Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052 Mic Pre/Inductor EQ

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Expert Review

Those who may not know much about the work of the Neve brand may be puzzled by the hushed tone those in the know reserve for the company. If you need a more recent reference, look no further than Dave Grohl’s recent documentary "Sound City", which itself was based around a prized Neve console responsible for the sound of many classic albums over the last several decades. Though its price is high enough to scare off the casual consumer, professionals will tell you that you can’t get much better than the Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052 Mic Pre/Inductor EQ. This preamp provides the penultimate 1073 feature set, including a mic pre, high pass filter, and 3-band inductor EQ. Updated features such as the variable Silk and Texture control and simultaneous pre/post tape operation give you even more options to color your sound as you seek perfection.Rating: 5/5