Thermionic CultureLittle Red Bustard Summing Mixer


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Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard

The Little Red Bustard features the same input circuit and Attitude section as its predecessor, the Fat Bustard, but contains some notable new features. Thermionic Culture has removed the EQ and Stereo Spread controls, leaving just an Air control that only works on the high end. This comes in handy due to the fact that the Little Red Bustard does not have a solid state in its audio path. Consequently, this control imparts a luscious velvety quality on whatever signal passes through the device, leaving any and all harshness by the wayside.

Little Red 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
  • Shares the same natural warmth as the Fat Bustard
  • Extremely low distortion (< 0.1%) before Attitude is added
  • Input impedance: 10kΩ
  • Output impedance: 250Ω. Load impedance should be 2kΩ or greater.
  • 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
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