Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite 16x2 Summing Mixer

Don't bounce your mixes "in the box" -- sum them with this magic box! The 5059 summing mixer gives tracks that ineffable warmth you can only get with a Neve.
Built around many of the topologies and custom transformers made famous with the 5088 mixer and Portico II Series, the Rupert Neve Designs 5059 is designed to deliver the ultimate "out of the box" sonics and ergonomics in a 2U, rack-mountable chassis.

The RND 5059 features 16 channels with individual level, pan, inserts, stereo-2 sends, and master texture controls, providing easy integration with outboard equipment, complete control for two separate stem mixes, and the ability to dial in analogue mojo in two modes. With the same sonic heritage as mixers used to create countless hit records, the 5059 Satellite Mixer imbues tracks with the legendary warmth and presence of a Rupert Neve design.

See how Grammy-winning producer Billy Jay Stein uses the 5059 Summing Mixer, Master Buss Processor and more with his vast collection of vintage synths and drum machines:


The Signature of Excellence

The most important element of the 5059 is its legendary sound. The keys to the sonic prowess of the 5059 are the custom transformers and true class-A topologies found within. The class-A topologies in the 5059 have been fine-tuned over a number of years to provide exceptional sonic performance and completely eliminate cross-over distortion. When combined with Mr. Rupert Neve's transformer design and implementation, the 5059 achieves a remarkable purity, while also conveying the signature warmth read more and larger-than-life sound reminiscent of Rupert's classic designs.

Making Connections

One drawback to mixing "in the box" is the inability to use high quality analogue outboard equipment. Channel inserts are provided in the 5059 to streamline interconnections with analogue outboard equipment and to allow for further expansions of the 5059's capabilities. By connecting a second 5059 to the insert outputs of a 5059, the dual stereo outputs can be used as a way to add 4 auxes to each of the 16 channels.

From Clean to Colored and Everywhere in Between

Every mix demands its own treatment; continuously variable Texture controls with Silk and Silk+ modes allow the engineer to fine tune the harmonic ratio and tonality of each stereo send of the 5059, or leave each mix pristine. The Silk mode accentuates the transformer saturation in the high frequencies to add a "sparkle" to tracks. The Silk + mode accentuates the saturation of the low frequencies to add thickness and density to any source - especially useful for dry, somewhat anemic mixes. Unlike EQ, the texture control saturates the output transformers, and adds musical harmonics to the source material according to the amount of texture applied.

Stem It or Sum It

Aside from providing aux functionality with a second 5059 module, the dual stereo outputs of the 5059 are generally used for creating stem mixes. These stem mixes can be enhanced using the Silk / Texture controls on the 5059, then processed by buss compressors or other devices, and fed into inputs of another mixer or an ADC.

With 16 channels of Rupert Neve designed class-A magic and numerous tonal and routing options, the 5059 Satellite mixer will elevate your DAW-based studio's sound and performance to higher heights.

Features:

- Texture: Continuously variable control for Silk and Silk+ modes allows the engineer to fine tune the harmonic ratio and tonality of both stereo outputs.
- Class-A Topologies: With zero crossover distortion and unmatched purity, the 5059 sets the standard for rack-mountable summing mixers
- Custom Transformers: Beyond providing galvanic isolation, the custom transformers in the 5059 are a key ingredient to its larger than life sound.
- Dual Stereo Outputs: Split the input channels into two stems for further processing and mixing.
- Channel Level: Individual level controls are provided for each channel from -()() to +10dB.
- Channel Pan: Individual pan controls are provided on each channel of the 5059 with a 3dB pan law.
- Master Output Level: Level controls are provided for each of the stereo outputs -()() to 0dB.
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Frequency Response:
- 100K Load,
- +/- 0.1dB from 20Hz to 20kHz
- -3dB @ 3.5Hz / 185kHz

Noise:
- IEC-A-Weighted
- Buss Outputs: -106dBV
- Single Channel assigned @ -()(): -104dBV
- Single Channel assigned @ Unity: 103dBV
- Single Channel assigned @ +10dB -100dBV
- Un-weighted, 22Hz - 22kHz

Buss Outputs:
- Single Channel assigned @ -()(): -101dBV
- Single Channel assigned @ Unity: -100dBV
- Single Channel assigned @ +10dB -97dBV

Signal to Noise:
- +20dBu output un-weighted, 22 - 22kHz: 116dB
- +20dBu output, IEC A weighted: 119dB
- +4dBu output unweighted, 22 - 22kHz: 100dB
- +4dBu output, IEC A weighted: 103dB

Output Level:
- Summing Busses to XLR outputs, Maximum Output Level, 20Hz to 40kHz: +26dBu
- Single Channel to Buss, Maximum Output Level, 20Hz to 40kHz: +24.5dBu
- Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise:
- 1kHz @+20dBu output: better than 0.003%
- 20Hz @+20dBu output: better than 0.005%
- Total Harmonic Distortion, Silk Engaged:
- Blue Silk - 100Hz @+20dBu output, texture control 12 o'clock: 0.2% typical
- Blue Silk - 100Hz @+20dBu output, texture control fully CW: 0.65% typical Red Silk - 100Hz @+20dBu output, texture control 12 o'clock: 0.1% typical
- Red Silk - 100Hz @+20dBu output, texture control fully CW: 0.35% typical
- Slew Rate: 4V/uS

Crosstalk:
- Buss1 to Buss2
- 1kHz: Better than -90dB
- 10kHz: Better than -70dB

Power Consumption:
- AC Mains, 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz: 45 Watts
- Fuses - not user accessible, internal on power supplies

Size/Weight:
- Size: 3.5"H (2U), 19"W, 8"D
- Weigh: 23lbs
- Shipping size: 22" x 17" x 8"
- Shipping Weight: 25lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 17.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5059SATELLITE
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 18.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5059SATELLITE
(1 ratings)
Submitted March 12, 2017 by Nick Franks in Tiffin, OH
"Against the grain"
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So...Several of my well established engineer friends advised against me getting this. I defied them and went with my gut. I am SO GLAD I DID!!! There is a magic in this box WHEN used alone and especially with other analog gear. Having the best of the plugin worlds console emus I can say that this is the difference than having them. Tracks have more depth and feel more 3D. Is it a necessity? No But if there is something you feel that digital isn't giving you then this box can get the direction going. It going into Handsome Audio's Zulu is a dream for my home studio! Worth every penny imo
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