Black Friday The Best Deals of the Year Start Now!
0% Up To 48 Months on Over 110 of Our Best Brands Limited time
Looking for something that will be a similar fit in your studio? Contact us, chat with us, or call us at 888.653.1184.

BAE 1073MP Dual Mic Preamp w/ PSU #2188 (Used)

2-channel mic preamplifier w/ PSU

Product Description

After building the 1272 for many years, we were constantly asked to rack the units in an enclosed chassis. When we finally came around to it, we opened up the possibility of adding certain features like a phase button etc. After that we then tweaked the circuit to make the gain more like a 1073. As this was perfected, we saw the unit become far removed from a 1272 and more like a 1073 minus eq. Hence BAE (formerly Brent Averill Enterprises) 1073MP (mic pre).

  1. Phase reverse button
  2. Impedance select between 1200 and 300 ohms
  3. Direct input switch
  4. Balanced line input
  5. 48v phantom power
  6. Same 283 amp card as 1073
  7. Same transformers as the 1073
  8. Same hand-wired modular construction that BAE is known for


Features:

  • Two Class A preamps with direct inputs in a single rack space with a power supply
  • High Impedance direct input for guitar and synthesizer
  • Output level control serves as gain trim between the 5 dB steps on gain switch
  • 70 db's of gain
  • Balanced mic input and balanced +4 dB output are on XLR connectors on the rear of the module.
  • Similar Class A preamp as Neve™* 1073 equalizer/preamp modules
  • Pad is an integral part of the gain switch same as Neve™* 1073 equalizer/preamp modules
  • Oversize remote power supply can operate up to four channels of preamp
  • One-year warranty
  • 10 day satisfaction guarantee


The 1073MP preamp yields a really fat sound. It seems to add subharmonics to the low end which makes the bottom end sound huge. It smoothes the top end, giving the highs a silky sheen. The BAE 1073 slightly compresses transients, as well. It is a smooth, fat, larger than life sound. An added bonus is to use the front-panel DI inputs to fatten samples and synths and instruments. Balanced line-level inputs on the rear allow for fattening and punching up entire mixes, or in a signal chain with other +4 gear.

Set the gain knob (red Marconi) around 20 on the dial and set the output (gray knob) fully clockwise. This gives you the highest headroom and cleanest signal path. Every click is in 5db increments so if one click is too hot, attenuate the output to get in between the 5db steps.

Another trick people like to do is to put the final mix through the direct inputs on the front to get that harmonic distortion. To get even more of that Class A output stage is to come out of channel 1 and into channel 2 then you have an accumulative effect of that classic output stage.

* Neve is a trademark or registered trademark of AMS-Neve LTD and BAE is not affiliated with such entity.

Product Specifications

ConditionUsed / Vintage
Tube or Solid StateSolid State
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces1u

Product Reviews

No one has written a review yet. Be the first!

* Required Fields

Share Your Opinion

The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the BAE 1073MP Dual Mic Preamp w/ PSU #2188 (Used) . Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

How do you rate this product?
I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
James P.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
James O.