Rupert Neve Designs 511 500 Series Mic PreItem ID: 511
500 Series Preamp with Sweepable Highpass Filter
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The 517 Sound in a LunchboxRupert Neve Designs is expanding their 500 Series lineup with the 511 microphone preamp. The 511 combines the pristine sound of their acclaimed 517 preamp, the sweepable highpass filter from their 5012, and the tone-packed Silk/Texture circuit from their Portico II. We're sure the 511 is going to be a workhorse preamp that would suit any studio.
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Great Buy! Unbeatable deal!
by Lucas Pimentel from Los Angeles, CAI own a pair of AMS 1073lb. Love it to death. They are beefy and there's a reason why the 73s have made history. But these 511s are amazing preamps. They are clean, transparent and if necessary, will ... read more [+]deliver some coloration with the silk feature. HPF is a great feature as well. I don't have anything bad to say about this module. For $545, simply impossible to go wrong with it. I've used the AMEK 9098 for years and for some reason the 511 resembles that tone. Did I mention that I bought a pair? Oh yeah. I am very happy with these guys and will definitely consider buying more of the rupert neve modules. Perhaps a pair of the 543... Oh boy.
April 22, 2013
Music Background: Record Producer, Songwriter and Arranger.
These products are designed by the master and manufactured here in the US.
I do not expect having any issues with it.
Go ahead and grab one. You can scream at me if you don't like it. :)
Cheers! close [-]
Excellent tone at killer price
by John K. from United StatesI hate all the good reviews from people justifying their purchases, but there's just absolutely nothing wrong with this pre...Excellent. Smooth, smooth highs with reminiscent (vintage) Neve lows. Mids... read more [+] are smooth as well and didn't stick out on Vox or guitars. The highs seem to be more open like my Helios and has more bottom than the Helios. The silk button and adjustable texture knob are interesting. It's subtle. I seemed to notice more top end distortion/harmonics (if that's what you call it)...it did seem to be more like some of the Neve reissues I've used with more of that focus and strident sound in the upper mids - I've called it the "laser beam" mids of a 1073 when pushed. (I never got that from vintage 1073's I've used or the Heritage unit). I tended to prefer Vox with it either turned off or turned up until about 50%. Ymmv. I swear it has the quietest noise floor of any pre I've used. I would be perfectly happy with a lunchbox full of these. I'm not using these for drums, so I can't speak to that, but I can't imagine a better pre that comes at this bargain. (I would imagine with the extra bottom on these on a drumset, they would sound marvelous.) I highly, highly recommend it. In fact, if anyone asks me what they would start with building a lunchbox, this would be my suggestion. close [-]
April 11, 2013
Music Background: Songwriter
Kind of a wow moment
by Lenny Dodge from CaliforniaI was testing this against several other pres and as I went through them when I listened to the 511 I actually said "wow". Smooth, full, and quiet. It that really puts out a flattering sound. Love t... read more [+]he silk feature. The hpf also works very well. I'd say at this price point that this pre stands against higher priced units very well. And I have or have had several other higher end pre's to compare it to. I've also compared it to a couple of the lower priced pre's that have recently come on the market and personally think this is worth spending a couple of hundred dollars more on. Having no front DI is a small minus, but the xlr is configured to take a bass or guitar with a simple xlr to 1/4" cable. Tried it and it works well close [-]
April 12, 2013
Music Background: Musician, engineer
by: Mitch Gallagher
Watching the studio-gear paradigm progress has been interesting. Years ago, of course, everything was analog. Then... read more »
Bruce, North Canton, OH
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