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Neve Custom Series 75

With the release of the 1073 mic preamp/EQ in 1970, and the 1081 released in 1973, Neve’s classic circuitry has consolidated their position in the professional audio industry. Since then, a desire for ‘cleaner’ recordings using modern circuitry has resulted in classic circuitry becoming an option – but not the only option.

The development of technology and the digital world cannot be ignored.

With these two mindsets clear, the Custom Series 75 has achieved a world first, the combination of classic circuitry and modern circuitry in one console.

The classic Neve circuitry has been painstakingly re-created, keeping faithful to the original whilst taking advantage of modern assembly methods. The original circuits have only been changed where justified by an improvement in reliability or performance. Rather than running the length of the console, the voltage summing busses are a mere 150mm long and they are now balanced, resulting in lower noise and less crosstalk. Other “charming quirks” of the original circuits such as the level onto busses varying as more busses are assigned from a channel, have been overcome. Improved BA338 amplifying stages and legendary BA283 output stages combined with classic Neve LO1166 output transformers, sound warm, defined and punchy.

Stereo busses are implemented in both classic (voltage summing) and modern (current summing) technology and the feed to these can be selected on a per-channel basis. The 2 busses are combined at the master fader then passed via (patchable) 2254 compressors and an insert, to the stereo outputs. There are both modern (transformerless) and classic (transformer) outputs, providing maximum flexibility of sonic “flavour”. Naturally the AFL busses are also replicated for correct Solo monitoring. The eight Group outputs use classic circuitry, with the added bonus of Stem outputs, inserts and 8 dedicated faders to feed groups or playback to the stereo busses. A 32 channel console can mix a total of 80 inputs to stereo.

The 2081 inline channel module features a blend of the best features of Neve’s legendary 1073 and 1081 modules. The mic preamp and 4 band EQ is straight from the 1081, while the output amp is based on the 1970′s BA283, single ended, class A circuitry with a gapped core transformer, as used in the 1073 and 2254. Five auxiliary sends, fader swap and a choice of either classic or modern channel output circuitry are provided.

Two 2254 compressors, four stereo reverb returns, eight recallable scenes, monitoring of up to 12 sources simultaneously and comprehensive 7.1 monitoring are just some of the features found in the master section.

Available in a 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56 or 64 module chassis, the Series 75 is flexible and able to suit a variety of studio applications from broadcast to music and even film production.

Designed specifically for longevity, gold plated switches and connectors have been used for all audio circuits, and all parts have been selected on their projected availability many years from now. All capacitors in the signal path are polypropylene film or Rubycon ZLH series electrolytic, chosen for superb sonic performance and long life. Ergonomic design allowing the engineer to reach any parameter on the board from a seated position (up to 32 Channels) make this console a workstation that is comfortable for long hours, flexible for countless practical and creative applications, and unbeatable for sonic character or transparency!

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The Neve Custom Series 75 is a console that is here to stay.

 

2081 Channel Module

Each inline 2081 channel module has two independent paths, CHANNEL path and MONITOR path. Multiple inputs can be selected for each path. The Channel path is controlled by a fader, and the Monitor path is controlled by a rotary. The Channel path is normally used to process audio to or from your DAW, and the Monitor path is normally used to listen to the return from your DAW or effects processors.

You will notice that the multiple inputs for the Channel path can be cycled through at the top of the module using INPUT, when no LEDS are active, the input is set to Line. The Channel path output fader is at the bottom of the module. The controls for the Monitor path can also be found at the bottom of the module, just above the Channel Path Fader.

Two stereo and three mono Auxiliary Sends can be sourced from the Channel or Monitor path (pre or post fader) by depressing the level control.

The EQ found on the 2081 channel module offers the classic sonic flavour of the 1073, with the functionality of a 1081. The output amp is based on the BA283, single ended, class A circuitry with a gapped core transformer, as used in the 1073 and 2254 Compressor. The recreation of the circuitry sees the same sonic qualities as the original, heralded as eminently ‘musical’, whilst a far cleaner and quieter signal through the redesign of the BA338 amplifying stage has been achieved.

Tech Specs

  • switchable “retro” (transformer) or “modern” (transformerless) output
  • voltage and current summing mix busses
  • All capacitors in the audio signal path are either:
    • WIMA polypropylene film capacitors, or
    • Rubycon ZLH electrolytic capacitors
  • gold plated switchers and audio connectors
  • two linkable mono 2254 compressors (option)
  • four stereo reverb returns
  • eight recallable console scenes
  • up to twelve monitoring sources
  • true stereo to 7.1 monitoring
  • original mic pre-amp from the Neve 1073
  • 4 band EQ based on the 1073 circuitry & 1081 functionality
  • five AUX sends (2 stereo & 3 mono)
  • redesigned BA338 amplifying stages
  • BA283 output stages
  • Neve LO1166 output transformers

Main Features

  • One year labour and five (5) years parts guarantee
  • From 8 to 64 channels
  • Flexible Master Section position
  • Flexible Channel numbering
  • Fader swap and patchable insert points
  • Wood Panels: Rosewood, Ash, clear and black.
  • Redundancy broadcast power supply
  • Handrest Leather: black, red, blue
  • Optional patch-bay
  • Dual stereo outputs (classic and modern)
  • Fader Automation (coming soon)
  • Retrofit HUI automation (coming soon)
  • All Direct Transformer outputs, 8 sub-groups
  • In line design with great monitor features

Dimensions

32 Channel Frame

Width: 167cm
Depth: 99cm
Height (without stand): 45cm

24 Channel Frame

Width: 135cm
Depth: 99cm
Height (without stand): 45cm

16 Channel Frame

Width: 102cm
Depth: 99cm
Height (without stand): 45cm