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Neve 1073 Mic Pre/3 Band EQ (Vintage) – No Longer Available

Classic, discrete 3 band EQ/Pre, with hi pass filter

Product Description

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. Known for it's fat and pillowy low end, with the perfect midrange points and sweet 12k top end, 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 pre to this day.

EQ controls are:

  • Fixed 12 kHz high-shelf
  • Highpass filter at four frequencies (50-80-160-300 Hz)
  • Low EQ at four frequencies (35-60-110-220 Hz)
  • Hi-mid EQ at six frequencies (360-700 Hz - 1.6-3.2-4.8-7.2 KHz)


Also includes 30 dB of range for line gain or 60 dB for mic gain, phase reverse, and EQ bypass

Serviced unit. 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.

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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