The BAE 1073 is as authentic as you can get to the original, featuring the same chassis, connectors, PCB layouts, and circuitry. BAE goes above and beyond by using the same Carnhill/St Ives transformers, Elma switches, and Canford wire. The entire module is engineered exactly the same way, which allows it to easily retrofit into Neve 80 series consoles. BAE makes several versions of the 1073, including rackmount, 500 series, or Neve module format. The rackmount format is equipped with an output level control and high impedance line/instrument DI, plus a selectable mic impedance of 300 or 1200 ohms.
You’ll come across multiple models based on the 1073, but there are some subtle differences from the core model. The 1073MP, for instance, has the same great sound as the standard 1073 without any EQ parameters, a more suitable solution for those in need of an incredible preamp without the additional bells. If you’re looking for a portable desktop option, check out the 1073DMP, which features the same preamp and same Carnhill/St Ives transformers as the 1073 and 1084, along with a Jensen DI. Rest assured, BAE likely has the perfect 1073 variant to complement your workflow.