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Rupert Neve Designs

RUP-517

Rupert Neve Designs 517 - 500 Series Mic Pre / DI / Comp

The RND 517 is a pre-amp with a selectable instrument DI and compressor in the one 500 series module. The 517 has been modeled off the award winning Portico 5017 Mobile Pre by Rupert Neve Designs. The 500 series version, is an extremely versatile unit with phase inverse, phantom power and a fixed setting compressor. One really interesting feature of the 517, is you can blend the instrument and microphone input signals. Whilst the 517 is only single channel module, this can be great for blending a guitar amp and direct signal together in real time.


    • Rupert Neve Designs 517 Features:

      The 517’s mic pre – based on the TEC Award-winning Portico 5017 – provides up to 66dB of gain, polarity-reverse and phantom power switches, and the "Silk" circuit for a more vintage vibe. The separate instrument amplifier includes 30dB of gain, a ground lift, variable phase and an instrument Thru connection.

      Used as a single channel device for instruments, the 517 can be used to phase align, combine and compress direct and amplified signals. To achieve this, use the DI for the instrument’s direct signal and the mic preamp for the speaker cabinet signal. The blend control is used for mixing direct and amplified signals to achieve the desired tonal blend between the two sources, and the variphase is used to minimize or extenuate phase cancellations between the two signals. To compress the blended signal, the internal compressor jumper must be set to the blend path (this is the default setting). This technique could also be used to create a single, mixed output of a guitar and vocals.
    • Rupert Neve Designs 517 Specifications:

      Gain Range: Continuously variable from 6 dB to +20 dB.
      Threshold Range: Continuously variable from 36 dB to +22 dB.
      Ratio Range: Continuously variable from 1.1:1 to Limit (40:1).
      Attack Range: Continuously variable from 20mS to 75mS
      Release Range: Continuously variable from 100mS to 2.5 Seconds.
      FF/FB: Feed-Forward or Feed-Back VCA control.

      Maximum Output Level:
      Balanced and Floating Transformer Output
      Maximum output from 20 Hz to 40 kHz is +23 dBu.

      Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
      @ 1kHz, +20 dBu output level, no load.
      Main Output, compressor bypassed
      Better than 0.0006%.
      Main Output, compressor engaged
      Better than 0.02%

      Noise:
      Measured at Main Output, un-weighted, 22Hz-22kHz, Terminated 40 Ohms.
      With Gain at Unity, Compressor disengaged
      Better than 103 dBu.
      With Gain at Unity, Compressor engaged:
      Better than 92 dBu

      Frequency Response:
      Main Output, Unity Gain
      @ 18 Hz, +/- .1dB
      @ 150 kHz -3 dB.

      Requires 500 series rack / power supply to operate. Sold separately.
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