Rupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP

Rupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP


Rupert-Neve-DesignsRupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP is a 2-channel Compressor/Limiter/Stereo Field Processor


Product Description

Rupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP is a 2-channel Compressor/Limiter/Stereo Field Processor

Based around the high voltage, discrete and class-A signal paths made famous in the 5088 Mixer and the Portico II: Channel, the Rupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP is a creative tool that redefines the boundaries and limitations of traditional 2-channel compression and limiting.

With input and output transformers designed and implemented by Mr. Rupert Neve, the high-voltage 72V topology found in the Master Buss Processor (MBP) will integrate flawlessly with virtually any system. Additionally, the MBP incorporates mastering grade detented pots throughout to fine tune its revolutionary dynamics, tone, and stereo field controls. This new topology is a significant evolution of Mr Rupert Neve’s classic designs with appreciable benefits to headroom, dynamic range, distortion, noise, slew rate, bandwidth, and accuracy while still providing for the sweet, musical performance that has been a part of countless recordings.

Rupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP

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Rupert Neve Designs Portico II MBP Features:

  • Powerful 2-channel compressor/limiter/stereo field manipulator
  • Full compression sections for both channels, including attack, release, ratio, and threshold controls
  • Side chain inputs with highpass filters for both compressors
  • Feed-back/Feed-forward controls let you select from modern and vintage compression sounds
  • Texture control with 2 Silk modes let you add classic Neve warmth
  • Blend controls allow you to mix dry signal back into your compression, preserving transients while adding punch
  • Simple and highly musical 1-knob limiter with Adaptive Release Technology allows for brickwall limiting that doesn’t distort or affect levels under the threshold
  • Stereo Field Editor section includes independent controls for width and depth as well as the width and depth EQs, allowing you to dial in the perfect stereo field

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response:

 Main Output, no load,
             –3 dB @ 4 Hz
             –3 dB @ 120 kHz

Maximum Output Level:

 Maximum output from 20 Hz to 40 kHz is +24.5 dBu.

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:

    @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.006%
@ 20Hz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.20%
- As above, Silk Blue Engaged, Texture fully CW: Better than 2.5% 
- As above, Silk Red Engaged, Texture fully CW: Better than 3.5%
@ 20kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.020%

Slew rate Better than 4 V/uS


Threshold:  Variable from -30dBu to +20dBu
Ratio:      Variable from 1.1:1 to 40:1 (LIMIT)
Blend:      Variable from 0% to 100% Compressor 
Gain:       Variable from -6 dB to +20 dB
Attack: Variable from 20 mS to 75 mS (0.1mS with “FAST”)
Release:     Variable from 100mS to 2.2 Seconds

Power Consumption

.65A @ 117 VAC, .35A @ 220 VAC


5mm x 20mm, 2.5 Amp, fast acting, ceramic body – Bussman type GDA 2.5A or equivalent

Size 3.5”H (2U), 19”W, 12”D

Shipping Size 5”H (2U), 23”W, 12”D

Shipping Weight 20 lbs


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