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Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel


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Get Modern Innovations On Classic Sound - The Shelford Channel

Over fifty years in the making, the Shelford Channel is the definitive evolution of the original technologies in Rupert's classic console modules like the 1073, 1064, 1081 and 2254, thoughtfully advanced and refined for the 21st century studio. The Shelford Channel is built around Rupert Neve's first new transformer-gain, class-A microphone preamplifier in over 40 years, the "best-of-the-classics" inductor EQ section from the Shelford 5052, a tone-packed Diode bridge compressor, the analog power of variable Silk saturation, a new dual-tap transformer output stage for maintaining headroom or allowing the full driving of the Channel without clipping standard converters, and twice the operating voltage of vintage designs.

With richly-colored tonal options for making bold statements with your music, and precisely-engineered detented controls for recall, the vintage-inspired Shelford Channel maintains the soul of Rupert's classic designs with new levels of versatility, delivering what can only be described as the combined essence of fifty years of Rupert Neve's designs.

Like Rupert's designs from his time in Little Shelford, the Shelford Channel's preamplifier uses a directly-coupled transformer input with gain provided by the custom transformer itself - a first in over 40 years for Rupert Neve. This new custom-designed input transformer, along with its careful integration with the surrounding circuitry, is critical to the Channel's bold and instantly recognizable character.


  • Transformer Gain Mic Input
  • Direct Input
  • Dual Tap Output
  • Silk & Texture
  • MIC/DI/LINE
  • Gnd Lift
  • Signal Present LED
  • Mic Gain
  • Trim
  • 48V - Phantom Power
  • Phase Inversion
  • Side Chain Inserts
  • Compressor
  • VU Meter


SPECIFICATIONS

Mic Preamp

  • Input Impedance: 2200 Ohm
  • Maximum Input
    • +21.5 dBu from 150 Hz to 22 kHz
    • +8 dBu 20 Hz to 22 kHz
  • Noise (Un-weighted, 22 Hz-22 kHz, source impedance 150 Ohm balanced)
    • Main Out @ unity gain: -100.9 dBu
    • -6 dB Out @ unity gain: -106.6 dBu
    • +30 dB gain (Main Out): -91.37 dBu
    • +66 dB Gain (Main Out): -64.1 dBu
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -121.37 dBu
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.25 dB from 17 Hz to 45 kHz

Direct Input

  • Maximum Input: 8 dBu @ 20 Hz to 120 kHz
  • Noise (Main Output): -100 dBu (22 Hz to 22 kHz)

Line Input

  • Maximum Input Level: +30.5 dBu 20 Hz to 30 kHz
  • THD+N
    • @ 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, 22 Hz - 22 kHz, source impedance 40 Ohm balanced, no load: -101.1 dBu
  • Frequency Response
    • +/- 0.25 dBu from less than 10 Hz to 110 kHz
    • -0.32 dB @ 120 kHz
  • Maximum Output Level: +26 dBu @ 16 Hz to 20 kHz

THD+N with Silk Engaged

  • 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)
  • 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)

Diode Bridge Compressor

  • Noise (BW 22 Hz – 22 kHz)
    • 0 dB Makeup Gain: -84.5 dBu
    • +20 dB Makeup Gain: -64.2 dBu
  • Time Constants (Measurements taken represent full range achievable between 1.5:1 Ratio and 8:1 Ratio setting. 0 dBu I/P 1kHz Burst Tone used for all recorded measurements)
    • Fast (TC1): Attack 180µS - 1.8mS // Release 100mS - 150mS
    • MedFast (TC2): Attack 750µS - 5.25mS // Release 160mS - 250mS
    • Med (TC3): 2.7mS - 18mS // Release 350mS - 525mS
    • MedSlow (TC4): 4.6mS - 38mS // Release 600mS - 1 S
    • Slow (TC5): 11mS - 72.5mS // Release 800mS - 1.25 S
    • Auto (TC6): 5.75mS - 35.5mS // Release T1 400mS - 850mS, T2 TBD
    • "Fast" Mode Multiplier: Modifies aforementioned TC's by 70% of original value

General

  • 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

Manufacturer: Rupert Neve Designs
Model: 5035
SKU: I661296-N-2-WHXE
UPC: 752423657360


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