Side chain detector: EB91 (equiv. 6AL5, CV4025)
Max output level (MOL): +19dB into 600 ohms; + 24dB into 10K ohms
Max Gain: 30dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: Better than 0.06% @ 100Hz & 1kHz
Noise, IEC weighted: better than 100dB below MOL
Input Impedance: 15k ohms
Frequency response: <1dB variation over range of 12Hz to 56kHz.
Attack Time: 0.004 sec to 0.12 sec
Release Time: 0.04 sec to 2.4 sec
Output Impedance: 600 ohms
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