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Portico 511 mic pre
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:54:08 AM »
Hi, has anyone ever used the Portico 511 for concert recording (rock type stuff)?  I know it's single channel, so you'd need two of them.  But even buying two is about half of what a 5012 costs ($1090 versus $1725).  Any opinions?

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Re: Portico 511 mic pre
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 12:00:21 PM »
Am I reading right that it needs 16V? Seems bit tough to power in the field
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Re: Portico 511 mic pre
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 02:25:43 PM »
Don't you need a API 500 Series Lunchbox or compatible to run the 500 series modules?  I think that is why the 5012 (standalone) cost more.
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Re: Portico 511 mic pre
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 05:41:46 PM »
Don't you need a API 500 Series Lunchbox or compatible to run the 500 series modules?  I think that is why the 5012 (standalone) cost more.

Yes you need a 500 series rack w/ appropriate PS

Most PS's are AC only

The 500 series chAssis provides your XLR connectors and power (typically including -15/+15 and +48v)

Grace also makes 500 series pre's
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Re: Portico 511 mic pre
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 05:58:00 PM »
Go Team Pile On:

Yeah, you need a lunchbox or similar chassis and most/all of those are AC. I've thought about doing this before with the Neve or Great River stuff but it never materialized due to that.

Am I reading right that it needs 16V? Seems bit tough to power in the field

Depends. I used to think so too until I ran a sonosax which worked best the more you fed it (up to 24v). Granted, some things like that hsp82 which require 9-16 is tough because of the amperage. I don't know what you'd need in terms of running a 500 series module, but I bet it's not power efficient.
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Re: Portico 511 mic pre
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 07:36:46 PM »
Thanks for the knowledge...if you need the chassis then it would be somewhat difficult to run in the field.  That also explains the price delta. 
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