5033

Five Band EQ

    Overview

    The Portico 5033 Five Band EQ and high performance line driver is an equalizer for the Portico Series with the performance, features and musicality expected from Mr. Rupert Neve.

    The 5033 features Rupert’s custom input and output transformer designs, five bands of EQ based on his traditional curves, +/-12dB input level adjustment, and five filter bypasses. It comes available in either horizontal or vertical formats, for rack-mounting or inclusion in a 5088 console.

    On the input and output of the 5033 lie custom-designed Rupert Neve transformers, a hallmark of his classic designs. The EQ section can be completely bypassed and the unit can be used as a very high quality line driver utilizing these transformers, which can help to add sonic “sweetness” to a source.

    Low Frequency and High Frequency Shelving Filters

    For opposite ends of the audio spectrum there are two separate shelving filters, which are both engaged or disengaged using the same LED pushbutton. Each shelving filter allows for a boost or cut of up to 12dB, providing steeply rising or falling curve shapes. When these curves are aggressively boosted or cut, they enable the second and even third harmonic to be varied in relation to their fundamental, allowing the natural sound of a musical instrument to be varied. When used more moderately, one can attenuate bands of frequencies above or below the “turnover” point to their desired levels. These sections each provide EQ curves that approximate to 6 dB/octave and give a true “Flat” response when this section is engaged but not boosted or attenuated.

    “I’m not sure what magic is inside the 5033, but everything I send through it immediately sounds good…All said, I think the 5033 is a fantastic EQ.”
    Simon Tillbrook

    Low Frequency (LF) Shelving Filter

    Continuously variable from 30Hz to 300Hz, allowing for a wide range of applications, from filtering out low rumbles caused by air conditioning units to taming an instrument with too much low end or even adding a little bit of “oomph” to a thin mix, proving to be an indispensable asset in the signal chain.

    High Frequency (HF) Shelving Filter

    Continuously variable from 2.5kHz to 25kHz, giving this section of the EQ a valuable range of operation. Whether you want to really bring out the presence and breath of your vocals or simply add some “air” to your overall mix, the HF shelving filter will give you that bit of sparkle you’re looking for.

    Mid Range Parametric Filters

    To cover the crucial mid-range, the 5033 comes with three bands of parametric EQ, each separately engaged and having a true “flat” response when each section is engaged but not boosted or attenuated. Each section is capable of boosting or attenuating up to 12dB, and includes a variable “Q” control. “Q” controls range from 0.6 to 3, allowing you to vary the bandwidth of the attenuation or boost – whether a broad range of frequencies to gently give a sonic section a slight boost or dip or using the filter with a very narrow range of frequencies, acting like an “audio chisel” to precisely hone in on offending frequencies.

    The Low Mid Frequency (LMF) section is variable from 50Hz to 400Hz. The Mid Frequency (MF) Section is variable from 330 Hz to 2.5 kHz. The High Mid Frequency (HMF) Section is variable from 2 kHz to 16 kHz. Each section has been carefully designed to overlap neighboring ranges, allowing for a very fine range of possible adjustments.

    Features

    TRIM

    Provides fine gain adjustment continuously over a range of +/- 12 dB.

    ALL BYPASS

    Push button inserts or bypasses the entire EQ circuit

    LF SECTION

    Continuously variable shelving filter with a frequency range of 30 Hz to 300 Hz; continuously variable gain of +/- 12

    LMF SECTION

    Continuously variable frequency range of 50 Hz to 400 Hz;
    continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of +/- 12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section

    LMF IN

    Inserts the LMF Section into the circuit

    MF SECTION

    Continuously variable frequency range of 330 Hz to 2500 Hz;
    continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of +/- 12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section

    MF IN

    Inserts the MF Section into the circuit

    HMF SECTION

    Continuously variable frequency range of 1.8 kHz to 16 kHz;
    continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of +/- 12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section

    Tech Specs

    EQ POINTS

    LMF1st notch not numbered – 65.1 Hz2nd notch – 120.8 Hz4th notch – 248.9 Hz5th notch – 354.5 HzMF1st notch not numbered – 443.6 Hz2nd notch – 693.9 Hz4th notch – 1.481 kHz5th notch – 2.225 kHzHMF1st notch not numbered – 2.475 kHz2nd – 4.748 kHz4th – 9.612 kHz5th – 13.545 kHz

    The LF and HF shelf frequencies are the 3 dB down points from the
    highest point of the shelf:LF1st notch not numbered – 68.4 Hz2nd – 111.3 Hz4th – 155.6 Hz5th – 198 HzHF1st notch not numbered – 2.760 kHz2nd – 3.240 kHz4th – 5.6 kHz5th – 10.9 kHz

    TRIM

    Provides fine gain adjustment continuously over a range of +/- 12 dB.

    ALL BYPASS

    Push button inserts or bypasses the entire EQ circuit

    LF SECTION

    Continuously variable shelving filter with a frequency range of 30 Hz to 300 Hz; continuously variable gain of +/- 12

    LMF SECTION

    Continuously variable frequency range of 50 Hz to 400 Hz;
    continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of +/- 12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section

    LMF IN

    Inserts the LMF Section into the circuit

    MF SECTION

    Continuously variable frequency range of 330 Hz to 2500 Hz;
    continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of +/- 12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section

    MF IN

    Inserts the MF Section into the circuit

    HMF SECTION

    Continuously variable frequency range of 5 kHz to 16 kHz;
    continuously variable Q; continuously variable gain of +/- 12; IN pushbutton inserts or bypasses LMF Section

    HMF IN

    Inserts the HMF Section into the circuit

    HF SECTION

    Continuously variable shelving with a frequency range of 2.5 kHz to 25 kHz; continuously variable gain of +/- 12

    HF & LF IN

    Inserts the HF and LF Sections into the circuit