The Fat Bustard II, from Thermionic Culture, is a completely passive input summing mixer with 14 inputs (4 of them stereo), 4 pannable mono inputs, and 2 aux inputs with a dedicated pan switch. All of this imparts on the unit’s exceptional sonic quality by providing an extra layer of malleability.
Thermionic Culture has spared no expense with the Fat Bustard II’s internal circuitry, which is the core of its spectacular sonic sheen. It uses a pair of 5965 valves for summing and incorporates a pair of 6SN7 valves at the output stage. In tandem, these two incorporations allow for optimal headroom and a characteristically smooth response.
Fat Bustard II Features
All valve 14 channel passive summing mixer with many extras
Pan controls on 4 channels
Unique Varislope Top and Bass lifts plus filters
'Attitude' control to add harmonics
Stereo width controls / Bass to centre and mono
Precision ELMA switch to control main level (fadeable)
Monitor outputs with level control and switching
Hand wired with point to point wiring throughout
Exceptional sound quality- very low distortion except when required and massive 'headroom'
Frequency response extends from below audio range to well above