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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517: 500 Series …

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517: 500 Series  ...Rupert Neve Designs – Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517: 500 Series Mic Pre / Di / Comp
Based on the Portico 5017 Mobile Pre, the Rupert Neve Designs 517 provides world-class, transformer-coupled preamp, compressor, and DI circuitry, with Vari-phase, Silk and DI/mic blending capabilities in a 500 series model. As the first 500 series module designed by Mr. Rupert Neve, the 517 incorporates outstanding sonic quality with an indispensable feature set.Mic Pre and Instrument AmplifierThe 517?s mic pre includes 66dB gain, and is based on the Portico 5017 design. The mic pre also incorporates a polarity reverse switch and phantom power. The separate instrument amplifier includes 30dB of gain, a ground lift, variable phase and an instrument Thru connection.Blended UseUsed as a single channel device for instruments, the 517 can be used to phase align, combine and compress direct and amplified signals. To achieve this, use the DI for the instrument’s direct signal and the mic preamp for the speaker cabinet signal. The blend control is used for mixing direct and amplified signals to achieve the desired tonal blend between the two sources, and the variphase is used to minimize or extenuate phase cancellations between the two signals. To compress the blended signal, the internal compressor jumper must be set to the blend path (this is the default setting). This technique could also be used to create a single, mixed output of a guitar and vocals.The CompressorBased around a new LDR (light dependent resister) design, the 517?s opto-coupler compressor has been simplified to a single threshold control with auto make up gain. By default, the compressor is set to a fixed 2:1 ratio with fixed attack and release. To set the compressor, simply dial the threshold control down until the desired amount of compression is achieved. An LED light indicates when the compressor is active.Vari-PhaseIn addition to the standard polarity reverse, the 517?World-class, transformer-coupled preamp, compressor, and DIGain: 0 – 66dB in 6dB incrementsCompressor: Single-knob opto-coupler compressor with 2:1 ratioBlend: Determines balance of mic and DI inputsInstrument gain: 0 – 30dB on instrument input48V phantom powerSilk: Adds nostalgic warmth and presence when engagedInstrument input: Front-panel TRS input and passive-through for Hi-Z sourcesPolarity reverseThreshold: When signals exceed threshold level, gain is reduced at a controlled 2:1 ratio with fixed attack and release time constantsIndicators: Signal presence and clipping on both mic and DI signals, as well as compressor activation.
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Rupert Neve Designs Horizontal Joining …

Rupert Neve Designs Horizontal Joining  ...Rupert Neve Designs – Rupert Neve Designs Horizontal Joining Kit
The Rupert Neve Designs Horizontal Joining Kit is designed to conveniently mount 2 Portico Series modules in a single (1U) rack space. Includes a joining block, rear connector panel and the required screws.See also Half Rack Joining kit #482654 for rackmounting one Portico module. For Horizontal Portico Modules:#482643#482644#482645#482646#482647#482648#482649
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Rupert Neve Designs Half Rack Joining …

Rupert Neve Designs Half Rack Joining  ...Rupert Neve Designs – Rupert Neve Designs Half Rack Joining Kit
The Rupert Neve Designs Half Rack Joining Kit is designed to conveniently mount a single Portico Series module in a single 1U rack space. The joining kit includes a blank front panel and the required mounting screws.
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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series …

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series  ...Rupert Neve Designs – Rupert Neve Designs Portico 542 500 Series Tape Fx
As a 500-series follow-up to the Portico 5042, the 542 delivers the same thick, musical simulation of tape while drastically enhancing creative control via a number of new features. In addition to the the “true tape” circuitry – great for bringing out 3rd-order harmonics – the 542 incorporates a soft-clip circuit that tames the harshest sources and enhances 2nd-order harmonics, a variable and versatile Silk/Texture circuit for three transformer tones in one, and a wet/dry control to blend in the perfect amount of saturation. While it’s challenging to design 500-series modules that are equal to their non-500 series counterparts, the team at Rupert Neve experimented with a number of different transformer and circuit designs so they could achieve the same presence and sweetness that is found in the standard Portico Series modules making them perfectly suited for the highest caliber studio environments.The 542’s “True Tape” emulation circuit provides the nostalgic rounding and compression usually only achieved by the use of tape, and can offset the harshness often found in digital recordings. Unlike digital emulations, the “True Tape” drive circuit works by feeding a tiny mAdd depth and character to your soundControl the mix of pre and post tape signalsSend signals through “True Tape” circuitrySilk circuit, reduces negative feedback, adding harmonic content as neededRed Silk accentuates the saturation in the mid and high frequenciesUse soft clip to tame overly transient material like drumsProvides +/- 12dB adjustment of level on incoming signal levels
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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 500 Series …

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 500 Series  ...Rupert Neve Designs – Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511 500 Series Mic Pre With Texture
With a big, bold preamp and the flexibility of variable Silk/Texture, Rupert Neve designed the 511 to combine classic sonics with 500-series value. Incorporating the 517s powerful preamp, the 5012s universally useful sweepable high pass filter, and the transformer-saturating power of a variable silk circuit derived from our flagship Portico II Channel, the 511 is a Rupert Neve-designed micpre for the masses. While it’s challenging to design 500-series modules that are equal to their non-500 series counterparts, the team at Rupert Neve experimented with a number of different transformer and circuit designs so they could achieve the same presence and sweetness that is found in the standard Portico Series modules making them perfectly suited for the highest caliber studio environments.Input SectionInput signals may be derived from Mic or Line sources (make sure 48V is off for line sources!). The input has a 10K non-reactive input resistance that handles a full 22dBu signal without the need for a pad. The pre-amp is a TLA non-reactive design that precludes the loading of microphones with limited driving capability. A primary gain control provides 66dB of ga12-way precision rotary switch controls gain from 0 to 66 dB in 6 dB stepsContinuously variable +/-6 dB level controlSilk circuit, reduces negative feedback, adding harmonic content as neededRed Silk accentuates the saturation in the mid and high frequenciesSame presence and sweetness found in standard Portico Series modulesHigh pass filter continuously variable from 20-250HzEight-segment LED bar-graph meter displays output levelCompatibile with most 500-series power chassis+48V phantom power on mic input
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