The 5088 Shelford Series Limited edition console is an expandable 16-channel line mixer that provides 8 group busses, 8 auxiliary sends, 4 stereo effects returns and a stereo output buss. By filling this custom 5088 with Shelford modules – with Rupert’s custom inductors inside every channel of EQ – the sound of the board combines the very best of the old with the very best of the new for an unprecedented level of sound quality and musicality. The 5088 is available with channel counts in multiples of 16 (i.e. 16, 32, 48, and beyond)
The color of these Shelford units is a nostalgic nod to the classic modules by which they were inspired, and with this limited edition 5088 loaded entirely with these vintage-modern hybrid Shelford 5051s and 5052s, the whole console now takes on that nostalgic coat of paint.
With higher headroom and a lower noise floor than any of his previous designs, the 5088 remains the pinnacle of Rupert’s work as a designer. Every single input and output is coupled with his custom transformers – with fully discrete Class-A circuitry within – leading to a sweetness and openness that Rupert believes to be the best-sounding console he has ever created.
Coupled with the classic color scheme and vintage-inspired modules, and with Rupert Neve Designs’ SwiftMix™ DAW-controlled motorized faders for the highest possible fidelity and control.
For more information on this special Shelford Edition 5088, or for a custom quote, please contact the Audio DAWg.