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Rupert Neve Designs 5035 Shelford Channel Mic Pre - Inductor EQ - Compressor

Manufacturer: Rupert Neve Designs
SKU: NEV-5035
Regular price $5,288.00 CAD
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A Fresh Perspective on Vintage

 The Shelford Channel incorporates Rupert Neve's latest transformer-gain, class-A microphone preamplifier, which marks his first innovation in over four decades. It also features a top-notch inductor EQ section that pays homage to the classics, a diode bridge compressor that adds a wealth of tonal options, the flexibility of variable Silk saturation, a newly designed custom transformer output stage, and double the operating voltage compared to vintage designs.

Rupert Neve's preamplifier in the Shelford Channel incorporates an input stage and transformer gain mic pre that is reminiscent of his designs from his time in Little Shelford. This preamplifier is unique as it utilizes a directly-coupled transformer input for gain, which is a first for Rupert Neve in over 40 years. The custom-designed input transformer, in combination with the class-A circuitry, plays a crucial role in shaping the Channel's distinctive and instantly recognizable character. Additionally, the Direct Input of the Shelford Channel shares the same topology as the popular RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface, ensuring exceptional clarity for high-Z instrument signals, remarkable low-frequency response, and a remarkably smooth high end.

The Shelford Channel's Silk & Texture circuit provides the flexibility to precisely adjust the level and character of harmonic elements in the final output. This grants you the ability to fine-tune your signal from a transparent state to settings that yield almost 10 times the sonic richness found in Rupert's classic modules. Moreover, it offers two distinct modes, each with its own exceptional qualities. Regardless of the specific sound you desire, Silk is an invaluable tool to assist you in achieving it.



Mic Pre with Transformer Gain. EQ with Inductor. Compressor with Diode-Bridge. Dual Tap Output featuring Silk



MIC PREAMP

INPUT IMPEDANCE
2200 Ohm

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
+21.5 dBu from 150Hz to 22kHz
+8 dBu 20Hz to 22kHz

NOISE
Un-weighted, 22Hz - 22kHz, source impedance 150 Ohm balanced.
Line Out (Unity Gain) -100.9 dBu
-6dB Out (Unity Gain -106.6 dBu
Line Out (+30dB Gain) -91.37 dBu
Line Out (+66dB Gain) -64.1 dBu
Equivalent Input Noise -121.37 dBu

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
17Hz to 45kHz: +/-0.25 dB

DIRECT INPUT

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
+
8 dBu from 20 Hz to 120 kHz

NOISE (LINE OUT)
-100 dBu (22Hz to 22kHz)

LINE INPUT

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL
+30.5 dBu from 20Hz to 30kHz

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION AND NOISE
@ 1 kHz, +20 dBu output level, no load: Better than 0.002%
@ 20 Hz, +20 dBu output level, no load: 0.05% Typical (2nd and 3rd harmonic)

NOISE (MAIN OUTPUT)
Un-weighted, 22Hz - 22kHz, source impedance 40 Ohm balanced, no load.
-101.1 dBu

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
<10 Hz to 110 kHz: +/- 0.25 dB
120 kHz: +/- 0.32 dB

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL
16Hz to 20kHz: +26 dBu

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION AND NOISE WITH SILK ENGAGED

SILK RED
MIN TEXTURE @ 100 Hz, +20 dBu input level, no load: 0.0131%, mostly 3rd harmonic (typical)
MAX TEXTURE @ 100 Hz, +20 dBu input level, no load: 1.66%, mostly 2rd harmonic (typical)

SILK BLUE
MIN TEXTURE @ 100Hz, +20 dBu input level, no load: 0.0079%, mostly 3rd harmonic (typical)
MAX TEXTURE @ 100Hz, +20 dBu input level, no load: 0.941%, mostly 2rd harmonic (typical)

HIGH PASS FILTER
Continuously variable swept frequency from 20 Hz to 250 Hz.
Slope: 12 dB/Octave

EQ NOISE
Un-weighted, 22 Hz-22 kHz: -92 dBu

SIGNAL PRESENT
Illuminates GREEN when input stage signal level reaches -20 dBu

OVERLOAD INDICATOR
Illuminates RED when input stage signal level reaches -23 dBu

DIODE BRIDGE COMPRESSOR SECTION

COMPRESSOR NOISE (BW 22 Hz – 22 kHz)
0dB Makeup Gain: -84.5 dBu
+20dB Makeup Gain: -64.2 dBu

TIME CONSTANTS
Note: Time Constant (TC) measurements taken represent full range achievable between 1.5:1 and 8:1 ratio set- ting, 0 dBu I/P 1kHz burst tone used for all recorded measurements
Fast (TC1): Attack 180µS — 1.8mS // Release 100mS – 150mS
Medium Fast (TC2): Attack 750µS – 5.25mS // Release 160mS – 250mS
Medium (TC3): Attack 2.7mS – 18mS // Release 350mS – 525mS
Medium Slow (TC4): Attack 4.6mS – 38mS // Release 600mS – 1 S
Slow (TC5): Attack 11mS – 72.5mS // Release 800mS – 1.25 S
Auto (TC6): Attack 5.75mS – 35.5mS // Dual Release: T1 500mS, T2 1S
’FAST’ Mode: Speeds up all compressor time constants by 30%

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS
19” (48.3 cm) x 10.5” (26.7 cm) x 1.75” (4.5 cm)

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS
24” (61 cm) x 13” (33 cm) x 4” (10.2 cm)

SHIPPING WEIGHT
12.25 lbs. (5.5 kg)


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