Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Tube Mastering Compressor


Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo Tube Mastering Compressor

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This is the newest development inside the evolution of the traditional Phoenix compressor, 1st introduced in 1998. Immediately after requests from mastering engineers the Master Phoenix was introduced in October 2006. This was a lot more recall-able with indented pots and slightly distinct power provide and metering circuit, in which trimming the meter alters the present via the compression valve so compensating for valve ageing.

The compression curve in the mastering Phoenix is slightly gentler than that of the standard one particular, however it does have a a lot more “positive” impact. This earlier version has 6dB decrease acquire in comparison to the standard Phoenix.

The Master Phoenix is in use in numerous studios and mastering suites around the planet, and we do realize that one particular of its customers, Ray Staff of AIR London Studios won the MPG award for Very best Mastering Engineer in 2009.

The new Mastering Plus can be a significantly upgraded version employing precision Elma switches for the Obtain and Threshold and Alpha switches for Attack and Release. Omeg indented pots are utilised for the Output Level for fine manage.

Side Chain Bass Cut switches, which have become an crucial mastering tool happen to be retained. In stereo mastering, together with the link switch in, you can find efficiently five frequency possibilities because the compressor side chain will operate at the typical in the switch positions.

A Standby switch is introduced to prolong valve and component life and this has had an unexpected impact, see. *

Mullard and Siemens NOS valves are used exclusively for lower noise and lengthy life stability.

The Acquire is now identical to that from the common Phoenix so that intense compression effects are feasible .

Straightforward adjustment of Meter Zeros, specifically essential in stereo mastering, is now enabled by front panel access for the trim controls, situated in between the 2 meters.

*some customers have discovered that analogue tape kind distortion is produced once the unit is operated with Standby on.This was unintentional but many people might uncover it interesting.


  • 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.
  • Stepped Input & Output controls
  • 6 position switched attack control
  • 7 position switched release control
  • 11 position switched threshold control
  • Side Chain Filter – 75Hz & 150Hz plus permutations.
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Weight 33 lbs


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