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Rupert Neve Designs | 5060 CENTERPIECE 24 x 2 Desktop Mixer

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24 x 2 Desktop Mixer

The class-A analog heart of your 21st-century studio.

Sized for your desktop, the 5060 puts the tonality and center section features of Rupert’s flagship 5088 console at your fingertips, cementing outboard together with serious custom transformers, flexible monitoring, DAW transport controls, and the raw power of a Rupert Neve-designed 24×2 mix-buss.

“The glue that holds my mixes together.”

Define Your Tone.

With custom transformers, a class-A mix buss and variable Silk Red & Blue, the 5060 can provide a wide range of tonal flavors. Drive the mix buss hard and crank the Texture knob for a rich, saturated, vintage vibe – or disengage Silk entirely for clear, wide-open sonic beauty.

The Silk circuit reduces the negative feedback on the output transformer, adding harmonic content as the Texture is increased. Silk Red mode adds a sparkle & sheen to your mixes by accentuating the saturation in the high mids and highs, while Silk Blue amplifies saturation in the lows and low mids to add unparalelled weight & punch.

With Silk engaged, the 5060’s distortion characteristics and harmonic content are very reminiscent of many of Rupert’s class-A vintage designs – but here, these characteristics are fully variable. These controls add an unparalleled range of tonal options to the 5060, and open up a whole new world of sonic exploration.


Define Your Workflow.

With a modular, hybrid analog/digital mix system built around the 5060, you can outfit your studio with exactly what you need – and nothing that you don’t.

Utilizing modern DAW control technologies, the 5060 seamlessly integrates stem outputs from the DAW with the rest of your control room, sums the final mix, and provides 2-track outputs, source selection, and up to three speaker feed outputs from the monitor section.

Used in conjunction with Rupert Neve Designs’ other summing products and outboard equipment, the 5060 Centerpiece forms the core of a scalable analog system. In this arrangement, additional summing mixers provide expandable channel counts and aux routing capabilities, Shelford modules provide preamplification, EQ, and dynamics, and the Centerpiece unites it all. The 5060 brings your dreams of a seamless hybrid workflow to reality.

The New Analog Standard.

While digital technologies come and go, the modular, class-A analog designs Rupert created decades ago have been proven to stand the test of time. Instead of merely cloning these “classics”, Rupert’s team of engineers have crafted new designs – built on the same key principles – that take sonic performance, flexibility, and ergonomics to new heights.

These designs embody the high voltage, class-A, discrete and transformer-coupled architectures found in the 5088 console, which represent a culmination of Rupert’s vast analog circuitry knowledge. With the 5060 Centerpiece, the primary aim is to deliver the extraordinary quality of the 5088 in a compact, modular framework.

With exceptional fidelity, an abundance of interconnectivity and the tonal versatility of Silk, the 5060 is the ideal core of the sound-conscious modern studio.

Stereo Input Channels 1-8
A professional grade 100mm fader determines the level of stereo input channels 1-8, with up to +10dB of additional line gain. Channels 1-8 can be either stereo or center-panned mono (via switches on the rear panel), and have both mute switches and inserts. The insert send of channels 1-2, and 3-4 has optional talkback assignment for use when feeding channels 1-8 through the 5060 to multichannel cue systems. The insert sends on channels 1-8 may also be used as a pre-fader send to a multi-track recorder.

Stereo Inputs Channels 9-24
Eight active stereo inputs with rotary faders for stem and aux inputs.

Stereo Buss Master
A 100mm stereo fader provides level control for the master stereo buss, outputting to both the stereo buss monitor signal and the stereo master output. For adding compression and EQ to the mix buss, there is also a transformer-coupled insert engaged by the Insert switch.

Texture & Silk Red / Blue
Continuously variable Texture controls with Silk Red and Silk Blue modes allow the engineer to fine-tune the harmonic ratio and tonality of the 5060’s outputs – or to leave each mix pristine and uncolored. The Silk Red mode accentuates the transformer saturation in the highs and high-mid frequencies to add a “sparkle” to the mix, while Silk Blue accentuates the saturation of the lows and low-mid frequencies to add thickness and density – especially useful for dry, somewhat anemic mixes.

The included talkback mic is activated by depressing the Talkback switch. The Talkback has level control, a direct out, and assignment to insert sends 1-2 & 3-4. When the talkback switch is depressed, the speaker output levels are lowered according to the setting of the Dim control. A talkback remote may also be plugged into the ¼” talkback remote input on the back of the 5060.

Transport Controls
Standard transport functions in DAWs including play, stop, record, fast-forward, rewind, loop, shuttle / jog and marker drop are controlled through MIDI or USB interconnection.

Monitor Source
Selects the monitor source from between the stereo buss and three external monitor inputs.

Monitor Select
Selects which speaker output is active. By holding the Mon 3 button, the Mon 3 outs will “latch” on, allowing both Mon 1 & 2 to be used with subwoofers or speakers in the cutting room.

Headphone Amplifier
A class-A reference-grade headphone amplifier with headphone level control. The headphone signal follows the selection of the monitor select.

Monitor Level
A precision 21-step attenuator provides highly accurate left/right stereo tracking, perfect repeatability, and determines the level of the monitor output.

VU meters display the RMS signal level of the selected monitor source, and the peak indicator illuminates red when the peak threshold has been exceeded.

Engaged when either the Dim or Talkback switch is depressed, Dim reduces the monitor volume between -6dB and -30dB.


Channels 1 - 8, fader at 0dB: greater than +26 dBu
Channels 9 - 24, level trim at 0dB: greater than +22 dBu

Unless otherwise specified, frequency is 1 kHz.

Any combination of inputs: greater than +27 dBu

Channels 1 - 8, fader at unity, BW <10 Hz – 80 kHz
+20 dBu, 20 Hz: 0.03%
+20 dBu, 2 kHz: 0.003%
+20 dBu, 20 kHz: 0.02%

Channels 9 - 24, trim at unity, BW <10 Hz - 80 kHz
+20 dBu, 20 Hz: 0.03%
+20 dBu, 2 kHz: 0.004%
+20 dBu, 20 kHz: 0.02%

NOISE (BW 22 Hz - 22 kHz) 
Channels 1 - 24 at unity: Better than -90 dBV 
Channels 9 - 24 at unity, 1-8 muted: Better than -100 dBV

Channel to Channel: better than 60 dB

1 kHz input to channel 1, 0 dBu fader at unity: -70 dBu

10 Hz to 120 kHz: +/- 0.25 dB

+4 dBu, CCIF/DFD: Better than 0.0008%


SILK BLUE / SILK RED (Texture control at maximum)

+20 dBu in, 20 Hz: Up to 5%
+20 dBu in, 200 Hz: Up to 0.2%


1 kHz: +25 dBu

+20 dBu, 20 Hz: Better than 0.03%
+20 dBu, 2 kHz: Better than 0.02%
+20 dBu, 20 kHz: Better than 0.02%

Monitor and Line Outputs: 3K Ohms


Greater than +20 dBu, unloaded

2 kHz into 68 Ohms, 16 dBu output: Better than 0.02%
From 22 Hz – 22 kHz: Better than -85 dBV

MINIMUM LOAD (headphone out)
16 Ohms recommended

Engage Threshold: +22 dBu

AC Mains, 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60Hz: 110 Watts Max
Fuses: not user accessible, internal on power supplies

18.5″ W x 12.5″ D x 5.75″ high in the back (3.5″ in the front)




OPERATING HUMIDITY RANGE: 10% to 95% Non-Condensing


What’s the sonic difference between the 5057, 5059 and 5060?

The summing architecture is essentially the same between all three of our Summing Family mixers. They each have different feature sets to address different needs, but sonically they’re all nearly identical. The main exception would be the secondary -6dB output on the 5057, which reduces the likelihood of clipping the next device in the chain when driving the unit very hard, and thus may allow for greater potential harmonic saturation.

How do I attach a subwoofer to the monitor output?

A subwoofer can be connected to the MON 3 outputs, which can be latched by holding the MON 3 switch for 3 seconds. Alternatively, for stereo subwoofers you could also use “Y” cord outputs from the monitors that you wish to pair with the subwoofer.

When I hit the Mono button on an input, only the first track of the pair works. Is that normal?

Yes, this is normal. Mono switches on the 5060 center-pan the first track of the pair (e.g. 1, 3, 5, or 7), and mute the second track of the pair (2, 4, 6, or 8).

Note: this is different from how the mono switches operate on the 5057 Orbit, which instead center-pans and sums the track pairs together (1+2, 3+4, etc).

How do I record the mix off my summing mixer?

Generally people record the mix output into a stereo input in their DAW, but you can also record to an external tape machine or other “2-track” destination.

I see the red peak LEDs flashing periodically during mixdown, and my meters are really pegged. Is this bad?

Not necessarily. We’ve been conditioned to see red peak lights as meaning “bad” – but remember, this is analog, not digital. Oftentimes, the “glued-together” sound we’re looking for from an analog mix buss comes from overdriving the output stage, and this may mean some peaks here and there. Just like with a real analog mixing console, use your ears to tell you when you’re hitting the mix too hard.

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