British electronics engineer Rupert Neve went into business in the 1960s building recording consoles, and nearly immediately changed the history of recorded music. Promptly sought out by the BBC, Neve’s equipment is revered for its top-quality transformers in the signal path and its all-discrete Class A design. Designs like the 1073 have become world-famous for their rich, warm sound and their versatile, smooth EQ section. Need proof? Just take a glance at how many companies have recreated this timeless design. Neve consoles can be heard on countless albums, both classic and modern: Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, and many more.