Rupert Neve Designs has announced an update to its lineup of summing products — the 5059 Satellite 16 x 2+2 summing mixer and 5060 Centerpiece 24 x 2 desktop mixer are now being produced in the company’s “Shelford Blue” color, originally debuted with the Shelford Series and flagship 5088 console.
“When Mr. Rupert Neve developed the original 1073, 2254, and other legendary early designs, he lived in a small English village named Little Shelford,” says Chris Dauray, Brand Manager for Rupert Neve Designs. “As initial production of these early modules began, the Royal Air Force happened to have a surplus of paint intended for their airplanes: ‘RAF Blue Grey’. This abundant & affordable airplane paint was chosen purely for cost reasons at the time, and thus a legendary color scheme was unintentionally born. Just as Rupert Neve Designs products preserve the sonic history of Rupert’s creations throughout the years, the Shelford faceplates are a nod to the visual style from that early era.”
The updated Satellite and Centerpiece from retain the same characteristics of the originalmodels but with the updated Shelford color scheme. The updated 5059 Satellite and 5060 Centerpiece will begin shipping worldwide in February 2021 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $3,999 USD and $7,999 USD, respectively.