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Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite 16 x 2+2 Summing Mixer

B&H # RU5059 Mfr # 5059
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Product Highlights
  • 16 Channels with Inserts, Sends, Returns
  • Dual Stereo Outputs for Summing Stems
  • Custom Transformer Design by Rupert Neve
  • Class-A Amplifiers
  • Fine Tune Harmonic Texture
  • Pan Each Channel with 3 dB Pan Law
  • Adjust Each Channel -∞ to +10 dBu
  • Master Level Output -∞ to 0 dBu

The Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite 16 x 2+2 Summing Mixer is an analog mixer with 16 inputs over two 25-pin D-sub cables and dual stereo XLR outputs housed in a 2U rack-mountable chassis. The mixer features class-A amplifiers and a custom transformer circuit design by renowned electronics engineer Rupert Neve.

Stereo outputs 1 and 2 both feature continuously variable control of the sound's texture by engaging a button which toggles between the silk blue, silk red, and bypass circuits. By turning the master texture knob you can saturate the custom transformers to add sparkle, thickness, color, and warmth to your sound.

With this mixer, you can adjust the signal level, panning position, and insert sends to outboard analog equipment for all 16 channels. You can also use the stereo outputs to sum channels into stem mixes, add harmonics, and send the stem to outboard analog equipment for processing. For example, channels 1 through 8 could be summed and sent as a stem mix to stereo 2 output, then sent through an outboard analog compressor, and then patched in as a stereo input on channels 15 and 16. This would enable you to apply the same processing to all eight tracks as a cohesive group, such as when recording a drum kit with multiple microphones.

The stem on channels 15 and 16 could then be sent through stereo output 1 to a tape recorder or an analog to digital converter (ADC) connected to a digital audio workstation (DAW).
Utilizing the send and return 25-pin D-sub connections, multiple summing mixers can be connected together to add more channels and open up additional routing possibilities.

Channel Controls
Each of the 16 channels on the mixer features one rotary knob for changing the channel level between -∞ and +10 dB, one rotary knob for adjusting the panning with a 3 dB pan law, one insert button to route the channel through the send and return circuit, and one stereo 2 button for sending the channel to stereo 2 output for stem summing
Output Controls
Stereo 1 and stereo 2 both feature a button for toggling between the silk blue, silk red, and bypass circuits, a rotary knob for adjusting the texture, and a rotary knob for adjusting the stereo output level between -infinity and 0 dB
Silk Texture Control
Both Stereo 1 and stereo 2 outputs each have their own silk harmonic texture circuit. Pressing the silk button once engages the red silk circuitry, which removes negative feedback from the transformers and adds harmonic sparkle to the mids and highs. It can be used to add brightness and presence to vocals and guitars. Pressing the silk button again engages the blue silk circuitry which removes negative feedback and adds harmonic warmth and thickness to the lows and low mids. It can be used to add weight and boominess to the bass and kick drum. Pressing the button a third time bypasses the silk texture circuitry
Channel Insert Send and Return
By engaging the insert button, the insert send and return signal is switched in for the regular input signal. This allows you to patch outboard analog equipment such as a compressor into the signal chain
Signal Presence and Clip Indicator LED
Green LEDS illuminate to indicate the presence of a signal and red LEDs illuminate when the stereo buss is within 3 dB of clipping
Ground Lift Switch
The ground lift switch separates the signal ground from the chassis ground for removing ground loop noise from the signal

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Front Panel Controls 16 x channel level rotary knob
16 x channel pan rotary knob
16 x insert send/return push button
16 x stereo 2 send push button
2 x silk blue, silk red, bypass Button
2 x stereo output texture rotary knob
2 x stereo output level rotary knob
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x 25-pin D-sub line inputs 1 through 8 connection
1 x 25-pin D-sub line inputs 9 through 16 connection
1 x 25-pin D-sub insert send 1 through 8 connection
1 x 25-pin D-sub insert send 9 through 16 connection
1 x 25-pin D-sub insert return 1 through 8 connection
1 x 25-pin D-sub insert return 9 through 16 connection
2 x balanced XLR pairs stereo 1 and stereo 2
Frequency Response 100 K load, ±0.1 dB from 20 to 20,000 Hz
-3 dB @ 3.5/185,000 Hz
Noise IEC-A-Weighted
Buss outputs: -106 dBV
Single channel assigned @ -∞: -104 dBV
Single channel assigned @ unity: -103 dBV
Un-weighted, 22 to 22,000 Hz: Single channel assigned @ +10 dB: -100dBV
Outputs Buss
Single channel assigned @ -∞: -101 dBV
Single channel assigned @ unity: -100 dBV
Single channel assigned @ +10dB: -97 dBV
Signal-to-noise +20 dBu output un-weighted, 22 to 22,000 Hz: 116 dB
+20 dBu output, IEC A weighted: 119 dB
+4 dBu output un-weighted, 22 to 22,000 Hz: 100 dB
+4 dBu output, IEC A weighted: 103 dB
Output Level Summing busses to XLR outputs, maximum output level, 20 to 40,000 Hz: +26 dBu
Single channel to buss, maximum output level, 20 to 40,000 Hz: +24.5 dBu
Total Harmonic Distortion/Noise 1 k Hz @ +20 dBu output: better than 0.003%
20 Hz @ +20 dBu output: better than 0.005%
Total Harmonic Distortion Silk Engaged
Blue Silk: 100 Hz @ +20 dBu output, texture control 12 o'clock: 0.2% typical
Blue Silk: 100 Hz @ +20 dBu output, texture control fully CW: 0.65% typical
Red Silk: 100 Hz @ +20 dBu output, texture control 12 o'clock: 0.1% typical
Red Silk: 100 Hz @ +20 dBu output, texture control fully CW: 0.35% typical
Slew Rate 4 V/μs
Crosstalk Buss 1 to Buss 2
1 kHz: Better than -90 dB
10 kHz: Better than -70 dB
General
Power / Consumption AC mains, 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
45 W
Fuse 85 W
Rack Size 2U
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 19 x 8" (8.9 x 48.3 x 20 cm)
Weight 23 lb (10.4 kg)
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