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Rupert Neve Designs 5088

Regular price €92.750,00

€75.406,50 (ex VAT)
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Pure, flexible, elegant, and powerful, the 5088 represents a significant advance in the performance and philosophy of audio processing.

The circuit topology of the 5088 is unprecedented. With custom transformers coupling every single input and output (including the inserts), the sweet musical performance and bulletproof isolation expected from a Rupert Neve design are assured: there is not a single compromised signal path in the entire console. For signal amplification and control, all new, high voltage, discrete op-amp cards have been developed specifically for the 5088 that eliminate crossover distortion while offering extended headroom, dynamic range, and frequency response.

The 5088 is a culmination of Mr. Rupert Neve’s vast analogue circuitry knowledge. As his first fully discrete mixing design in over 30 years, the 5088 incorporates and improves upon many of the same concepts, such as the single-sided, fully discrete amplification and complete transformer isolation that made his original designs so revered – except unlike many of those aging classics, maintenance is no longer a full time job.

To stay current in the recording business you must be able to continuously adapt your environment to the needs at hand. Because the 5088 is completely modular, channel strips and Portico processing modules like EQ, microphone preamplification and dynamics can be added or removed to meet constantly changing demands and eliminate the massive redundancies of consoles from yesteryear. If you don’t need it, your console doesn’t need it either.

The Input Channel
Beyond its exceptional sound quality, the 5088 channel strip is designed to effectively handle multiple normalled sources, creating master, group and aux mixes with great efficiency. With 8 auxes, 8 “Groups”, “Solo”, “Mute”, “Send Follows Pan”, “Aux to Group”, a transformer coupled direct out and optional motorized fader automation on each channel, even the most complex mixes are within reach.

The Stereo Input Channel
In lieu of mono input channels with selectable Line 1 / Line 2 Inputs, Stereo Input Channels can be fitted to increase the channel count without having to add an expansion chassis. The Stereo Module has all of the group sends, six auxes, stereo width control, and individual trims and pans for each channel.

The Group Channel
With 4 pairs of FX returns and aux master controls, alongside high-quality 100mm faders, direct outs and transformer-coupled inserts for each of the 8 mix groups, the group master section provides the medium to control 4 stereo stem mixes while tying together an entire array of channel strips. If necessary, the insert returns and stereo FX returns can be used as an additional 16 inputs for summing.

The Monitor Master
The monitor master section has 6 source selections, 3 transformer-coupled speaker outputs, talkback, oscillator controls, 2 VU meters, stereo inserts, stereo level and control room master level. As with the the channel and group modules, anodized aluminum knobs provide the solid feel and response needed for precise adjustments.

SwiftMix™ Automation
Built around state-of-the-art motorized faders and DAW control over ethernet, SwiftMix combines the accuracy and convenience of digital automation with the unrivaled analogue sound of the Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console.

16 Channel configuration includes:

  • 1x 5088 16 Channel Master - Shelford
  • 1x Penthouse, 25 Position Main
  • 1x Meterbridge, Main, 24 Channel VU - Shelford
  • 16x 5052 Shelford Mic Pre/ Inductor EQ
  • 1x 5051/5052 Shelford Power Supply (Up to 25 units)
  • 9x Penthouse Blank Panels - Shelford

32 Channel configuration includes:

  • 1x 5088 16 Channel Master - Shelford
  • 1x 16 Channel Expander
  • 1x Penthouse, 25 Position Main
  • 1x Penthouse, 16 Position Expander
  • 1x Meterbridge, Main, 24 Channel VU - Shelford
  • 1x Meterbridge, Expander, 16 Channel VU - Shelford
  • 32x 5052 Shelford Mic Pre/ Inductor EQ
  • 1x 5051/5052 Shelford Power Supply (Up to 25 units)
  • 1x 5051/5052 5 Way Power Supply
  • 9x Penthouse Blank Panels - Shelford

48 Channel configuration includes:

  • 1x 5088 16 Channel Master - Shelford
  • 2x 16 Channel Expander
  • 1x Penthouse, 25 Position Main
  • 2x Penthouse, 16 Position Expander
  • 1x Meterbridge, Main, 24 Channel VU - Shelford
  • 1x Meterbridge, Expander, 16 Channel VU - Shelford
  • 48x 5052 Shelford Mic Pre/ Inductor EQ
  • 2x 5051/5052 Shelford Power Supply (Up to 25 units)
  • 9x Penthouse Blank Panels - Shelford

Optional configurations:

The 5088 is available with channel counts in multiples of 16 (i.e. 16, 32, 48, and beyond) as well as in a special 8 Channel Frame.

Expansion Chassis
To increase the number of input channels, it is possible to add 5088-16 channel expansion chassis to the standard configuration. These additional chassis share the same form factor and lock into the sides of the master 5088 frame. Multiple expansion chassis may be added depending on what is required. Internal, group, solo, aux and master busses are linked through ribbon cables.

Penthouse Frame
To increase the feature set in each channel strip a penthouse frame may be adjoined to a 5088 regardless of the number of input channels.

The standard 16-channel master section penthouse has 25 slots for vertically configured Portico modules. Depending on a studio’s needs, any combination of Mic Pre/EQs, Mic Pre/Compressors, Five Band EQs, Stereo Compressors, True Tape FX, and other modules can be added to the penthouse. For example, a studio doing exclusively mix work could configure a penthouse with 5-Band EQs on each input channel and then have a mixture of stereo compressors, Tape FX and more in the remaining slots. This approach allows you to avoid the large costs and redundancies found in the consoles of yesteryear.

A studio that needs mic pre/compression/EQ on every input channel could integrate apenthouse with mic pre/eqs and dual mono / stereo compressors above the monitor/ group section, whereas a studio that has an existing large collection of high quality outboard equipment and doesn’t need the additional functionality can forgo the additional modules and penthouses entirely in favor of a line-only desk.

The Meterbridge
As an option, any 5088 configuration may be outfitted with a VU meterbridge at an additional cost. The meterbridge features finely calibrated and extremely precise meters for all input and group channels. The meter bridge can be secured to either the top of a standard 5088 frame or the top of a penthouse rack.

Automation
Rupert Neve Designs’ own SwiftMix™ can be included in any 5088 configuration to add moving fader automation and DAW control functionality.

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