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Neve 1073 CV Microphone Preamp/EQ - Vertical

The world's favorite mic pre/EQ, hand-wired in England and produced to the original 1970-issue specifications with matching components for uncompromising sound quality
MFR# 1073CV

Product Description

Capture the legendary sound of the world’s favorite preamp/EQwith the Neve 1073 CV. Hand-wired in England, the Neve 1073 CV uses the exact components, construction and wiring as the original design from 1970 to deliver uncompromising sound quality. From the Class A design to the finely tuned EQ bands, the Neve 1073 CV delivers the classic Neve sound with zero compromises.


Ever since its release in 1970, the Neve 1073 has been the go-to preamp for engineers, producers and musicians in search of that classic analog sound. From pop to rock to hip-hop and more, the big, punchy sound of the Neve 1073 can be heard on countless hit records over the last 50 years. Perfect for adding warmth and depth to recordings, bringing out the ambience of a recording environment, or precisely capturing the stereo imaging of a performance, the Neve 1073 CV is one of the most versatile preamps on the market.


In order to perfectly capture the legendary tone of the 1073, Neve set out to identically recreate the original design, down to the last detail. They went to great lengths to find components from the original manufacturers to meet the exact specifications of the original model. Each unit hand-wired by Neve’s dedicated professionals in Burnley, England, then put through rigorous testing to ensure the frequency response, internal noise and distortion levels all adhere to Neve’s original standards.


The Neve 1073 CV features an all Class A preamp design with three bands of EQ. The high shelf EQ is fixed at 12 kHz, and ideal for bringing acoustic recordings to life with a silky-smooth brilliance. The midband is perfect for carving out space in busy mixes and adding warmth and grit to instruments with fixed frequencies at 360 Hz, 700 Hz, 1.6 kHz, 3.2 kHZ, 4.8 kHz and 7.2 kHz. The low band is perfect for fattening up tracks with tight, punchy lows using fixed frequencies at 35 Hz, 60 Hz, 110 Hz, and 220 Hz. Clean up your low end with a dedicated high-pass filter, selectable at 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz and 300 Hz.


  • Classic transformer microphone preamp amp (Class A design)
  • 3 EQ bands
  • Hand-built and hand-wired to original 1970s design
  • Hi-pass filter
  • Neve designed hand-wound transformers
  • Both inputs are transformer balanced and earth free
  • Microphone Input: Gain +80 dB to +20 dB in 5 dB steps
  • Line Input: Input impedance 10k ohms, gain +20dB to -10dB in 5dB steps.
  • Output: Maximum output is >+26dBu into 600 ohms.
  • Output is transformer balanced and earth free
  • Distortion: Not more than 0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz at +20dBu output
  • (80 kHz bandwidth) into 600 ohms.
  • Freq Response: ±-0.5 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 40 kHz, EQ Out

The 1073 can be purchased as single or multiple units. Each 1073 module has been designed to perfectly retrofit into the 80 Series Neve Classic consoles as part of a channel strip or can be mounted in a custom rack. The available rack sizes are 3U (which accommodates 2 modules horizontally) or 5U (which accommodates 8 modules vertically).

Neve "Classic" Outboard - Genuine Neve product hand built in UK using all of the original components, nothing new in 30 years

Click here to learn more about the history of the Neve 1073.

Product Specifications

Condition New
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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This Neve channel has greatly improved the quality of my recordings. The mic preamp has a lot of punch but is also smooth at the same time. I really like the saturation you can get from overdriving the input to the mic preamp. When running something back through the line input, you can get some serious harmonic distortion by adding a few clicks of gain. Nothing beats the high shelf on the 1073, it opens any source right up. Just engaging the high pass filter seems to make everything a little clearer. Im really glad I added this to my collection.

By Bryan R. on August 15, 2017

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