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Portico 500 Series

TRIM

Continuously variable +/-6 dB level control.

MIC GAIN

A 12-way precision rotary switch controls gain from 0 to 66 dB in 6 dB steps.

+48V

Engages phantom power on the microphone input, as supplied by the 500 series rack.

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With a big, bold preamp and the flexibility of variable Silk/Texture, Rupert Neve designed the 511 to combine classic sonics with 500-series value. Incorporating the 517′s powerful preamp, the 5012′s universally useful sweepable high pass filter, and the transformer-saturating power of a variable silk circuit derived from our flagship Portico II Channel, the 511 is a Rupert Neve-designed micpre for the masses. Designed for 500 Series by Mr. Rupert Neve: “While creating functional 500 series modules is relatively simple, designing those modules to equal their non-500 series counterparts with the current, voltage and space restraints is quite challenging.In creating our Portico 500-Series Modules, we experimented with a number of different transformer and circuit designs to achieve the same presence and sweetness found in the Portico Series of modules. The result of these efforts is that outside of the slightly lowered headroom, our 500 series modules are nearly indistinguishable from standard Portico Series modules, and are perfectly suited for studios of the highest caliber.”

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MIC GAIN

A 12-way precision rotary switch controls gain from 0 to 66 dB in 6 dB steps.

 

TRIM

Continuously variable +/-6 dB level control.

 

+48V

Engages phantom power on the microphone input, as supplied by the 500 series rack.

 

POLARITY

Push button inverts the polarity of the signal path, and illuminates when engaged. The symbol “Ø” is often used to denote opposite polarity.

 

HIGH PASS FILTER

The high pass filter is continuously variable from 20-250Hz and engaged by the HPF switch, which illuminates when engaged. It is a valuable aid in any signal chain, but particularly so in a microphone preamplifier. Signals below the selected frequency are attenuated at a rate of 12db / octave, getting rid of proximity effect, building rumble, air handling, motor hum, etc.

 

SILK / TEXTURE

Pushing the Silk button engages the red Silk circuit, which reduces the negative feedback on the output transformer, adding harmonic content as the texture is increased. Red Silk accentuates the saturation in the mid and high frequencies, similar to that of the red silk mode on the Portico II Channel. By manipulating the Texture control, the amount of Silk can be changed from essentially absent, to roughly 10 times the amount of coloration / distortion found in Silk from the original Portico Series. With Silk / Texture engaged, the distortion characteristic and harmonic content of the unit are very reminiscent of many of Rupert’s class-A vintage designs.

 

LEVEL METER

An Eight-segment LED bar-graph meter displays output level (pre-Silk). The color range proceeds from green for lower level signals, yellow for intermediate signals, and red for high levels. When the 511 is clipped, the highest red LED will hold longer depending on how far above the clip threshold the signal was.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Noise: Measured at Main Output, un-weighted, 22Hz-22kHz, source impedance 150 Ohms balanced. Noise performance can vary depending on the 500 series and / or interference from stray magnetic fields.

 

Unity Gain              Better than -103dBV

With Gain @ +66dB           Better than -60dBV

Equivalent Input Noise          -125dB

Frequency Response

Main output, no load Main Output +/- 0.1dBu from 10Hz to 31.5kHz -2.6dB @ 120kHz

 

Maximum Output Level +23dBu

 

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise @ 1kHz, +20dBu output level, no load. Better than 0.0025% @ 20Hz, +20dBu output level, no load. 0.025% Typical (2nd and 3rd harmonic)

Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise with SILK engaged TEXTURE @ min

@ 100Hz, +20dBu input level, no load 0.015%, mostly 3rd harmonic (typical)

 

TEXTURE @ max

@ 100Hz, +20dBu input level, no load    2%, mostly 2rd harmonic (typical)

 

Gain Unity up to +66dB in 6dB steps. Trim continuously adjustable from -6dB to +6dB.

Phantom Power Supplied by the 500 series rack power supply. Switch selectable on faceplate.

High Pass Filter Continuously variable swept frequency from 20Hz to 250Hz.

Slope: 12dB/Octave

Power Requirements @ +/-16VDC 100mA

 

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