Handcrafted and completely hand-wired by Neve’s dedicated professionals in Burnley, England, the modern-day 1073® is produced to the exact specifications of the original modules. Considerable resources have been devoted to the acquisition of the original components to ensure the sound remains true.
Looking for an outside opinion? Lynn Fuston at EQ Magazine performed an in-depth review of the modern-day 1073® versus a vintage model. We think you’ll find his conclusions quite comforting.
The Class A design 1073® microphone preamplifier features 3 bands of EQ, with one fixed high frequency band, two switchable bands with cut and boost capability, and a high pass filter. All Neve® channel amplifiers are designed to accept signals from a wide range of microphone and line sources.
The 1073® mic pre and EQ combination adds warmth and depth to recordings, brings out subtle ambience, maintains spatial positioning, and more effectively captures a precise image. That’s why the 1073® mic preamp is considered by many to be the very essence of the Neve® sound.