Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Rupert Neve Designs

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Rupert Neve Designs

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 Duo Mic Pre

    Run Your Signal Through A Neve Mic Pre And Hear The Difference - The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012 Duo Mic Pre

    The Portico 5012 is a dual channel mic pre featuring Rupert Neve’s custom input and output transformer designs. In addition to individually selectable phase, mute, phantom power and a fully sweepable high pass filter, the 5012 incorporates a “Silk” circuit which yields the rich warmth and presence of his renowned classics.

    MICROPHONE INPUT

    The microphone input is balanced but not floating, being a variant of an instrumentation amplifer 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 permitting a full +25 dBu input signal to be handled at unity gain without an input pad over the whole audio spectrum. This combines the advantages of both an “Electronically Balanced” and true transformer input. When the Phantom voltage is switched off, this input serves as a very high quality line input with an impedance of 10K Ohms.

    LOW NOISE, LOW DISTORTION OPERATION

    The 5012 was designed to produce as little noise and non-harmonic distortion as possible. Carefully implemented signal paths and Class A operation are a large part of the 5012′s sweet, whisper-quiet performance. All Portico modules use input and output transformers and almost entirely discrete component amplifiers. In fact, the Line amplifiers on their own, inserted into the signal chain, are capable of enhancing the sonic quality of many signal sources, especially those of digital origin.