Rupert Neve Designs 5088 32-Channel Console (Used)

32-channel fully discrete mixing console loaded with 5033 EQ modules

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    Rupert Neve 5088 32-channel fully discrete mixing console loaded with 5033 EQ modules. Manufactured in 2009, this console is in perfect working condition.



    • 32 channels loaded with 5033 5-band EQ modules
    • 5 Channels of 5043 Compressor/Limiters
    • 2 Channels of 5014 Stereo Field Editor modules
    • 2 Channels of 5042 Tape Emulators
    • Aux Sends: 6
    • Effects Sends: 6
    • Buses: 8
    • Speaker Selectors: 3
    • Transformer Balanced Direct Outputs
    • Up to 48 Lines In at Mix
    • Phantom Power: No


    • Length: 74 3/4"
    • Width: 41 1/2"
    •  Height: 28 1/2" H @ arm rest / 43 1/2" at VU meters

    Patch Bay:

    • Brand: Audio Accessories
    • Quantity: 6-48 Channel patch bays, 96 points in/out, bays are connected to Elco connectors
    • Cabling: Mogami 25 feet cables


    • Brand & Type of Furniture:  Modified Soundcraft stand from a TS12 Meter Bridge
    • Original complete manual


    • Solo mod was installed
    • All of the fans have been modified to larger, quieter fans


    Different From the Inside-out
    The circuit topology of the Rupert Neve Designs 5088 is unprecedented. With custom transformers coupling every input and output, (Even the inserts!) the sweet musical performance and bulletproof isolation expected from a Rupert Neve Design are assured. For signal amplification and control, all new, high voltage, discrete op-amp cards have been developed especially for the 5088 that eliminate crossover distortion while offering extended headroom, dynamic range, and frequency response.

    Unrivaled Pedigree
    The 5088 is a culmination of Mr. Rupert Neve’s vast analogue circuitry knowledge. As his first fully discrete mixing design in over 30 years, the 5088 incorporates and improves upon many of the same concepts, such as single-sided, fully discrete amplification, and complete transformer isolation, which made those original designs classic. Unlike many of those classics however, maintenance is no longer a full time job.

    Sound Without Compromise
    To stay current in the recording business you must be able to continuously adapt your environment to the needs at hand. Because the 5088 is completely modular, channels strips and Portico processing modules like EQ, Mic Preamplification and Compression can be added or removed to meet constantly changing demands and eliminate the massive redundancies of consoles from yesteryear.

    The Input Channel
    Beyond its exceptional sound quality, the 5088 channel strip is designed to effectively handle multiple normaled sources, creating master, group and aux mixes with great efficiency. With 8 auxes, 8 “Groups”, “Solo”, “Mute”, “Send Follows Pan”, “Aux to Group”, a transformer coupled direct out and optional motorized fader automation on each channel, even the most complex mixes are within reach.

    The Group Channel
    With 4 pairs of FX returns and aux master controls, along side 100mm faders, direct outs and transformer coupled inserts for each of the 8 mix groups, the group master section provides the medium to control 4 stereo stem mixes while tying together an entire array of channel strips. If necessary, the insert returns and stereo FX returns can be used as an additional 16 inputs for summing.

    The Monitor Master
    The monitor master section has 6 source selections, 3 transformer coupled speaker outputs, talk back, oscillator controls, 2 VU meters, stereo inserts, stereo level and control room master level. Like the channel and group modules, anodized aluminum knobs provide the solid feel and response needed for precise adjustments.

    Expansion Chassis
    To increase the number of input channels, it is possible to add 5088-16 channel expansion chassis to the standard configuration. These additional chassis share the same form factor and lock into the sides of the master 5088 frame. Multiple expansion chassis may be added depending on what is required. Internal, group, solo, aux and master buses are linked through ribbon cables.

    Penthouse Frame
    To increase the feature set in each channel strip, one or two penthouse frames may be adjoined to a 5088 regardless of the number of input channels.

    The standard master section penthouse has 25 slots for vertically configured Portico modules. Depending on a studio's needs, any configuration of Mic Pre/EQ’s, Mic Pre/Compressors, Five Band EQ’s, Stereo Compressor’s, True Tape FX, and Stereo Field Editor modules can be added to the penthouse. For example, a studio doing exclusively mix work could configure a penthouse with 5-Band EQ’s on each input channel and then have a mixture of stereo compressors, Tape FX and Stereo Field Editors in the remaining slots since mic pre’s are unnecessary.

    A studio that needs mic pre/compression/EQ on every input channel strip could integrate a double penthouse with mic pre/compressors and five band EQ’s, whereas a studio that has an existing large collection of high quality outboard equipment and doesn’t need the additional functionality can forgo the additional modules and penthouses.

    Bus System
    Once connected through a patch bay, the busing systems in the Portico modules can be used to enhance workflow by creating normalled connections and multiple signals.

    The Meter Bridge
    As an option, any 5088 configuration may be outfitted with either a VU or an LED meter bridge at an additional cost. Both versions of the meter bridge feature finely calibrated and extremely precise meters for all input and group channels. The meter bridge can be secured to either the top of a standard 5088 frame or the top of a penthouse rack.

  • Additional Information

    Condition Used / Vintage
    Channels 32-Channel
    Analog or Digital Analog
    Number of Buses 8
    Number of Aux Sends 6
    Direct Outputs Yes
    Automation Included No
    Patch Bay Included External
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