What can I possibly say about Neve that hasn't been said one hundred, a thousand, a million times before?
Rupert Neve has always designed with his ears. In other words, his skill goes beyond the technical, beyond the theoretical and beyond the scientific into the realms of true art. Quite simply, Neve equipment sounds superb.
I am fortunate in owning a classic Neve console. Added to that, I have probably had more classic Neves through my premises than any other dealer in the UK, and in staff genius Dave Way and freelance regular, Blake Devitt, I have access to the most knowledgable Neve repair and service engineers in Europe. We know the classic gear intimately, know the positives and negatives and know the strengths and weaknesses.
Like all great gear, Neve equipment has it's idiosyncrasies. To my ears, some of the Class A gear ((such as the familiar 1073) can be sluggish and 'woolly' for a lot of modern music, lacking the punch and transient attack of the A/B units such as the 1081 and vintage 33114/3315 series. Having said that, a 1073 or 1084 will deliver such a rich, warm, dreamy sound through the pre section that you'll never want to use anything else for vocals or acoustic guitars.
We are happy to quote the UK's best prices on all classic Neve modules, original or reissue. What's more, we know the range and crucially, offer in-house service support and backup. We also supply the latest range of new designs, including summing mixers, mic pre's and eq's. Unlike all other UK retailers, though, our experience and support doesn't end there. We always have Neve consoles of differing vintages in stock and can discuss your requirements from a basis of years of knowledge in using, installing and servicing Neve consoles.
Whether you're looking for a few classic modules, a summing mixer or a fully blown 8078 or VR recording console, we are the specialists. Although service will always be our prime concern, our prices are acknowledged as being the most competitive in the UK as hundreds or regular customers will confirm.
Enough of the blather. If Neve''s your bag, call and speak to Mark.
The Neve 33609/N is a dual-mono/stereo compressor and limiter with hand wired transformers and gain reduction...