Rupert Neve Designs

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012

$ 1,725.00

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012
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Rupert Neve Designs

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012

$ 1,725.00

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    • Rupert Neve Portico 5012 is a dual channel mic pre featuring Neve’s custom input and output transformer designs. In addition to individually selectable phase, mute, phantom power and a fully sweepable high pass filter, the Rupert 5012 incorporates a “Silk” circuit which yields the rich warmth and presence of the renowned classic designs.

      Microphone Input

      The Rupert Neve 5012's microphone input is balanced but not floating, being a variant of an instrumentation amplifer using a “Transformer-Like-Amplifier” (T.L.A.) configuration with a toroidal Common Mode Rejection Low Pass Filter that excludes frequencies above 150 kHz. The T.L.A. is followed by an actual input transformer permitting a full +25 dBu input signal to be handled at unity gain without an input pad over the whole audio spectrum. This combines the advantages of both an “Electronically Balanced” and true transformer input. When the Phantom voltage is switched off, this input serves as a very high quality line input with an impedance of 10,000 ohms.

      Low Noise, Low Distortion Operation

      Much care was given in designing the 5012 to produce as little noise and non-harmonic distortion as possible. Carefully implemented signal paths and Class A operation are a large part of the 5012′s sweet, whisper quiet performance.

    • Silk

      Much could be written about this feature, suffice to say, that it gives a subtle option to enhance sound quality in the direction of vintage modules. The Silk button reduces negative feedback and adjusts the frequency spectrum to provide a very sweet and musical performance. We suggest you try it and make your own judgment.

      Level Meter

      -30 dBu to +22 dBu With reference to the output


      Cuts of the output signal post metering and pre Buss Output. Be sure to mute the outputs before engaging phantom power.

      High Pass Filter

      The High pass filter is a valuable aid in any signal chain but particularly so in a microphone preamplifier. Signals between 20 and 250 Hz can be attenuated, leaving the range above this unaffected. This gets rid of building rumble, air handling motor hum etc.

      Phantom Power

      Provides 48V phantom power to microphones

      Buss Output

      The To Buss output is unbalanced and has a high impedance output. It is intended for use with the Portico Buss Amp/Monitoring modules. A TRS patch cord is used to connect the 5012 Buss output to one of these bussing modules. The Monitor connection is derived pre mute on the 5012 and will produce a signal at the output of the buss modules that is equal in level to that at the 5012 output. The Monitor output cannot be used for any other purpose.

      Phase Inverts

      Flips the phase of an incoming source 180 degrees

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