The 1084 delivers an incredibly fat, smooth sound, building on the basic design of the world-famous 1073, but offering a significantly different palette of frequency selections. The 1084 also allows the user to choose between narrow or wide Q settings.
Three EQ bands provide selectable frequency, cut/boost capability, and a High Q Presence switch on the mid-frequency band. The high pass filter can be switched between 45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz & 360Hz, and the low pass filter between 6kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 14kHz, & 18kHz. Both have 18dB per octave slopes.
Hand-built in Burnley, UK, the 1084 reissue has been reproduced to the exact specifications of the original modules. AMS Neve alone has access to the original hand-wound transformers – an important factor when you consider that an analogue preamp is only as good as its transformer. That is why only a Neve sounds like a Neve.
The 1084 can be purchased as single or multiple units. Each 1073 module has been designed to 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 (two modules horizontally) or 5U (eight modules vertically).