AMS Neve 1073LB Mono Mic Preamp Module - 500 Series

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$995
AMS Neve 1073LB Mono Mic Preamp Module

Popularly used by artists and producers since the '70s, the original Neve 1073 module is widely considered as an industry standard when it comes to mic preamps. And to this day, many manufacturers still try to mimic its sound, like the Golden Age Pre-73 which is on our recommended list.

The AMS Neve 1073lb is a modern recreation of the preamps of that iconic console, repacked into a compact form factor to meet the space requirements of today's producers and musicians.

It comes with the same components. circuit design and hand-wound transformers that the original had, making it as close as possible to the original - only more portable and reliable.

Features

  • Channels: 1
  • Mic Preamps: Neve 1073 Preamp Class A Preamp with Neve Marinair transformers
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
  • Input Connectors: 1 x Combo XLR-1/4"
  • Controls: Knobs: Gain, Trim | Buttons: Phase, Impedance and Front Input selector
  • Dimensions: 1.5" x 5.25" x 5.75"
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs.

Pro

Users and experts alike are impressed with how faithful the AMS Neve 1073LB is to the original release. Experts commend it for its solid build and sound quality, even those who actually own the original 1073 console find this modern recreation to be really good. Nic Hard of Sonic Scoop alludes to this in his review saying: "I would happily track an entire record using the 1073 LB feeling certain that I would get a damn good result."

Cons

Not many complaints with this one other than a few who had shipping issues.

Overall

Own a piece of history with this expert approved modern reproduction of the venerable Neve 1073 preamp.

You might also like to see our recommended list in The Best Microphone Preamps - All Prices up to $1000.

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