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Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by drstudio, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. drstudio

    drstudio Active Member

    I've read favorable reviews on these preamps, but wanted to see if anyone here has used them, and if so, what is your opinion?
    Would it be better to get the Seventh Circle preamps, or the Neve's?
  2. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    Ive used the seventh circle neve and API pres..
    the neves were ok very open and natural but I liked the api's better very smooth and clean,, JMO
  3. drstudio

    drstudio Active Member


    Did you build the Seventh ciircle pres, or were you just using them?

    I'm a little leery of buying something I have to build myself. I've done tons of Soldering and some light electronics repair, but not sure about the building of the kit. Can you offer some advice?
  4. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    A friend of Mine built them and he's a guru when It comes to doing this stuff.. They dont look that difficult
    to do.. and It just might be Fun!!
  5. Jbrax

    Jbrax Guest

    I f you take your time Im sure you can do it...

    Im in the middle of recapping my console and Im sure it cant be anymore teadious than that.. Just be carful on the traces
  6. drstudio

    drstudio Active Member


    I guess it would still be a fraction of the cost of the portico's.
  7. Imaginaryday

    Imaginaryday Active Member

    i own the portico. it is a great pre. it is not very colored. however, it does not do well with ribbon mics.
  8. Pootkao

    Pootkao Guest

    I picked up the Portico 5012 and have been loving it. Its replaced the UA 2-610 as my primary pre for acoustic instruments, drums and vocals.

    The UA still wins for piano, bass and electric guitars though.
  9. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Just got one and its a decent pre. The silk mode was a bit much on a bass, the but sounded decent with out it.

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