RND Portico 5012 & 5043

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012: One of our nicest preamps. Very tight bass, we always use it on sources where the bass has to be prominent and not lumpy. Bass drums, bass,floor toms, ntaouli (a percussive instrument of middle eastern origin). Great musical filters, “silk” switch that lowers the amount of negative feedback present on the amplifier and effectively makes it more coloured.

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043: Kind of dark sounding, especially in feedback mode. In feed forward it is faster and snappier. Good on drum bus, buses in general, sometimes vocals.

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