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Culture Vulture Super 15 Stereo Valve Distortion (Balanced)

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Culture Vulture Super 15 Stereo Valve Distortion (Balanced)


The Culture Vulture Super 15 is Thermionic Culture's new offering from their line of classic all-valve rackmountable distortion/enchancers. The Super 15 takes many of the features of its predecessors and puts them into one box, making the most flexible and possibly best-sounding Vulture to date. And best of all, this one's drive literally goes to 15 (and yes, it actually does have more gain!).

The Culture Vulture Super 15 features ten distinct distortion effects, including the three new SQ (or "squash") settings. And of course, it still employs a vast array of tone controls to make sure that your tones are exactly how you want them: lowpass filters eliminate unpleasant HF overtones, a reworked bias control is more flexible than ever, and extra gain settings allow more finely tuned overall response.

The Culture Vulture Super 15's line level I/O are all now over XLR connectors. Five NOS military-grade tubes allow long life, low noise, and an absolutely impeccable sound. Balanced I/O allows easy and clean interfacing with all of your studio's gear.


  • Ten distinct distortion effects
  • Five distinct mid lift settings
  • More drive range settings for fine tuning
  • Transformer balanced line input, unbalanced DI input
  • Line I/O over XLR
  • Integrated lowpass filters remove unwanted HF overtones
  • Extra low noise design
  • True bypass switches

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  • Distortion (THD) at 4dB: 0.2%
  • Frequency response at normal drive: 40Hz to 18kHz , ±1.5dB
  • Frequency response at overdrive: 50Hz to 11kHz, ±1.5dB
  • Max Output Level (MOL): +17dBu, 2% distortion
  • Noise: 85dB below MOL 
  • Line Input impedance: 20kΩ
  • DI Input impedance: 50kΩ
  • Line Output impedance: 1kΩ
  • Lo Output impedance: 4kΩ
  • Input valves: 2 x 5654 (M8100, 5591, EF95)
  • Distortion valves: 2 x 5725 (M8196, 6AS6)
  • Output valves: 1 x 5963 (ECC82, 12AU7)

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