Louder Than Liftoff
Pentode Tube Saturation Colour
- Fully Assembled
Pentode is the first module to bring true tube saturation to the Colour format. True to the spirit of the Colour format, Pentode employs minimal, carefully selected components to achieve a coveted, vintage tone. A single NOS tube running at its true plate voltage is overdriven to produce the musical saturation that can only be described as "tube color."
- Employs a Raytheon 6418 subminiature tube
- Dedicated DC filament power supply
- Class-A output stage
- Compatible with the Colour 500 Palette
Pentode is offered fully assembled and tested by Louder Than Liftoff. It and LTL's other Colours will not be available as DIY kits.
Note on Tube Microphonics
There is a real vacuum tube in this thing. One thing that real tubes have that emulations don't is microphonics. Due to the vibration sensitive nature of the 6418 tube, some units may experience a low-level ringing for a couple seconds when the unit is bumped or the bypass/engage switch is pushed.
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-Brad McGowan, Designer, Louder Than Liftoff
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