Thermionic Culture The Swift – 2 Channel equalizer

2 Channel equalizer

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Thermionic Culture The Swift

2 Channel equalizer

Thermionic Culture The Swift has been designed to be as much at home in tracking individual instruments or sitting across a stereo mix bus to equalise the final mix. As with other units of ours, such as The Phoenix, all controls are clearly labelled and setting up the EQ is quick and easy, so we named it after Britain’s fastest bird in level flight.
THE SWIFT utilises influences of 2 classic designs of the “golden days” of all valve recording with improvements to bring the specs up-to-date for today’s pro use, plus added features of our own designs.
The main electronics are based around a 1950s EMI desk but with extended top and bass response. It had a Baxandall type active EQ which we’ve kept and we added a Presence switch to give a broad band lift to mid/hi frequencies. This is based on one invented by Vic Keary in 1963 and used in his own mixing desks.
The mid lift controls are based on the Pultec design and are passive. For speedy operation and economy, we have chosen just 4 frequencies, with 3 “Q” settings.
Special features of ours are Hi Pass Filter, Mid Cut and “Air” (all passive). An interesting (Pultec type) effect can be obtained by setting the High Pass Filter at its last setting which combines a shelving bass cut with a filter at very low frequency, then using plenty of bass lift at either 50 or 100 Hz.
All pots are continuously variable. We have chosen not to use indented ones for subtlety and reliability reasons.
Gain is on switches, for comparison purposes. BYPASS switch disconnects the electronics so you hear the unadulterated original signal. No metering is provided as it was deemed to be just a distraction. The Swift can output +20dBu without noticeable distortion and it’s practically noiseless.

Thermionic Culture The Swift Features include:
• Shelving bass and treble lift/cut controls at 2 frequencies each
• Mid cut and lift at 4 frequencies each with three “Q” combinations
• TC presence and air controls
• A switchable high pass filter with a special last position which, used with bass lift, can be a very interesting combination
• Adjustable gain in .75 dB steps
• Custom-made in England using the same chassis as the classic Phoenix and the same
• Valves (Tubes) as its Little Red Bustard


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