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Thermionic Culture The Kite EQ

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Thermionic Culture The Kite is a stereo EQ with attitude, adding character to the 2 buss of an in-the-box mix. Digital workflow with simply recallable analogue flavouring...tasty!

£1,942.50 ex VAT £2,331.00 inc VAT

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£1,942.50 ex VAT £2,331.00 inc VAT

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The Kite is the new stereo tube EQ from Thermionic Culture designed to go on a master or mix bus.

It comes with dual controls for input gain bass boost / cut, high pass filter and a top shelf control, all with switchable frequencies and air and attitude controls to boost the high frequencies and valve harmonics respectively.

Features of the Thermionic Culture The Kite include:

  • All controls are stereo except O/P TRIM and are indented for easy recall;
  • HPF (High Pass Filter) operates at 20 & 40Hz with a 12dB/octave curve;
  • BASS BOOST and BASS CUT both have 2 selectable operating frequencies,
  • which can be used together for a Mid Cut effect;
  • TOP SHELF is a broad Mid/Top Lift, a little like a Presence control. Also has 2 frequencies.
  • AIR boosts the higher Top and will give an amazing clear yet warm sound, only available with out valve products;
  • ATTITUDE is our own switch that adds those special 2nd harmonics only possible with valves! ;
  • OUTPUT TRIM - Separate controls to adjust finely the 2 channels, also -6dB switches;
  • XLR connectors, "semi floating" inputs and unbalanced outputs are employed;
  • A transformer balanced version is available to order, in Purple.

The new Thermionic Culture The Kite EQ comes as:

Standard Model:

  • Black Faceplate
  • Unbalanced Outputs
  • Limited stock available now


Balanced Version:

  • Purple Faceplate
  • Balanced transformers on Outputs
  • Availability – Approx 1 month

Input impedance 10kΩ

Output impedance 220Ω

Distortion (@ +4dBu) ≤0.015% @ Attitude 1

MOL @ 1% Distortion +25dBu

Noise < -80dBu

Signal/Noise -105dBu

Frequency response


Attitude 1: <10Hz to 56kHz

Attitude 3: <10Hz to 20kHz

Attitude 6: 15Hz to 9kHz

Crosstalk (dB) Channel 1: 1kHz -72

10kHz -64

Channel 2: 1kHz -72

10kHz -58

Phase shift Interchannel: 0.25º at 10kHz

Input to Output: 13 º at 10kHz

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