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Rupert Neve Designs Announces New Series of Analog Products

First unit will be Portico 5012 Duo Mic Pre (April 11, 2005)

5012 Duo Mic Pre
Mr. Rupert Neve has returned to manufacturing with a series of all-analogue products that will be released during 2005 under his own brand, Rupert Neve Designs, following over 15 years of design consultation for others.

Custom designed transformers, very short signal paths, minimal negative feedback plus single-sided transformer-coupled amplifier designs form the essential building blocks for the new Rupert Neve Designs Portico(tm) product range. The series includes meticulously crafted modules that comprise all the principal elements for sound control 

The first Rupert Neve Designs Portico(tm) unit to be launched will be the 5012 Duo Mic Pre, a dual-channel microphone preamplifier that incorporates a number of unique features. The classic warmth and presence of Mr. Neve's renowned audio circuit designs may be added to both outputs through the front panel "Silk" switch. A "To Buss" switch allows the 5012 to access bussing in a custom-configured, multi-module setup or to assign a signal to a solo or cue buss embodied in other Portico modules.

Gain control is provided on a rotary switch with 0dB to 66dB of gain in 6dB steps, and an associated Trim control, offering +-/- 6dB of continuously variable adjustment. A continuously variable High Pass Filter at 12dB per octave covering the frequency range of 20Hz to 250Hz is also provided. Further front panel controls include individual +48V phantom power switching and a Mute switch.

Two Rupert Neve Designs 5012 Duo, half-rack, 1RU, Mic Pres may be combined in an optional rack mount kit to provide four of these high quality, Mr.Neve-designed channels in a single rack space.

The first of an integrated series of Portico(tm) products, the 5012 Duo Mic Pre will be joined by equalization, filtering, dynamics control, assignment, mixing and monitoring modules, and even a tape emulation channel.

Existing high quality, transformer-coupled modules, including those genuinely of Mr. Neves design, may be confidently used within the Portico module chain.

During the past two decades Mr. Rupert Neve, revered for his vintage mixing console designs, put his audio design talents to work for a number of manufacturers under the ARN Consultants LLC moniker, including Amek, Legendary Audio Masterpiece Mastering, Summit Audio and Taylor Guitars. Now trading as Rupert Neve Designs, the company recently expanded its staff roster and moved into larger premises in Wimberley, TX to meet the increasing demand for products embodying the principles of very high musical quality that has become synonymous with Mr. Neve's name over the years.

For further information on the Rupert Neve Designs Portico(tm) Series, please visit

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