Sunday, 27 June 2010

Today on the Bay: Neve 5316

Here's a beautiful 53 series, basically the broadcast version on the 80 series, this time with 31 [it was a custom fit for a specific location] 33114b modules. Class AB 70's discrete technology!

Seller is in NJ USA [] and wants £43k ono:

This is an all original (31) channel 5316 neve console. The console has been fully refurbished. Every single electrolytic capacitor, in the entire console, was replaced w/ 105deg C panasonic or equivalent. The console is cosmetically clean. Additional features include the faders cleaned, newly manufactured scribble strips, brand new audio accessories nickel plated remote patch bays w/ existing wiring for 24 input/32 output DAW(d-subs). There is also a 50ft snake to a 24 input mic box normalled through bay into 1-24 mic inputs. The full patch bay layout is available in the picture above. The input channels are 33114B. There are (29) 33114Bs loaded. there is room for 2 more plus 2 compressors above the direct inputs on the right. The direct input right of channel 31 is great for pro tools users when tracking for monitoring. The console has 8 busses and (2) stereo busses, the standard mix buss + a clean feed. This board originally was used in a network broadcasting truck and has extensive comm system. It is referred to as custom because of the frame size of 31 which was made to fit a specific truck size. Every circuit path has been tested, calibrated and certified working. the original manual as well as spares are available. The console also comes w/ a powder coated custom stand on casters, pictured above. There are a few knob caps missing in the photo, but they all exist. We were in the process of gluing them on when this photo was taken. There is additional room on the patch bay for outboard equipment. The snake to the remote patch bay is roughly 12-15ft long. This is a true gem. The console is roughly 6ft in length.The EQ freq select switches and gain pots are crystal clean. The overall condition of the console is A+

1 comment:

  1. I look at this console and ponder? Looks very familiar to me. It's indicated it came off of a European location production truck and that's why the frame only has 31 modules? Funny enough, the one I use at NBC-TV, DC, was a 32 input mainframe, just like this one, short loaded with only 31 modules. NBC felt they didn't need 32 LOL. NBC thought I was going to buy this one but instead, I opted for the older one that was all discrete transistor. This was an IC chip version and I didn't want that. Even though it had 7 more 33114's to my 3115's. Slightly more limited EQ but a sweeter sound than the IC chip version. And even funnier, whoever did purchase that console from Control F, Mr. getting one of the I/O modules and the complete manual. Which was given to me in my purchase of the custom 5000 series consoles, from both Control A & B, serial numbers 3868 and 3869. Both of which I was going to chop together to make one big sucker. That never came to pass. 3868 now lives happily at Fabrice Dupont's, FLUX STUDIOS, NYC, in the lower East Village. And is he ever loving it after replacing his Neve 55 series. That POS. Built by Siemens and not Rupert. So mine is the real deal and now so is his.