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Neve 1053 Mic Pre/3 Band EQ (Used) – No Longer Available

Rare early Neve with germanium transistors

Product Description

Very rare early Neve discrete mic pre with germanium transistors.

"The channel amplifier module type 1053 is designed to raise signals from a microphone or any other source to 0 dBm. A wide range of input impedance is available by means of plug in transformers. the amplifier incorporates a sensitivity switch variable in 10 dB steps enabling signals between -80 dBm and 0 dBm to be accepted. at -20 dBm sensitivity a second unbalanced input is selected for connection to an external line transformer. A switched high pass filter, comprehensive H.F. and L.F. corrections and presence filters are provided."

Front Panel Controls:

  • Sensitivity: Rotary switch giving 10 positions from 0 to -80 dBm (Ref. 600 ohms)
  • High Frequency; continuously variable boost and cut
  • Low frequency selection: 20 - 45 - 70 - 160 - 360 Hz
  • Low frequency amplitude control
  • Presence frequency selection: .7 - 1.2 - 2.4 - 3.8 - 7.0 k Hz
  • Presence amplitude control
  • Hi pass filter: 35 - 60 - 100 - 220 Hz

Serviced/recapped. All pots, switches and card connector edges cleaned. Any faults corrected. Our servicing is regarded as the best in the industry worldwide !

Stereo matching is available. Also, a pair can be VK racked in our 2 channel, 3u chassis or a single can be racked in our 2u, single channel chassis. VK Racks are expertly crafted, coming with 48v, output attenuation pots, XLR i/o's, internal and selectable 110v/220v PSU and 2 year warranty.

Product Specifications

Condition Used / Vintage
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Channels Single-Channel
Chassis Neve-Type
Module Type 1073 / 1084 / 1066 / 1076 / 1079
Direct Input No
Digital I/O No

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