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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5032

The Portico 5032 is a single channel Mic Pre/EQ having an independent transformer-coupled Line level input for the EQ section.

It includes a full-featured Mic Pre identical to that in the 5012, with the addition of a flexible 3-band Equalizer in the Mr. Rupert Neve tradition. The 5032 is equipped with high and low frequency shelving curves and a Parametric Mid Band covering 80Hz-8kHz in two ranges.

The Rupert Neve Designs 5032 module is a half rack width, 1U module in the Portico style. The 5032 is ideal for both tracking and mixing applications with selectable mic or line inputs. Both paths have full access to the EQ, phase, silk and mute making it the ideal choice for either standalone operation, or forming the core of a larger mixing system. As with the entire Portico range, the construction uses a robust steel shell that provides total magnetic screening and exceptional mechanical stability. The front panel is machined from a solid 1/8-inch aluminum plate with a steel sub panel behind it.

Alternative front panel layouts are available providing a choice of vertical or horizontal mounting. When the horizontal front panel is chosen, a single 5032 can sit firmly on a bench or desktop on its detachable rubber feet. Two 5032s can be joined with the optional Horizontal Joining Kit (Model # 5221-RM) and mounted across a standard 19" rack.

The Microphone Preamplifier
The microphone input is balanced but not floating, using a Transformer-Like-Amplifier (T.L.A.) configuration with a toroidal Common Mode Rejection Low Pass Filter that excludes frequencies above 150 kHz. The T.L.A. is followed by an actual input transformer designed by Mr. Neve that permits a full +25 dBu input signal to be handled at unity gain without an input pad over the whole audio spectrum. This innovative solution combines the advantages of both an electronically-balanced and true transformer input.

In addition to the 72 dB of gain, the 5032 mic pre includes individually selectable phase, mute, phantom power, a swept high pass filter from 20-250 Hz, and the Silk circuit which yields the rich warmth and presence of the renowned classic designs.

The EQ: LF (Low-Frequency Shelf) and HF (High-Frequency Shelf)
The Portico 5032 Equalizer makes use of both a High Frequency and Low Frequency shelving characteristic that provide steeply rising or falling curve shapes. Such curves, when used aggressively, enable second and even third harmonics to be varied in relation to a fundamental, allowing the natural sound of a musical instrument to be varied. Used less aggressively, bands of frequencies above or below the "turnover" frequency can be adjusted to desired levels.

These sections each provide EQ curves that approximate to 6 dB/octave with a boost or cut of up to 15 dB and a true "Flat" response at the center of the control track. Frequencies chosen for these "turnover" points are the result of critical listening and follow traditional equalizer patterns.

The EQ: MF (Mid-Frequency Peak)
This section provides a very wide range of frequencies in two bands with a powerful "Q" (bandwidth) control. The range of boost or cut is +/-15dB with a true "Flat" response at the center of the control track. The steepness of the actual curve slopes can exceed 6 dB/octave which results in a powerful chisel type of tool. The "Q" control offers completely variable bandwidth, from very narrow to super wide, having a range of 0.6 to 3.0.
The base band covers 80 Hz to 800 Hz, which is important when dealing with the body of a spectrum or for thinning a muddy acoustic environment. A x10 button multiplies the frequency of the base band by x10 (i.e. it provides continuity from 800 Hz to 8.0 kHz), ideal for more upper-midrange equalization duties.
Features
Microphone / Line Inputs
Separate microphone and line inputs may be selected. With both the inputs, phase, silk, HPF, and the 3 bands of EQ are available for use

Mic Pre
72dB total gain across a 6dB increment stepped switch and a +/-6dB continuously variable trim pot

Low Shelf
Fixed 150 Hz frequency with continuously variable gain of ±15 dB

Mid Parametric Band
Continuously variable frequency in 2 ranges from 80 to 800 Hz and 800 Hz to 8 kHz, selected with the 10x push button; continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of ±15 dB

High Shelf
Fixed 8 kHz and 16 kHz frequencies selected with the 8k/16k push button; continuously variable gain of ±15 dB

EQ In
Engages all 3 bands of EQ

Silk
It gives a subtle option to enhance sound quality in the direction of vintage modules. Silk button reduces negative feedback and adjusts the frequency spectrum to provide a very sweet and musical performance

Level Meter
-30 to +22 dBu with reference to the output

Mute
Cuts off the output signal post metering and pre Buss Output. Be sure to mute the outputs before engaging phantom power

High Pass Filter
High pass filter is a valuable aid in any signal chain but particularly so in a microphone preamplifier. Signals between 20 and 250 Hz can be attenuated, leaving the range above this unaffected (eliminates building rumble, air handling motor hum etc.)

Phantom Power
Provides 48V phantom power to microphones

Phase Inverts
Flips the phase of an incoming source 180°
Specifications
Mic Pre
Frequency Response:
Main Output, no load, -3 dB @ 2.5 Hz
-3 dB @ 125 kHz

Noise:
Measured at Main Output, unweighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms, With gain at unity
better than -102 dBu

Maximum input:
from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +25 dBu.

Maximum output:
from 20 Hz to 20 kHz is +25 dBu. Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise: from <10 Hz to 80 kHz,
@ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.002% @ 20Hz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.120%
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@ 20kHz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.010%

Equalizer
Noise:
Measured at Main Output, unweighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms. with all gains set at 0,
Better than -92 dBu

Maximum input:
from 20 Hz to 20 kH, +24.5 dBu

Maximum output:
from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +24.5 dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
from <10 Hz to 80 kHz, @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.007% @ 20Hz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.120% @ 20kHz, +20 dBu out Better than 0.070%

Noise:
Measured at Main Output, unweighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms.
Better than -92 dBu

Maximum input:
from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +25 dBu.

Maximum output:
from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +25 dBu.

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
from <10 Hz to 80 kHz @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output: Better than 0.020% @ 20Hz, +20 dBu output Better than 0.140% @ 20kHz, +20 dBu output Better than 0.070%
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$2675.00
$2395.00
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