Thermionic Culture The Nightingale
Thermionic Culture The Nightingale , Australia , International Shipping , Best Price

Thermionic Culture The Nightingale

Thermionic Culture (Australia)
Following checkout you will receive a Paypal invoice if your Thermionic Culture order is in stock. The Thermionic Culture The Nightingale includes free shipping to Australia at the best price of AUD $6,013. Serviced regions include Sydney , Melbourne , Brisbane , Perth , Adelaide , Gold Coast , Canberra and Newcastle.
AUD $6,013
Product Description

The Nightingale is a 2 channel mic amp/equaliser and also a mono compressor, based around the now classic Phoenix design, with summing facilities included. The 2 preamplifiers with EQ and the compressor can all be used individually or may be combined in 3 different modes by using the summing section. This can be done whilst still taking un-combined outputs from each pre-amp out put .This set of features and the superb quality valve sound make the Nightingale a unit like no other that we know of.

The unit comes in Thermionic Culture's half rack design format and has a built-in but detachable power supply.

It will work normally as a standalone unit but if desired The Nightingale can be put together in a Thermionic Culture 19 inch rack case with another Nightingale to give stereo compression and 2 more eq./mic. amps, or you can add a different Thermionic Culture half rack unit such as The Freebird 3 channel equaliser.

  • The 2 preamplifiers (A and B) have switched input level controls which allow them to amplify mic or line level signals, or take DI signals that can be accessed from the ¼" jack inputs on the front panel.
  • The preamp sections also include useful and musical sounding EQ and filters on each channel. This is based on the EQ principle found in the Earlybird 2 and the Rooster.
  • The EQ section allows a variable boost of 'Bass', 'Presence' and 'Top' with indented rotary controls.
  • The indented rotary gain controls allow adjustment of pre-amp gain with the ability to exactly recall settings.
  • The filters work in conjunction with the boost EQ.
  • The 'Bass cut' has 2 shelving type filters that work at progressively higher frequencies. These will interact with the boost EQ to allow a simultaneous bass boost and mid cut if desired.
  • The 'Top Cut' is a similar set of 2 filters acting on the high frequencies.
  • The 'high pass' filters will act to remove problem frequencies in the very low frequencies. They may also interact with the boost EQ to tighten up the bottom end when a lot of bass is being applied.
  • The 'phase invert' switch changes the polarity of incoming signals.

The Compressor is based around the Phoenix compressor but has differences in valve choice and transformers to give a little more gain. This gives the Nightingale compressor its own flavour with a bit more bite and attitude. Compression can be monitored by the miniature Phoenix style meter in the centre of the unit.

Stepped and indented controls allow for easy recall-ability. This may come in very useful on a unit with so many possibilities in tracking, mixing and "live" use.

The summing section of the Nightingale allows the compressor input to be taken from it’s input ‘Line’ connector on the back of the unit, the output of preamp ‘A’, the output of preamp ‘B’ or a sum of both preamps ‘A+B’. This unique feature really allows the unit to be used in a huge variety of ways and to achieve some classic high quality valve sounds as well as some more unusual and creative effects, especially as the outputs from the preamps can still be taken separately to the mixing desk / DAW whilst being routed into the compressor section.

The Nightingale was originally designed for Live use, where 2 vocalists can be blended together through 1 compressor to give a really tight sound with better separation from the backing band, but, like our Culture Vulture, it has many other uses, most notably on drums where the phase reverse can achieve great snare sounds.

Thermionic Culture The Nightingale Features

  •     2 channel mic amp/equaliser and mono compressor.
  •     Small and portable with above multi functions, making it also valuable for stage use.
  •     Rack available to accommodate 2 units, or perhaps a Freebird.
  •     Stepped / Indented gain controls.
  •     Large easy to read controls for all functions.
  •     Musical sounding eqs based on the award winning Rooster and Earlybird 2.
  •     High pass filters.
  •     Phase reverse switches on each mic. amp.
  •     48v Phantom Power.
  •     Both mic. amps can be used individually and summed to the compressor.
  •     The 'Compressor' is based around the Phoenix but has a bit more 'bite.
  •     Great for Vocals, Drums etc.etc.
  •     All Valve signal path and side chain.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process after I checkout?

Following checkout your order number will be generated and stock availability confirmed before a Paypal invoice is emailed to your registered email address. If your order is not in stock and cannot be shipped within 10 business days then your order will be cancelled. If your order is in stock or can be ordered from the manufacturer for FEDEX dispatch within 10 business days then we will email a Paypal invoice to complete payment.

Following checkout your Paypal invoice will be emailed to you within 24 hours if your entire is in stock or readily available with the manufacturer (Monday-Friday). You will receive a Paypal invoice (request for payment) from AudioBuy or from one of our shipping partners.


When do I pay?

You do not pay at checkout. If your order is in stock or readily available from the manufacturer then a Paypal payment request (invoice) will be emailed to you from AudioBuy or from one of our shipping partners. This is to ensure that we do not collect payment for orders which cannot be promptly dispatched and delivered.


Will my shipped   order be delivered safely and securely?

All Australian orders are shipped with FEDEX and are marked as "fragile" to ensure that your ordered items are securely and safely handled prior to final delivery. All orders are dispatched with protective casing and packaging to further protect your ordered item(s) during transit to your delivery address. All orders require signature upon delivery to ensure that your order is delivered to the correct recipient at the correct address , apartment number etc. If you are unavailable at the time of delivery your order will be held at the local Australian FEDEX center and a calling card left at your delivery address to organise re-delivery or pickup.


How do I check for stock levels?

Email "[email protected]" to enquire about current stock levels for the  . We aim to stock popular items at all times and are able to quickly order in products if they are currently not in stock. In the event of product backorder or product discontinuation your order will be cancelled and a payment request (Paypal) will not be processed.


Do we ship   products to Australia?

Yes. AudioBuy ship the majority of   products to all international locations serviced by FEDEX. You will be notified during checkout if your   order is unable to be delivered to your region due to manufacturer restrictions and/or other shipping restrictions. All listed prices are inclusive of FEDEX shipping costs. 


What are our hours of operation?

Stock inventory and order related enquiries are monitored and responded to everyday excluding major public holidays (Monday-Sunday). Orders are physically shipped during standard FEDEX hours (Monday-Friday , excluding major public holidays). Paypal invoices for order processing are issued Monday-Friday excluding major public holidays.


When will my order be delivered?

Following Paypal payment your order will be FEDEX dispatched within 1-2 business days if your order is in stock. If your order is only in stock with the manufacturer then we will require up to 10 business days to FEDEX dispatch your order. After your order has been shipped we will email your FEDEX tracking number to the email address you provided during checkout / account sign-up. The average FEDEX transit time is 3-5 business days to most international locations. 


Can you price match with another retailer?

Yes. Contact "[email protected]" with the product name and the competing website's URL. Our total price including FEDEX delivery is currently  . When comparing prices with Australian or international retailers be aware that their prices may not include international or domestic FEDEX shipping costs.

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