Russ Andrews and Rupert Neve Designs wow record producer

posted on Tuesday, 26th June 2018 by David Slater

Hi-fi  High-end  High Res Audio 


Record producer and engineer Chris Kimsey has been signed as an endorsee of Russ Andrews and Rupert Neve Designs, and now uses the Rupert Neve RNHP headphone amplifier and Russ Andrews ‘The Supplier’ power supply, YellO Power mains cables and Kimber Axios headphone cable, for mixing and mastering work.

Kimsey has been in the recording industry for over 45 years and has a client roster like few others. He was an engineer on Led Zeppelin III in 1970 and Sticky Fingers from The Rolling Stones in 1971. Since then he has worked in the capacity of engineer, assistant producer and producer on 15 Rolling Stones releases over 25 years (including Some Girls, Steel Wheels and Forty Licks) and also produced for Emerson Lake & Palmer (Brain Salad Surgery); Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive); The Cult (Dreamtime); Marillion (Misplaced Childhood); Duran Duran (Liberty); Tom Jones (Gimme Shelter); INXS (Full Moon Dirty Hearts); Deacon Blue (Our Town); plus Elton John, Ray Davies and Phil Collins.

Kimsey started his career at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, and now has returned there to oversee the rebuilding of the studio under its new ownership. He is also responsible for the Dolby Atmos sound installation in the Olympic Studios boutique cinema complex.

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Having enjoyed working with Rupert Neve analogue mixing consoles, he leapt at the opportunity to try out the Rupert Neve RNHP headphone amplifier, distributed by Russ Andrews.

“I certainly was not disappointed. Given Rupert’s reputation I have to admit that expectations were high but even so, I really didn’t expect it to be this good. I absolutely love the Neve headphone amp! I have already mastered three EPs and mixed an album. It goes without saying that in my job you need to be confident in what you’re listening to and the way the RNHP manages to present the music so accurately, in such a natural way, is very impressive indeed. I cannot work without it now!”

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Building on his reaction, Russ Andrews then provided an external power supply, ‘The Supplier’, a YellO Power mains cable and the Kimber Kable Axios headphone cable.

“You know how much I already rated this amp and adding the Supplier, the YellO and the Axios cable has just made it better. It’s lifted the performance of the Neve right across the board so that it’s giving a lot more of what it was already doing. I couldn’t be happier!”

The RNHP is designed by Rupert Neve, a legend in the world of professional studio equipment. He designed and manufactured mixing consoles for some of the biggest names in the recording business, including George Martin and AIR Studios. The headphone amplifier has been designed for use in studios and homes for tracking, mixing and listening to music. Based on the headphone circuit in the company’s 5060 Centerpiece Desktop Mixer, the RHNP is a dedicated reference-quality headphone amplifier. It sells for £469.

The Supplier is available for £449, 1m YellO Power for £60 and Kimber Axios from £698 for 1.2m.

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“We are truly delighted to welcome Chris Kimsey as an endorsee,” says John Armer, managing director of Russ Andrew. “It is extremely gratifying to hear his incredibly enthusiastic reaction to the products and how they are helping him in his professional life.” He adds, “For our audiophile customers, the RNHP, ‘The Supplier’, YellO Power and Kimber Axios combination provide a fantastic opportunity to experience their music sounding as good as it does for one of the biggest names in the music industry.”

David Slater

David Slater started his writing career with SVI writing a popular column, he has also guested on publications like Home Cinema Choice and
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