Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5033 5-Band Equalizer Module  

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Gives you precise EQ control and that reknowned Neve "sweetness".

The Portico(TM) 5033 Five Band EQ and high performance line driver is a new equalizer with the performance, features and musicality expected from Rupert Neve, the designer.The 5033 features Mr. Rupert Neves custom input and output transformer designs, five bands of EQ based on his traditional curves, +/- 12dB input level adjustment, five filter bypasses and comes available in either horizontal or vertical formats.At the input and output of the 5033 lie custom designed Rupert Neve transformers, which are much of the heart of the sound of Mr Rupert Neves classics. The EQ section can be completely bypassed and the unit can be used as a very high quality line driver utilizing these transformers, which can help to add sonic "sweetness" to a source.Low Frequency and High Frequency Shelving Filters For opposite ends of the audio spectrum there are two separate shelving filters, which are both engaged or disengaged using the same LED pushbutton. Each shelving filter allows for a boost or cut of up to 12 db, providing steeply rising or falling curve shapes. When these curves are boosted or cut aggressively, they enable the second and even third harmonic to be varied in relation to their fundamental, allowing the natural sound of a musical instrument to be varied. When used less aggressively, one can attenuate bands of frequencies above or below the "turnover" point to their desired levels. These sections each provide EQ curves that approximate to 6 dB/ and give a true "Flat" response when this section is engaged but not boosted or attenuated.Low Frequency (LF) Shelving FilterContinuously variable from 30Hz to 300 Hz, allowing for a wide range of applications, from filtering out low rumbles caused by air conditioning units to taming an instrument with too much low end or even adding a little bit of "oomph" to a thin mix, proving to be an indispensable asset in the signal chain.High Frequency (HF) Shelving Filtercontinuously variable from 2.5 kHz to 25 kHz, giving this section of the EQ a valuable range of operation. Whether you want to really bring out the presence and breath of your vocals or simply add some "air" to your overall mix, the HF shelving filter will give you that bit of sparkle youre looking for.Mid Range Parametric FiltersTo cover the crucial mid-range, the 5033 comes with three bands of parametric EQ, each separately engaged and having a true "flat" response when each section is engaged but not boosted or attenuated. Each section is capable of boosting or attenuating up to 12 dB, and includes a variable "Q" control. "Q" controls range from "Q" 0.6 to "Q" 3, allowing you to vary the bandwidth of the attenuation or boost, whether a broad range of frequencies to gently give a sonic section a slight boost or dip or using the filter with a very narrow range of frequencies, acting almost as an audio "chisel" to hone in on certain offending frequencies.The Low Mid Frequency (LMF) Section is variable from 50 Hz to 400 Hz. The Mid Frequency (MF) Section is variable from 330 Hz to 2.5 kHz. The High Mid Frequency (HMF) Section is variable from 2 kHz to 16 kHz. Each section has been carefully designed to overlap neighboring ranges, allowing for a very fine range of possible adjustments.

Features
  • 5 Bands Of EQ
  • Neve Custom Input And Output Transformer Designs Which Add Sonic "Sweetness" To A Source
  • Analogue Operation
  • Intended For Recording, Mixing And Mastering Applications
  • Compact Half-Rack Design
  • Heavy Duty Construction
 

Portico 5033 5-Band Equalizer Module Specifications:

  • EQ POINTS:
    LMF
    1st notch not numbered - 65.1 Hz
    2nd notch - 120.8 Hz
    4th notch - 248.9 Hz
    5th notch - 354.5 Hz
    MF
    1st notch not numbered - 443.6 Hz
    2nd notch - 693.9 Hz
    4th notch - 1.481 kHz
    5th notch - 2.225 kHz
    HMF
    1st notch not numbered - 2.475 kHz
    2nd - 4.748 kHz
    4th - 9.612 kHz
    5th - 13.545 kHz
    The LF and HF shelf frequencies are the 3 dB down points from the highest point of the shelf:
    LF
    1st notch not numbered - 68.4 Hz
    2nd - 111.3 Hz
    4th - 155.6 Hz
    5th - 198 Hz
    HF
    1st notch not numbered - 2.760 kHz
    2nd - 3.240 kHz
    4th - 5.6 kHz
    5th - 10.9 kHz

    TRIM: Provides fine gain adjustment continuously over a range of ±12 dB.
    ALL BYPASS:Push button inserts or bypasses the entire EQ circuit
    LF SECTION: Continuously variable shelving filter with a frequency range of 30 Hz to 300 Hz; continuously variable gain of ±12
    LMF SECTION: Continuously variable frequency range of 50 Hz to 400 Hz; continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of ±12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section
    LMF IN: Inserts the LMF Section into the circuit
    MF SECTION; Continuously variable frequency range of 330 Hz to 2500 Hz; continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of ±12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section
    MF IN: Inserts the MF Section into the circuit
    HMF SECTION: Continuously variable frequency range of 1.8 kHz to 16 kHz; continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of ±12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section
    HMF IN: Inserts the HMF Section into the circuit
    HF SECTION: Continuously variable shelving with a frequency range of 2.5 kHz to 25 kHz; continuously variable gain of ± 12
    HF & LF IN: Inserts the HF and LF Sections into the circuit
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