Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage)

Mono mic pre/3-band EQ module
Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage) 1
Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage) 1 Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage) 2 Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage) 3 Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage) 4 Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3-Band EQ #7879/K (Vintage) 5
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The Neve 1073 is a Class A, discrete Mic Pre with 3 band EQ and hi pass filter. The classic fat and pillowy low end, with the perfect midrange points and sweet 12k top end.

EQ controls are:

  • Fixed 12 kHz high-shelf
  • High pass filter points at 50 - 80 - 160 - 300 Hz
  • Low EQ points: 35 - 60 - 110 - 220 Hz
  • Hi-mid EQ points: 360 - 700 Hz - 1.6 - 3.2 - 4.8 - 7.2 kHz
  • Separate mic and line inputs
  • Mic input attenuation from -20 to -80 dB in 5 dB increments
  • Line input attenuation from +10 to -20 dB in 5 dB increments
  • Hi/Lo impedance switch on rear of unit.
  • Phase reverse
  • EQ bypass

Unit will be recapped, with all pots, switches and card connector edges cleaned and any faulty components repaired. per module. Our servicing is regarded as the best in the industry worldwide!

Stereo matching is available. VK Racks are expertly crafted, coming with 48v, output attenuation pots, XLR I/Os, internal and selectable 110v/220v PSU.


The Neve 1073 is justifiably legendary for its beautiful and unique sound, as demonstrated by its use in so many high-end studios, on so many famous recordings. The history of the 1073 goes back forty years, to May of 1970, when one era ended and another began. On May 8, the Beatles released their final album, Let It Be, and two days later, Rupert Neve released the original 1073 microphone pre-amplifier with EQ. It remains the most desirable Class A discrete transistor mic preamp to this day.

Formed in 1961, Rupert Neve & Co. was focused from the beginning on designing and building the highest quality professional audio components. After establishing itself in the marketplace, and moving from Rupert's house to a newly built factory in Melbourn, England, Neve went on to create three of its most iconic products: the 2254 Compressor/Limiter in 1968, the 1073 Mic Pre/EQ in 1970, and the 1081 Mic Pre/EQ in 1973.

Aimed at the broadcast market, these units were found in numerous custom-built Neve consoles of the day. And because so much of their work was customized, there are many variants on the basic 2254 Compressor and 1073 Mic Preamp, including different form factors, cosmetics, components and features.

Using Class A discrete, transistor designs, meticulously hand-wired and built to last, Neve became the world standard for excellence in broadcast and recording studio consoles. From the small-format BCM10 and Melbourn mixers, to the large-format 80 Series, these consoles continue to be treasured today, while standalone modules from them can be found in the racks of the best studios all over the world.

To this day, the most important Neve products from the late 60s and early 70s are still manufactured according to the original specs. The reason is obvious - no other gear has that ‘Neve sound’, and there is no substitute for the real thing.

Click here to learn more about the history of the Neve 1073, 1066, and 1084 microphone preamplifiers.


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