Thermionic Culture Ultra Vulture

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Building on the success and performance of the limited edition Culture Vulture 20th Anniversary model, the Ultra Vulture performance is the best for stereo sources yet.

New features include

  • Lower noise and minimum distortion than previous models
  • Wider bandwidth with more low end extension and high end well beyond 20khz
  • Subtle lift of low and high frequencies for clarity, size and depth of sound
  • Wide sweet spot of controls for subtle stereo use with excellent stereo matching


  • Balanced inputs and outputs provided by specially designed transformers
  • Indented front panel controls for easy recall and stereo matching
  • Triode, Pentode and P2 settings taken from the now classic Culture Vulture. P3 setting
  • Normal/+10dB/Overdrive and presence switches taken from Culture Vulture Super 15


  • A) Figures obtained with 1kHz signal, 0.25mA ‘Bias’ current,
  • Function at T, feeding a 10kΩ load.
  • Distortion (THD): 0.2%
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 25 kHz, +/-1dB
  • Max Output Level (MOL) +19 dBm, 2% distortion
  • Gain available: 46dB line, 52dB DI input
  • Noise: 90 dB below MOL (2%)
  • B) Maximum Figures
  • Distortion (THD): 98%
  • MOL: +24 dBm, 20%+ distortion
  • Gain: 70dB (approx), P1, min. ‘Bias’.
  • C) Impedances:
  • Line Input: 20kΩ
  • DI Input: 50kΩ
  • Line Output 1kΩ
  • Lo Output 4kΩ
  • D) Power Consumption: 20W
  • E) Net Weight: 6 kg

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.