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Thermionic Culture Phoenix Side Chain

Discussion in 'Dual Compressors' started by audiokid, Oct 25, 2011.

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    Thermionic Culture have added a third Phoenix stereo valve compressor to the range. This BThermionic Culture Phoenix Side ChainB version is virtually identical to the standard model, but has in addition the same side chain filter section from the Phoenix Mastering Compressor (MC). This side chain filter provides 75Hz & 150Hz, but more permutations are possible when the MC is used in stereo mode with the link switch engaged. So, the SC model has the same higher gain structure as the standard model, which means it can slam more than the Mastering model, which makes it more useful for individual tracking or mixing functions, but added the extra versatility of having one of the best two bus compressors available for your stereo bus due to the chain filters.

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    * All valve design for greater presence and naturality.
    * 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.
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    h=3Thermionic Culture Phoenix Side Chain's specificationshMax output level (MOL): +19dB into 600 ohms, + 24dB into 10K ohms

    Max Gain: 30dB

    Total Harmonic Distortion: Better than 0.09% @ 1kHz (at no compression), 0.11% @100Hz

    Noise, IEC weighted: 95dB below MOL

    Input Impedance: 15k ohms

    Frequency response: 0-1dB 12Hz to 60kHz

    Attack Time: 0.004 sec to 0.12 sec

    Release Time: 0.06 sec to 2.2 sec

    Output Impedance: 600 ohms
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