A cost-effective addition to the AMS Neve outboard range, the AMS Neve 1073DPA provides two world-famous Class-A Neve 1073 microphone preamplifiers in a single rackspace.
The Neve 1073 is the most used and most copied preamp in the history of the recording industry. Originally designed as a modular unit for the Neve 80-series consoles, the 10-series modules, which included the 1073, 1066, 1081, and 1084. The concept of the 10-series was to use the same preamp in all models for sonic consistency across the console and outfit each module with a different equalizer to provide tone-shaping options. The AMS Neve 1073DPA gives you two preamps found in the 1073 without the EQ section—just the Class-A, wide-bandwidth design with custom input and output transformers that put Neve designs atop the throne of audio royalty. With the 1073DPA, the highly sought-after 1073 mic amp sound is now available in a cost-effective 1U stereo rackmount solution, without the additional EQ found on the classic 1073.
AMS Neve 1073DPA—Just the Facts
- Two legendary 1073 microphone preamps in a convenient 1U rackmount design
- Hand-crafted and hand-wired by Neve in Burnley, UK
- Exclusive Neve Marinair™ transformers used on input and output stages
- Dedicated input Gain controls and output Trim controls on both channels
- +48V Phantom Power and Phase Reverse switch
- High-quality Input Selector switch
AMS Neve 1073DPA—Under the Hood
The 1073DPA provides the legendary sound of Neve in a remarkably simple format. Two rear-panel Mic inputs and Line inputs feed dual Class-A gain stages, with adjustable Gain control and selectable +48V available on the Mic inputs. Class-A analog balanced XLR outputs are found on the rear panel, controlled via adjustable front-panel ±10dB trim controls. This stereo unit is the perfect solution for studios looking to bring in the very essence of the legendary Neve 1073 sound.
The transformer-coupled mic input stage has a switchable impedance of 1,200 ohms (Hi-Z) or 300-ohm (Lo-Z). +48V phantom power is switchable onto the mic input. Mic gain is across two Class-A gain stages. The signal then feeds a transformer-balanced Class-A output stage via a +/-10dB trim.
The 1073DPA has an electronically balanced input stage with 20k-ohm input impedance and +26dBu peak signal level. Gain from this input is applied in the second Class-A gain stage and is output through the same Class-A transformer-coupled output stage as the mic input.
Phase reversal is available pre line output. The line output has a minimum +26dBu peak output level. The peak LEDs will illuminate 3-4dB below clipping.
The big, punchy sound of the Neve 1073 makes it the consummate mic pre for recording vocals, guitars, and acoustic instruments of all types. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Specialist today.
- Mic switchable: 300 ohm or 1,200 ohm
- Line: 20k ohm
- 60dB gain into 600ohm +/-0.5dB: 20Hz to 20kHz
- 60dB gain into 600ohm -3dB: 20Hz to 40kHz
- Mic 60dB gain: <-125dB
THD + Noise:
- +20dBu into 600ohm 50Hz to 10kHz: <0.07%