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Incorporating four channels of renowned preamplification, independent silk controls, two channels of DI inputs, and an M-S Decoder into a 1U enclosure, the 5024 is a workhorse equipped to enhance the front end performance of any digital or analogue recording system. Each channel of the Portico 5024 is based around the custom transformers and class-A circuitry found in the best-selling 5012. In addition to 72dB of gain, the 5024’s mic pres include individually selectable phase, mute, phantom power, a selectable frequency high pass filter, and the Silk circuit which yields the rich warmth and presence of the renowned classic designs. Channels 1 & 2 of the 5024 feature a high-Z input designed for instrument level sources. Channels 3 & 4 feature an M-S switch, which enables Mid-Side decoding without the use of multiple console channels. The microphone input is balanced but not floating, using a Transformer-Like-Amplifier (T.L.A.) configuration with a toroidal Common Mode Rejection Low Pass Filter that excludes frequencies above 150 kHz. The T.L.A. is followed by an actual input transformer designed by Mr. Neve that permits a full +25 dBu input signal to be handled at unity gain without an input pad over the whole audio spectrum. This innovative solution combines the advantages of both an electronically-balanced and true transformer input. When the Phantom voltage is switched off, this input serves as a very high quality line input with an impedance of 10K Ohms. Much care was given in designing the 5024 to produce as little noise and non-harmonic distortion as possible. Carefully implemented signal paths and Class A operation are a large part of the 5024′s sweet, whisper-quiet performance. All Portico modules use input and output transformers and almost entirely discrete component amplifiers. In fact, the Line amplifiers on their own, inserted into the signal chain, are capable of enhancing the sonic quality of many signal sources, especially those of digital origin. These are some of the factors that enable the Portico 5024 to work so unobtrusively within the context of a very high quality audio chain.

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UA Apollo First Look (user review)

...adding some Neve or API channels make the biggest improvement? I could run a 4 channel like the 3124+ or 5024 through the line inputs of the Apollo but would it make a huge difference? I would probably be better off replacing my MOTU 8pre and using the ADAT for the API or...

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Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups

...inputs. x8p i/o for 4x stereo real time verbs/delays routed to console aux. Mic Pres: 8x Tonelux MP1a, 2x Shelford Channels, RND Portico 5024, Warm WA-412, Tonelux Console: 16 inputs, 8 bus, 4 aux. 8 buses are routed to an EQ, compressor and additional MX2 module. 6 additional EQs and 2 comps for individual channel inserts or tracking. Other...

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DI Electric guitar more common nowadays?

...this chain is KILLER for rock or blues bass guitar. Another option I have is the Portico DI built into my 5024 mic-pre. Actually I don't care for this DI on electric guitar but love it for electric bass. It has a different sound then the REDDI. For bass it is 3D,...

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