Rockland, MA (February 8, 2006)–Audio Exchange International, Inc. (AXI) has introduced the newly redesigned Thermionic Culture Pullet to the U.S. Market. The Pullet, a passive equalizer originally designed to complement the Earlybird preamp, is now suited for use with any preamp available.
The Pullet provides a variable Q boost at 11 frequencies of 21 dB and simultaneously a cut at 11 frequencies of 21 dB. In addition, high top can be boosted or cut with a shelving filter. The Earlybird provides the gain make-up required after a line-level signal has been passed through the Pullet’s passive EQ network.
Thermionic Culture’s Pullet
“We are very excited to introduce the Pullet to the U.S. market,” said Chris Walsh, director of sales and marketing for AXI. “The passive EQ of the Pullet takes full control over any mid-range frequencies while the active EQ of the Earlybird gives a smooth sounding control over the bass and top frequencies. The passive EQ yields a much better result when radically boosting or cutting mid-frequencies with a tight Q compared to an active EQ.”
By using the Pullet, it is possible to boost a narrow band of mid-range by 21 dB with a musical sounding result whereas an active EQ may start to sound harsh and begin to ring. The preamp needs to give between 38 to 40 dB of gain make-up and ideally will have an input impedance of 1,200 ohms. According to AXI, tests using a range of commercially available preamps with the Pullet have all yielded “excellent results.”
Audio Exchange International (AXI)