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Neve 8051 5.1 Multi-Channel 5.1 Surround Compressor/Limiter

3U 19" rack-mount 6-channel 5.1 surround sound compressor and limiter featuring sidechain linking, high and low-pass filter, VU meters, and control voltage I/O

MFR# 8051 5.1 surround compressor unit

Product Description

The Neve 8051 is a hand-made and hand-wired analog compressor with six transformer balanced audio paths, complemented by two side chains and a key input. Based on six 2254 compression circuits—using the same feedback topology as the legendary 33609 stereo compressor—the 8051 delivers the famous Neve sound in spades. Flexible side chain routing, trimming and filtering make this a powerful and responsive tool for surround mixing and mastering.

Each channel can be controlled from either Side Chain A or Side Chain B, and the six signal paths can be split between the two side chains in any format required. Each audio channel can be routed to either or both side chains; for example the Centre channel in a 5.1 mix may be compressed using Side Chain A but also input to Side Chain B to control compression of the Surround Channels.

The 8051's compression is exceptionally smooth, and the compression remains transparent even at extreme settings. Together with the unit’s ease of use and incredible flexibility, this sound quality has made the 8051 one of the world’s most desirable units for surround mixing and mastering. Providing legendary Neve analog sound quality without relinquishing any control, the 8051 is available as a standalone unit, but it can also be fitted to Neve's 88RS-series consoles.

NEVE HERITAGE

Like all Neve outboard products, the 8051 Surround Compressor is hand-built and hand-wired by skilled Neve professionals in Burnley, England. Its fully discrete audio paths and classic feedback control circuit design delivers vintage Neve sound, and builds on the legacy of the highly sough-after 33609 Stereo Compressor.

FEATURES:

  • Hand-built, hand-wired analog compressor for surround mixing
  • Six transformer-balanced audio paths
  • Ideal surround broadcast or mastering compressor
  • Sidechain control trims and sidechain A/B bias control
  • High- and low-pass filter
  • Electronically balanced key input and LFE filter inputs
  • All other inputs transformer-balanced with 3.6k-ohm input impedance
  • All outputs electronically balanced, post output transformers
  • Control Voltage I/O provided for linking multiple units or linking to the 33609 stereo compressor

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents 8051 and standard IEC AC cable
Unit Weight 31.6 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels 6-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 3U
Digital I/O No
Input Connectors Analog XLR
Output Connectors Analog XLR

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