AMS Neve 1073LB 500 Series Mic Preamp Module

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Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 5.75 × 1.5 × 5.25 in
Product Condition USED

1073LB – Everyone’s favourite preamp, with 500 series convenience

Designed and manufactured in England, the 1073LB uses the same architecture as the original 1073® preamplifier, conveniently packed into a single 500 series module. This compact design uses matched components and original hand-wound transformers to produce the world-famous 1073 sound.

Class A Design

Packing the classic 1073® into a 500 series module was no small feat! The 1073 class-A circuit design is faithfully maintained in the 1073LB.

Classic Gain Control

The classic 5dB stepped Elma switch delivers accurate gain staging throughout 1073’s high output gain range. This unique layout means there is no need for a mic/line switch; the pot itself selects the correct preamp and input.

Unique Gain Staging

Three different gain stages, provided by two independent transistor-based preamplifiers, provide gain for any line input or microphone signal.

High Output – Harmonic Saturation

The 1073LB combines multiple gain stages, meaning the 1073LB preamp can deliver up to 80dB of microphone gain; this brings out the musical drive and harmonic saturation that the 1073® is famous for.

Phase Invert

The 180-degree phase invert feature is handy in multi-microphone setups with multiple preamps, ideal for top and bottom snare micing.

The 1073LBEQ 500 Series EQ module at a glance:

  • Signal Presence LED: Illuminates green from a level of -25dB and red from a level of +24dB
  • HF Cut/Boost (top, inner knob): Smooth +/-16dB fixed-frequency shelving at 12kHz
  • Highpass Filter (top, outer blue dial): 18dB/octave slope, switchable between 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz, and 300Hz
  • Mid Frequency: Smooth +/-18dB peaking, fixed Q, with selectable center frequencies of 0.36kHz, 0.7kHz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, and 7.2kHz
  • Low Frequency: Smooth +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz, and 220Hz
  • EQL button: Switches the equalizer in or out of circuit
  • Level LED: 3-state LED indicates outgoing signal level (<-26dB: Off; between -25dB and +23dB: Green; ≥+24dB: Red)
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