Rupert Neve Designs announces the launch of the Portico 5033 Five Band Equalizer and High Performance Line Driver as part of the growing family of half-rack Portico series modules. The 5033 features Neve’s custom input and output transformer designs and is available in either horizontal or vertical formats.
The 5033 has five swept bands of EQ. High and low shelving filters are engaged using the same push-button, and both are capable of boosting or cutting their respective ranges by 12 dB. The shelving filters range from 30 to 300 Hz for the low shelf and 2.5 to 25 kHz for the high shelf. The three mid-band filters are also capable of +/-12 dB of gain and have an additional, fully variable “Q” control from a broad 0.7 and narrow 5.
Each fully parametric band can be separately engaged. The Low-Mid Frequency (LMF) band is continuously variable from 50 to 400 Hz, the Mid Frequency (MF) band is continuously variable from 330 to 2.5k Hz and the High-Mid Frequency (HMF) range is continuously variable from 2 to 16 kHz. To minimize the signal path and allow for critical A-B listening, there are also five separate filter bypasses.
The 5033 also has a high-performance transformer coupled line driver with continuously variable +/-12dB trim for optimal gain staging and level matching between processed and unprocessed signals.