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Rupert Neve 5088 8-Channel Analog Mixing Console - Shelford Finish

8-channel analog mixing console with 8-channel Master section, 16-position Penthouse, Meterbridge, and 8 5052 Shelford Mic Pre/Inductor EQs

Product Description

The Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Analog Mixing Console is the culmination of Rupert Neve’s vast analog circuitry knowledge, and the only console built today with the same dedication to sound quality found in his most legendary vintage designs. As his final word in fully discrete mixing design, the 5088 incorporates and improves upon many of the same analog concepts that made his original 80 series consoles so revered: single-sided, fully discrete amplification, bespoke audio transformers on every single input and output, bulletproof build quality, and unparalleled headroom and dynamic range. If you value sound quality above all else, the 5088 is the only choice!

The 8-Channel 5088 was developed for those needing the absolute highest analog quality available for remote or small ensemble recording such as classical or live jazz and acoustic performances. This option provides for 8 channel modules (Mono or Stereo), 4 Buss Outputs, 4 Auxillary Sends and 2 Stereo FX Returns, and a master section.

Completely modular, expandable design

The 5088 is a fundamentally different console philosophy, very carefully thought-out so that you don’t have to waste money paying for unnecessary functionality. Instead of adding bells and whistles, Rupert and his team focused on designing the most efficient, direct, and sweetest-sounding analog audio paths through a console that integrates seamlessly with any outboard gear in the world.

Custom high voltage, discrete op-amp cards

The all-new, fully discrete analog architecture in the 5088 represents a culmination of Rupert’s vast analog circuitry knowledge. Custom high voltage and discrete op-amp cards have been designed specifically for the 5088 that eliminate crossover distortion entirely; provide extended headroom, dynamic range, and frequency response; and offer exceptionally low noise and distortion.

Bespoke transformers on all inputs & outputs

Rupert Neve was always a staunch advocate of transformer-based designs, and custom-built transformers are implemented on every single input and output of the 5088. These electrically isolate the console with a true floating ground while also imparting the sweet sound quality of Rupert’s most sought-after classic designs.

"The real power of the 5088 lies hidden within these transformer-coupled inputs and outputs and discrete, single-sided circuit topologies that produce 10 dB greater dynamic range than any of my previous designs. The dynamic range is actually extended downwards to encompass the extremely small, often out-of-band signals – usually ignored – that go to complete our listening perspective, making sounds warmer, sweeter and fuller, apparently affecting the low and mid frequencies.

"The significance of this enormous dynamic range and the frequency response that extends comfortably beyond 100 kHz lies in the ability of the 5088 to source, retain and mix the microscopically tiny signals that are essential to retention and enhancement of the full soundscape.

"The first time I actually heard music played through a 5088, I just…relaxed. A wave of satisfaction swept over me – I didn't have to measure, I just listened and thought, ‘Boy, I think we've actually achieved it.’ There is something about the 5088 which I have not been able to get from any other piece of equipment."




Beyond its exceptional sound quality, the 5088 channel strip is designed to effectively handle multiple normalled 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.


In lieu of mono input channels with selectable Line 1 / Line 2 Inputs, Stereo Input Channels can be fitted to increase the channel count without having to add an expansion chassis. The Stereo Module has all of the group sends, six auxes, individual trims and pans for each channel, and a powerful stereo width control.

This is an ideal upgrade for smaller consoles that will often be handling stereo stems from the DAW.


With 4 pairs of FX returns and aux master controls, alongside high-quality 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 meterbridge features finely calibrated and extremely precise meters for all input and group channels, and can be secured either directly on top of a standard 5088 frame, or to the top of a penthouse rack.


  • 1 5088 8-Channel Master Shelford
  • 1 Penthouse, 16 Position for 8 Channel
  • 1 Meterbridge, 8-Channel Main VU
  • 8 5052 Shelford Mic Pre/Inductor EQs
  • 2 5051/5052 5-Way Power Supplies
  • 8 Penthouse Blank Panels
  • 1 Crate, Small 8-Channel

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