Launched in 1970, the Neve 1073 soon became the first choice mic preamp for leading producers and artists. Found on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years, the big, punchy sound of the 1073 complements any musical genre – from rock to rap to classical.
Handcrafted and completely hand-wired in England, the modern-day 1073 is produced to the exact specifications of the original, including sourcing exact matches to the original components to ensure the sound remains true.
The Class A design 1073 microphone preamplifier has 3-band EQ (fixed HF plus two switchable bands with cut/boost capability) and a high pass filter. The Neve 1073 mic pre and EQ combination adds warmth and depth to recordings, brings out subtle ambience, maintains spatial positioning, and captures a more precise image – embodying, think many engineers and producers, the essence of the Neve sound.
Hand-built in England to original specifications including hand-wound transformers only available to Neve, the 1084 is based on the 1073, but offering a significantly different frequency palette. Three-band EQ and selectable high- and low-pass filtering are enhanced by the choice of narrow or wide Q settings.
The 1073 and 1084 modules can be purchased as single or multiple units. Each 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).