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Neve 8051

5.1 Surround Compressor / Limiter

BSW PART: 8051

The Neve 8051 is a hand-built analog compressor offering six transformer balanced audio paths, complemented by two side chains and a key input. Based on six 2254 compression circuits (using the same feedback topology as the legendary 33609 stereo compressor), the 8051 delivers the famous Neve sound in spades. Flexible side chain routing, trimming and filtering make this a powerful and responsive tool for surround mixing and mastering.

Each channel can be controlled from either Side Chain A or Side Chain B, and the six signal paths can be split between the two side chains in any format. Each audio channel can be routed to either or both side chains; for example the Centre channel in a 5.1 mix may be compressed using Side Chain A but also input to Side Chain B to control compression of the Surround Channels.

The 8051's extremely smooth compression remains transparent even at extreme settings. This analog sound quality, together with ease of use, incredible flexibility and total user control, has made the 8051 one of the world's most desirable units for surround mixing and mastering. It is available as a standalone unit or can be fitted to Neve 88RS series consoles.

Neve 8051 Features:
• Hand-built, hand-wired analog compressor for Surround mixing
• Six transformer-balanced audio paths
• Ideal surround broadcast or mastering compressor
• Side Chain control trims and Side Chain A/B bias control
• High and low pass filter
• Electronically balanced key input and LFE filter inputs
• All other inputs transformer-balanced with 3.6kOhms input impedances
• All outputs electronically balanced, post output transformers
• Maximum output: +26dBu into 600 Ohms
• Control Voltage I/O provided for linking multiple units, or linking to 33609
• EIN (20kHz band): <-78dBu
• THD+N (for 20dBu input @ 1kHz): <0.03%
• Maximum Output Level: >26dBu into 600 ohms
• Interchannel Crosstalk: <-80dB at 15kHz
• Frequency Response ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz

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