Packing two channels of flagship preamplification into a single rack space for engineers and musicians who demand the best, the limited-edition Rupert Neve Designs 5025 Dual Shelford Microphone Preamp combines the sweet musicality of highly desired vintage Neve modules with greatly extended bandwidth and sonic versatility ranging from refined transparency to heavy-handed harmonic saturation. With up to 72 dB of gain available, including 15 dB from a custom step-up transformer and up to 6 dB via the trim knob, the Dual Shelford is a perfect companion for any mic, even low-output ribbons and dynamic mics of old.
Dual output level transformers are paired with main and -6 dB outputs to allow pristine sound at high levels or the characterful coloration of a hard-driven preamp without clipping the next stage of the signal chain. The inclusion of Rupert Neve Designs' Silk circuit offers adjustable harmonic enhancement in two modes Red imparts sparkle and presence to the highs, while Blue thickens the lows and low mids to add weight. Finished with a worldwide power supply inside and attractive analog VU meters on its face, the 5025 Dual Shelford is destined to be a studio favorite and collector's prize for years to come.