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Thermionic Swift, Kite, Pullet?
Old 17th September 2019
Thermionic Swift, Kite, Pullet?

After stellar reviews on all of these, not much buzz about these on here recently.

Anyone have any thoughts on why one would choose Swift over Pullet/Kite combo? I currently have a pair of Coil 286s that I could use for tube based make-up gain on the Pullet.

I'm comparing this right now to pullet and a pair of AML pultecs. I know the pultecs are fully passive and the Thermionic has active inductor bax treble, presence, and bass, not sure why one would go for one over the other.

Any thoughts on these various options? This is for mixbus eq (and tracking but I have more colorful stuff for tracking), looking for warm but clear hi-fi vintage tube sound.
Old 17th September 2019
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The Swift is an ultimately natural sounding EQ, while The Kite is meant to be a character piece, somewhere in between an EQ and an exciter. The Swift is so natural sounding that I can use it for very demanding classical (acoustic) music. Of course it has some subtle luxury sheen that makes it extra attractive to use. I don't think The Pullet covers all the things that the Swift has and that The Kite is missing.
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