Rupert Neve Designs has announced the 535 500-Series Diode Bridge Compressor. They say that, based on the dynamics circuit of their acclaimed Shelford Channel, the punchy and versatile 535 captures the soul of Rupert Neve's original 2254 compressor while providing modern updates including advanced timing control, significantly lower noise, fully stepped controls throughout, and internal parallel processing capabilities. The 535 is also outfitted with custom transformers and class-A output amplifiers, all tailor-made for the 500-Series format.
Rupert Neve Designs, told us, "By understanding the limitations of the original 2254 topology, painstaking effort was taken to reproduce its unique tone while improving the noise floor, expanding inflexible time constants, adding full wave sidechain detection for improved dynamic response, widening the range of threshold and ratio controls, and raising the headroom of the diode bridge itself. Almost 50 years after Mr. Rupert Neve created the first diode bridge compressor designs, the 535 reimagines the larger-than-life personality of these classic circuits with new levels of precision and adaptability."
Pricing and Availability:
The 535 is now shipping worldwide, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,095.00