AMS Neve 88RLB

500-series mono mic preamp

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    When the world’s top musicians, composers and engineers get together to record, it’s got to be Neve all the way. Not everyone has room for the world’s greatest recording console - the Neve 88RS – but now there’s no need to settle for anything other than the absolute best when it comes to capturing the beauty, energy and excitement of your recording… Introducing the Neve 88RLB - the same sound of greatness, but in the palm of your hand. The incredible sounding audio technology from Neve’s two-ton flagship 88RS console is now available to you in a 500-series format module. With extra features like the REGenerate function, a sweepable high-pass filter, intelligent phantom power control and a DI input, true Neve magic has never been more accessible or convenient.


    • True Neve 88RS mic preamp in a 500-series format, with transformer-coupled Mic input, electronically balanced Line and DI inputs and Line output
    • REGeneration feature allows Line and DI inputs to be fed through the Mic input transformer to inject the legendary Neve sound
    • Sweepable high pass filter can be switched in or out
    • Intelligent 48v phantom power function
    • -20dB pad and phase reversal features for Mic, Line & DI inputs
    • Signal Presence LED illuminates green from a level of -25dB and red from a level of +26dB
    • Front combi-XLR connector for Mic input (XLR) and Line & DI inputs (1/4” TRS jack - LIFT switch eliminates potential ground loops when using jack connectors in the front input
    88RLB Mic Amplifier Section
    Microphone Input:
    • Transformer balanced and earth free, input impedance > 1.2kohms
    • Gain range +20dB to +70dB
    • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.5dB, @ 60dB gain
    • Distortion 40Hz-20kHz @ 60dB gain, <0.025% @ +20dBu output with 80kHz bandwidth
    • EIN:- Better than -126dBu @ 60dB gain
    Line Input:
    • Electronically balanced, input impedance > 10kohms
    • Gain range -20dB to +20dB
    • Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.25dB
    • Distortion 20Hz-20kHz @ unity gain, <0.0025% @ +20dBu output with 80kHz bandwidth
    • Noise < -87dBu 20Hz-20kHz bandwidth @ unity gain
    DI Input:
    • Electronically balanced, input impedance > 500kohms
    • Gain range 0dB to +50dB
    • Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.25dB
    • Distortion 20Hz-20kHz @ 0dB gain, <0.0025% @ +20dBu output with 80kHz bandwidth
    • Noise < -87dBu 20Hz-20kHz bandwidth @ minimum gain
    88RLB Controls
    • Front Panel Controls: Signal presence indicator LED, Input Gain rotary control with push-to-select input switch (selects Mic, Line, DI with LED indicators), REGenerate switch, High pass filter rotary control with push-to-enable/disable switch and LED indicator, +48v power switch, -20dB pad switch, phase switch, front input selector switch, Line/DI ‘Lift’ switch 88RLB Module Dimensions
    • Width x Height x Depth & Weight: (excluding front panel controls and rear connector) 38mm (1½ inches) x 132mm (5¼ inches) x 145 mm (5¾ inches) – 500g (1.1 pounds)
    88RLB Module requirements
    • Rack: Compliant 500-series rack with PSU and external audio connections.
    • Available Rack slots: Single 500-series rack slot required for each 88RLB module.