Thermionic Culture The Little Red Bustard
16x2 Valve Summing Mixer
Following the phenomenal success of the Fat Bustard summing mixer, Thermionic Culture found that there was a demand for a similar warm sounding summing mixer with more channels at a lower price while maintaining the unique Attitude control.
The Thermionic Culture Little Red Bustard utilises the same input circuit and Attitude section as the Fat Bustard using the same type twin triode valves. Instead of having EQs and Stereo Spread, there is only the "AIR" control that works on the very high end. Because the Red Bustard contains no solid state, the use of this control will enhance the sound with a lovely, velvety sheen typical of the best all-valve equipment with none of the harshness in some solid state units.
Little Red Bustard key features are all valve with inputs "semi-floating" and outputs unbalanced, eight toggle switches to switch in pairs of channels, two more toggles to switch channels 13/14 & 15/16 to mono and a mains power switch. The frequency response goes well above and below audio range, and similarly all other specs are practically the same as the Fat Bustard.