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Rupert Neve Designs is proud to announce the Newton Channel, a powerful modern channel strip born from a legendary sonic lineage. Its intuitive design provides classic sound on demand, with all the instantly-recognizable character, musical tone-shaping abilities, and proven reliability that define a Rupert Neve Designs product. Equally well-suited for a project studio, voiceover setup, large-scale commercial facility or live sound rig, the Newton gives more engineers, producers, and artists a chance to join the RND family than ever before.


The name originates with Rupert’s birthplace – Newton Abbot, England – and reflects the sonic journeys of his life: from Newton Abbot to Wimberley, vintage to modern, and everything in between. The Newton includes a fully Class-A mic preamp with a sweepable high-pass filter, a musical 3-band discrete EQ section with LF & HF shelves and a fully parametric mid band, a fast & flexible VCA compressor, and custom Rupert Neve Designs transformer-coupled outputs with RND’s beloved harmonic color stage: variable Silk Red & Blue.

The Newton’s input stage accepts both mic and line level signals, the compressor’s action can be linked with a second Newton, and 31-position detented controls are used throughout. This makes the Newton ideal not just for tracking, but also for stereo bus processing when paired with a second unit. The compressor can be placed pre or post EQ, and both the EQ and compressor can be fully bypassed via switches on the front panel.


Like many other recent Rupert Neve Designs products, the Newton Channel also offers both Main and -6dB Outputs, the latter enabling engineers to fully drive the Newton in order to achieve more transformer harmonics without clipping the next device in the chain. Coupled with variable Silk Red and Blue modes to enhance musically relevant harmonic content across two different frequency ranges, the Newton offers a wide variety of sonic coloration possibilities ranging from clean & transparent to over-the-top vintage tones.



At the end of the Newton’s signal path is the unique & highly coveted variable Silk circuit, providing the power & control to amplify 2nd and 3rd order harmonics by saturating our custom Rupert Neve Designs output transformers for a vintage tonality. From a subtle transformer tonality without Silk, to significantly more color than vintage modules with the Silk / Texture circuit fully pushed, the Newton’s output stage can fill out tracks with enhanced power and sparkle.

NEVE Newton Channel: Mic Pre + EQ + Compressor with Silk

SKU: 5034

Note: All measurements typical; all measurements recorded using 25ft. XLR output cables

Input Impedance: 8900 Ohms

Input to Line Output (No Features Engaged, Un-weighted)
Maximum Input Level: +23.6dBu

Noise (Un-weighted)
Line Out (Unity Gain): -102dBu
-6dB Line Out (Unity Gain): -107dBu
Line Out (+30dB Gain): -95dBu
Equivalent Input Noise @ +30dB Gain (EIN): -125dBu

Maximum Output Level @ 1kHz: +23.6dBu

Frequency Response
<10Hz to 30kHz: +/- 0.1dB
<5Hz to 70kHz: +/- 0.25dB
<5Hz to 140kHz: -3dB

THD+N, BW (<10Hz to 22kHz)
0dBu at 1 kHz: 0.0013%
+20dBu at 1 kHz: 0.0007%

Input to Line Output (Equalizer Engaged)
Noise (BW <10Hz to 22kHz): -90dBu
THD+N @ 0dBu (EQ Flat): 0.003%

Input to Line Output (Compressor Engaged)
Noise @ 0dB Make-Up Gain (BW <10Hz to 22kHz): -91dBu
THD+N @ 0dBu (EQ Flat): 0.005%

Compressor Section
Attack Time: 20mS (fixed)
Release Time: Variable; 50mS (Fast) to 500mS (Slow)

19” (48.3 cm) x 8.125” (20.63 cm) x 1.75” (4.5 cm)

24” (61 cm) x 13” (33 cm) x 4” (10.2 cm)

9 lbs. (4.1 kg)

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