Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012

Portico 5012, Solid-State Pre-amp from Rupert Neve Designs in the Portico series.

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  • 09/13/08Portico Series: The Test

    Portico Series: The Test - Rupert Neve Designs Portico Series

    Neve. If there’s one name that causes the studio professional’s pulse to quicken, this is it! Even if the company has gone their own separate way with AMS since 1985, Rupert Neve, creator of the brand, has not hung up his soldering iron and is still creating new modules for his Portico range.

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Bear2Beer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" diamonds on an oak tray"

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012
Characteristics for, thank you refer to previous opinions.


This is the best damn preamp I could have in the fingers; bearings with a 6db attenuator / boost in the same range, there is nothing more intuitive to find the optimal gain.
The music is cut down.
Function silk, although discreet seems essential to me to give a more musical in its decision.


Indeed, this preamp is so clean and balanced, it would almost be "utility" (voice, stereo jacks, etc ...), but with a strong tendency to make anything fancy. Engage silk, and there, without being able to touch why, but it's paradise ... Is placebo, given the low dose of harmonics that it brings? actually I prefer to keep the magic of the small blue button velvet lining your source. I spoke with diamonds, because they provide us with the sound of a neve luxurious, and oak because of its appearance reminds me of the sound character of oak cabinetry, a sense of stature, strength and elegance. So colorful, yes it is but where you need to feel that he is not. He pulls the other up.


I use it for a year.
I had the opportunity to work with the old Neve, the AU, the SSL ...

What I like least is the format a little silly, and the somewhat ... of the beast, although it is a reflection of its sound: gorgeous, delicate and robust. Both female and male, a little ... well, you get.

It inspires confidence, we feel that we are dealing here with a new classic.

If it all over again, I would buy a rack of 8!

The value for money is very good.

thewindwaker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012
- Dual analog preamp transistor.
- No effect if the function is silk which I will later
- Jack or XLR connectors in series for
- Then the bad thing if you want the rack you will have to buy the extension Neve 80 eur! impossible to use that of another less expensive brand because it is not compatible brief ...


Use no more simple, the preamp is graded in 6 of 6 db and the possibility of refining a knob to 12 db (ultra ultra simple intuitive)


Preamp incredibly precise, present, and all you can ask a NEVE preamp,
silk is a function that is ptite key triggers and a smooth blade attacks .. it takes away a bit of fishing but it's so much music ...
extremely transparent preamp! is sometimes so disconcerting is transparent. So for those interested in color is not the right product.
but this preamp is EXCELLENT!


- I use it for 1 year
- I like his neutrality, his presence, his loyalty
- I tried the mindprint, mackie, Rme, the AMS Neve Focusrite's and many more ..
- Quality / price ratio EXCELLENT. 1800 euro for the pair! you have two preamps in a quality that also many other more expensive preamps bcp.
- If 'javais the way I take 4 more .. veiled