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Hey guys,

Considering getting a new preamp. Always liked the Neve sound and came across the portico series.

I had heard (rumours :roll:) that one of Mr. Neve's latest singlechannel boxes would retail for about $700-800. I naturally assumed that would be the 5032, but was quite shocked to see the following:

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp/20 ... -5032.html

Does anyone know if that's a printing error? I don't see why anyone would pay the same price for one of these (which from the specs seems to have a more tweakable EQ) as the 5012 dualpre ?

I surely hope it was, but then again getting a singlechannel Neve designed channel for $700-800 was just a little too good to be true.


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Unfortunately, what you had heard is not true... :cry:

(Neve preamp for $700-800... [-o< )


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It will be quite expensive then. The retailprice of the 5012 dual channel pre is around $1650, the same as this unit introductionary price will be. That means that the retail will probably be around $2000. That unit better be darn good. That's a pretty high price for a micpre with no instrument input in a halfrack unit and to the best of my knowledge a 12 DC power input.

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