Handcrafted and completely hand-wired by Neve's dedicated professionals in Burnley, England, the modern-day 1073 is produced to the exact specifications of the original modules. Considerable resources have been devoted to the acquisition of the original components to ensure the sound remains true.
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The Class A design 1073 microphone preamplifier features 3 bands of EQ, with one fixed high frequency band, two switchable bands with cut and boost capability, and a high pass filter. All Neve channel amplifiers are designed to accept signals from a wide range of microphone and line sources.
The Neve 1073 mic pre and EQ combination adds warmth and depth to recordings, brings out subtle ambience, maintains spatial positioning, and more effectively captures a precise image. That's why the 1073 mic preamp is considered by many to be the very essence of the Neve sound.
Features And Specs
Launched in 1970, the 1073 is the first choice of leading producers and artists, delivering the unique Neve sound on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years.
Classic transformer microphone preamp amp (Class A design)
3 EQ bands
Hand-built and hand-wired to original 1970s design
Neve designed hand-wound transformers
Both inputs are transformer balanced and earth free
Microphone Input: Gain +80db to +20dB in 5dB steps.
Line Input: Input impedance 10k ohms, gain +20dB to -10dB in 5dB steps.
Output: Maximum output is >+26dBu into 600?.
Output is transformer balanced and earth free
Distortion: Not more than 0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz at +20dBu output
(80kHz bandwidth) into 600?.
Freq Response: ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz, -3dB at 40kHz. EQ Out.