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Rupert Neve Designs 5088

In full working order, dating from 2012. 20 channels (4 stereo, 12 mono) with meterbridge. Complete with high quality patch bay/cabling.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

In full working order, dating from 2012. 20 channels (4 stereo, 12 mono) with meterbridge. Complete with high quality patch bay.

Brokerage instruction. Located in mainland Europe. Payment in £GBP or $USD also possible.

Description

Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console for sale. Used almost daily and in excellent shape – 20 channel (4 stereo, 12 mono) with meter bridge, no eq/comps. Complete with high quality Neutrik/Sommer cabling/patchbay, plus custom stand.

Price is for bank transfer. Payment in £GBP or $USD may be possible. VAT/import tax will depend on the location of the seller (this desk is in the EU, outside of the UK).

Information from the seller:

  • The 5088 was bought in early 2012 and is a 20 channel – 4 Stereo and 12 Mono channels version plus a meter bridge.
  • No eqs or compressors – no penthouse.
  • Custom made stand included.
  • All connections to Neutrik NPPA-TT Bantam patchbay with Sommer Pegasus cables and Neutrik connectors.
  • No issues with it so far and it is still in use. One or two mute buttons might need some love.
  • For an almost daily used console it looks pretty good.
  • We exchanged the fans with much quieter ones and built in a thermometer to watch the temperature which stays mostly around 48 degrees Celsius.

And we also have an extra note on the cabling and fans from the engineer who installed and maintained the console:

The cable is a very special “cross over quad” (some people may remember this from high end hifi speaker systems) design for getting extra low conductance. So with an audio conductor of 0,2mm² each for balanced cabling it’s a very strong summed diameter of 0,4mm² for each audio line (hot, cold) with lowest µF you can get plus very proper shielding! Don’t get me wrong, I am not an “cable esoteric” type of guy, but this thing sounds nothing else then purely amazing. Perfect match for the transient king neve console – you know how tight and punchy these boards can sound…

Therefore I think its worth considering/mentioning in the offer and pricing! And I am even not talking about the countless hours of building. Not only because it’s twice the wires, it’s way more than twice the time needed to get this together than normal quality multicore cables and getting it proper on the soldering side of the TTpatch is another techs nightmare story ;).

The used material alone was top of the line Pegasus + all Neutrik fxx – etc all “B” types.

Regarding the patchbay, I have not planned/designed the audio path but as I remember most likely 3x prism ADA8 outs going normalled of some sort to the line inputs, and groups/master back to the ADA inputs… The modules of these patchbays can be pulled out from the front and can be reconfigured one by one to all options you can think of, isolated, half-normalled bottom, top, etc… 

Regarding the upgraded fans, you know the board is relatively loud in terms of fan + air noise if used in a quiet treated studio setting, so we decided to put in proper silent fans and run them on 9V instead of 12V externally to keep the airflow noise down a notch. By running the fans with the stock psu, it’s basically back to normal function without any modification needed. On top you get the upgraded silent fans which can be considered as extra icing on the cake! We took care of the inner “core temperature” at every time with a simple temp sensor inside the channels. If the buyer doesn’t run it in an airconditioned studio, I would suggest using the fans at normal level powered by the stock psu.

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Note that this is a brokerage sale:

All information and photos have been provided by the seller. This is a brokerage sale by Soundgas on behalf of the owner. This item is not at Soundgas and we have not (sadly) had a chance to use it ourselves. As such, we can offer no guarantee on this item. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm details provided in the listing by the seller are to their satisfaction.

IMPORTANT: Due to the nature of this item it will need to be transported by private courier within Europe, or will need to be crated for overseas transport. The buyer should have access to a suitable engineer as even with careful handling it may need adjustment on arrival. Collection also possible.

International shipping is possible – please get in touch for a quote.

Full terms available on request.

Condition

Very good with normal signs of use. See photos for more information or ask if you have questions.

Tax

Brokerage item - see detailed description for more information on tax status of this sale.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.

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