Neve 1081 CV Mic Preamp/EQ - Vertical
Microphone preamp/EQ handbuilt in the UK using original components providing remarkable sensitivity, fast and musical response to transients and inimitable Neve EQ
Designed in 1972, the Neve 1081 was originally conceived as a combined mic/line preamp and equaliser section for the Neve modular consoles. A glance through the credits on today’s platinum-selling albums reveals that these vintage consoles are still widely used to great effect, confirming the 1081’s status as a truly classic component in a recording front-end or mixing environment. Neve are still hand-building 1081 modules in Burnley, UK much the same way as the original modules, using the original components, hand-wound transformers, and time-honed construction methods.
The 1081 provides remarkable sensitivity, fast and musical response to transients, plus inimitable Neve equalization featuring effective high- and low-pass filters designed to separate unwanted signal outside the passband. This gives users a flexible tool with which to shape new sounds and control any part of the audio spectrum. The curves and slopes have been carefully tailored to enable users to exercise maximum technical and artistic skill.
Over three decades of engineers have found the 1081 an indispensable tool for recording and mixing drums, bass and percussion. As with all Neve outboard gear, users are assured the highest quality signal acquisition, thanks to uncompromising Class AB circuitry, hand-wound Neve-designed transformers, and unrivaled attention to every last component and construction detail.
- Legendary Neve microphone preamp and equalizer design (Class A)
- Hand-built and wired precisely to original 1972 specifications
- 5 switchable EQ bands
- HP and LP selectable filters (18 dB per octave)
- Separate 48V phantom power supply
- Solo button selects channel unbalanced output
- Neve-designed hand-wound transformers
- Both inputs transformer-balanced and earth free
- Microphone Input: Gain +80 dB to +10 dB in 5 dB steps
- Line Input: Gain +20 dB to -10 dB in 5 dB steps
- Output: Maximum output >+26 dBu into 600 ohms; Output impedance 75 ohms @1 kHz
- Distortion: Not more than 0.07% at +20 dBu output
- Freq Response: ±0.5 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB at 45 kHz, EQ Out
- Output noise better than -80 dB at all line levels
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Module Type||1081 / 1064|
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