The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5042 2-Channel Tape Emulator is designed to bring the sound and harmonic content of tape to your digital recordings.
The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5042 2-Channel Tape Emulator is designed to bring the sound and harmonic content of tape to your digital recordings. It features a transformer-coupled line amplifier that feeds an actual tape drive circuit coupled to a replay amplifier EQ'd to emulate magnetic tape.
Each of the 5042's 2 channels has a pre-tape circuit trim knob along with adjustable saturation, allowing you to dial in the amount of the effect desired. The IPS button allows you to select between 7 and 15 IPS, emulating commonly used inches per second tape speed settings.
|Noise||With Gain at Unity: Better than -100 dBu, measured at main output, un-weighted, 400 Hz to 22 kHz, terminated 40 Ω, balanced|
|Frequency Response||Main Output, measured at +10 dBu, trim at unity:
@ 10 Hz: -0.5 dB
@ 200 kHz: -3 dB
|Maximum Output Level||Balanced and Floating Transformer Output: +25 dBu|
|THD + N||Better than 0.0015% @ 1 kHz, +20 dBu output level, no load
0.250% typical; Mostly 2nd and 3rd Harmonic @ 20 Hz, +20 dBu output level, no load
|Crosstalk||Measured Channel to Channel: Better than 90 dB @ 16 kHz|
Output is designed to feed the RND 5014 Buss-mixer, Monitor Amplifier at the internal system level of 2.5 dBu. Output level of the Rupert Neve Designs 5014 is then equal to that of the 5042
|Maximum Output Level||Gain Trim at Unity, Saturation at Minimum: +25 dBu
Gain trim at Unity, Saturation at Maximum: +6 dBu
|Noise||Measured at Main Output, un-weighted, 400 Hz to 22 kHz, input terminated 40 Ω, Balanced:
With Gain at Unity, Saturation control at Minimum: Better than -70 dBu
With Gain at Unity, Saturation control at Maximum: Better than -90 dBu
|Frequency Response||Tape engaged, 7.5 IPS: -3 dB @ 16 kHz
Tape engaged, 15 IPS: -3 dB @ 20 kHz
Low frequency response varies with input gain and saturation settings
|THD + N||Tape Engaged: Approximately 1-2% 2nd and 3rd Harmonic below 1 kHz|
|Crosstalk||Measured Channel-to-Channel, Maximum Saturation: Better than 80 dB @ 16 kHz|