Rupert Neve Designs MBC Master Buss Converter

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Dual-path AD converter and limiter with variable Silk texture.

At a glance

  • Selectable Analog Drive Paths
  • Transformer Path with Silk / Texture
  • Class-A Transformerless Path
  • Active Compound Release Analog Limiting
  • 24-bit/192kHz Reference Conversion
  • Multi-Standard Connectivity
  • Precision Clocking

The Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Converter is a dual-path AD converter and limiter with variable Silk texture.

The Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Converter combines Rupert Neve’s expertise in analogue circuit design with the digital converter technologies originally found in the RMP-D8 to create the highest level of recording, mixing or mastering.

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Dual-Path Analogue Circuit

The analogue circuit features a unique dual path, using either a Class A transformerless path for maximum transparency or a custom inter-stage audio transformers path with Silk controls for additional tonal enhancements.

The Class-A transformerless circuit has been carefully designed to provide a stunning sense of clarity, detail and vibrance with none of the thin characteristics and lack of punch attributed to most transformerless designs.

Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Converter Dual Analogue Path

The second path offers a bolder and powerful sound thanks to its custom-design inter-stage transformer. The new transformer has been carefully designed to ensure the desired harmonic content at levels appropriate for the converter stage adding all the colours required with none of the clipping. 

Furthermore, the variable Silk circuit adds further colouration inspired by vintage designs. It boasts its standard dual-mode (Red/Blue) which shift the harmonics into the low band (Blue) or the mid/high-frequencies (red). 

With a choice between detail and clarity or more coloured to vintage tones, the Master Bus Converter delivers a wide range of tones that will suit all applications.

Compound Active Release Analogue Limiter

The MBC also includes a stereo limiter which is designed to provide better performance and musicality than limiter plug-ins but also working as a safety net while tracking or live performance and broadcast.

Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Converter Limiter

The limiter uses a refined version of Rupert Neve’s active release technology which ensures superior accuracy and musicality. The limiter manages to remain transparent and push the level of the audio source without sacrifice. 

The limiter also includes additional controls including a Side-chain HPF ranging sweeping between 20Hz to 250Hz, minimising Low-Frequency interaction. The Threshold controls the maximum level of the digital signal ensuring that the limiter works before that, while the variable release time changes the response characteristics to suit the different source material. If more levels into the limiters are desired, a Class-A Line amplification stage offers an additional 20dB of super-clean gain. 

The Limiter works as dual mono or stereo linked via the Link switch.

A Mastering Converter

Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Converter Sample RateThe MBC’s 24-bit/192kHz takes the conversion technology found on the RMP-D8 to the next step. The result of years of research and extensive listening tests, the new converter offers improved internal clocking for reduced phase noise and increased jitter rejection. It captures your music with a superior level of accuracy, translating in incredible clarity and detail.

This powerful AD converter comes equipped with AES, S/PDIF and TOSlink connectors which can be used simultaneously for multiple destinations. The internal word clock provides extremely accurate performance ensuring your MBC can be used as a high-end master clock to the entire system. The World clock input provides for external syncing to an external master clock if required.

Four standard reference levels ranging between -14dBFS to -20dBFS provide seamless integration with multi-channel conversion environment, matching the levels found on other converters. Relay-controlled stepped attenuation and high-precision resistors ensure a high level of accuracy to match the required standard reference levels.

Rupert Neve Designs Master Buss Converter Outputs

Ultra-precise Metering

Finally, the Master Bus Converter includes a pair of 22-segment meters providing extreme level metering precision of the converter’s input stage. This brand new LED metering design delivers the highest resolution ever found in Rupert Neve Designs equipment.

Rupert Neve Desgins Master Buss Converter Meters

The Limiter section also includes an 8-segment gain reduction meter to show gain reduction with superior accuracy. A Peak Hold option also allows for 1-second or 3-second hold if required.

More Information
Short DescriptionDual-path AD converter and limiter with variable Silk texture.
AT A GLANCE
  • Selectable Analog Drive Paths
  • Transformer Path with Silk / Texture
  • Class-A Transformerless Path
  • Active Compound Release Analog Limiting
  • 24-bit/192kHz Reference Conversion
  • Multi-Standard Connectivity
  • Precision Clocking
Demo in StoreNo
ManufacturerRupert Neve Designs
Channel CountDual Channel
A to D Number of Channels2
D to A Number of ChannelsN/A
Sample Rateup to 192kHz
Bit Depth24-bit
Analogue Inputs2
Analogue Outputs0
Digital Inputs0
Digital Outputs1 AES, 1 S/PDIF, 1 TOSLINK
Expansion SlotsN/A
Other I/OWord Clock I/O
Rack Units1
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