Rupert Neve Designs Launches Portico 5024 Quad Mic Amp
Four channels of Portico Series preamplification, two channels of DI inputs, and an M-S decoder 05/11/10
At the 2010 AES Conference, Rupert Neve
Designs, LLC is launching the new Portico 5024 Quad Mic Amp. Here's what they have to say about it...
custom transformers and class-A topologies, the 5024 combines extraordinary
purity with the sweet musical performance expected from a Rupert Neve
Design. With four channels of renowned Portico Series preamplification,
independent Silk controls, two channels of DI inputs, and an M-S decoder,
the 5024 is a workhorse equipped to enhance the front-end performance of any
digital or analogue recording system.
For RND's founder and head designer Mr. Rupert Neve, the real beauty of the
5024 is found on the inside. "Transformers have always been a signature
component of my designs, and the implementation of custom transformers with
the class-A circuit topologies developed for the Portico Series have drawn
on countless years of knowledge. As the result of countless hours of
experimentation, these preamplifier designs greatly enhance sonic
performance, and make listening a more enjoyable experience."
In addition to 72 dB of gain, the 5024's mic pres include individually
selectable phase, mute, phantom power, a selectable frequency high-pass
filter, and the Silk circuit, which yields the rich warmth and presence of
the renowned classic designs. Channels 1 and 2 of the 5024 feature a high-Z
input designed for instrument level sources. Channels 3 and 4 feature an M-S
switch, which enables Mid-Side decoding without the use of multiple console
"Versatility has always been a forte of the Portico Series pres," says RND
marketing director Tristan Rhodes. "Engineers ranging from high end
producers to project studio hobbyists have learned to trust Portico modules
to sound amazing with virtually any source material or microphone. In the
context of a four-channel preamplifier, this flexibility, paired with
features like Silk, M-S and DI inputs. makes the 5024 a great choice for
studios looking to improve their preamp arsenal."
Founded by Rupert and Evelyn Neve, Rupert Neve Designs is built on passion,
experience and a desire to create products embodying the highest musical
quality. In continuing his legacy as a pioneer in audio circuit design, Mr.
Rupert Neve is currently focusing his talents on creating innovative
solutions to the issues facing the modern recording engineer. Pricing and Availability: