The perfect 500 Series channel strip comprised of an Ams Neve 1073LB mono mic preamp module, a 1073LBEQ mono EQ module, a 2264ALB mono Limiter/Compressor, and API 500-8B Lunchbox.
Launched in 1970, the Neve 1073 is the first choice of leading producers and artists, delivering the unique Neve sound on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years.
And now it is available for your 500 Series rack.
Crafted in England by Neve engineers, the AMS Neve 1073LB retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original 1073 classic microphone preamplifier by using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers. And it delivers it in a modern and portable form-factor that professional producers and engineers demand.
With new features like a fine TRIM control, switchable microphone input impedance, signal presence LED, intelligent protected switching of front combi-XLR input connector and Neve's clever Audio Processing Insert design, the 1073 LB takes your 500 Series rack to the next level.
Crafted in England by Neve engineers, the 1073LBEQ mono EQ module retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original 1073 classic EQ by using the same EQ circuit architecture and matching components. And it delivers it in a modern and portable form-factor that professional producers and engineers demand.
With new features like a signal presence LED and Neve's cleverAudio Processing Insert design, the 1073LBEQ takes your 500-series rack to the next level.
Simply install into an empty slot in your compatible 500-series rack, connect your line level signals and inject the legendary Neve EQ sound into your audio creations. And it's the perfect pairing for the incredible Neve 1073LB microphone preamp module. The 1073LBEQ module can be inserted between the input and output stages of the 1073LB module, creating a true 1073 classic audio path.
Originally designed in 1974, the Neve 2264A mono Limiter/Compressor unit quickly became a legend. Delivering similar facilities and performance as the earlier 2254 Limiter/Compressor type, it did so despite being packaged in a more compact form-factor. Discrete, Class A/B design and transformer-coupled circuits used in the input, innovative bridge-driver design, side-chain and output stages ensured a totally unique sound. The original 2264A units are still sought after, decades after production stopped, and they remain one of the milestone pieces of studio equipment.
And now the 2264A unit is available for your 500-series rack.
Crafted in England by Neve engineers, the 2264ALB retains the original 2264A's unique sonic characteristics by using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers and adds new features: a Signal Presence indicator LED and a Slow Attack option. And it delivers it in a modern and portable form-factor which professional producers and engineers demand.
Simply install into an empty slot in your compatible 500-series rack, connect your line level signals and inject the legendary Neve dynamic sound into your audio creations. And it's the perfect pairing for the incredible Neve 1073LB microphone pre amp module. The 2264ALB module can be inserted between the input and output stages of the 1073LB module, creating an all-new Neve classic audio path.
The new 8-slot lunchbox includes DB-25 (D-Sub) connectors for easy I/O, universal power supply (100 or 250V, 47 to 63Hz), phantom power, and easy rack-mounting with optional rack-ear kit. Built for robust performance, with new toggle switches for channel linking.
Other uses for the versatile lunchbox include:
. Multi-track recording of acoustic and electronic audio sources
. Sound reinforcement systems and recording to multi-track formats
. Multiple facility projects where portability is a plus
. Broadcast and audio for video production
. Custom channel input strips
AMS NEVE 1073LB
. Classic transformer microphone preamp amp (Class A design)
. Exclusive Neve Marinair transformers used on input and output stages
. Both Mic and Line inputs are transformer balanced and earth free
. Gain knob with Signal Presence LED
. +5/-20dB level Trim control with integrated phantom power on/off switch
. Phase, Impedance and Front Input selector switches
. Front combi-XLR connector with intelligent switching of phantom power
. Audio Processing Insert design allows processing from adjacent Neve 1073LBEQ and/or 2264ALB modules in same 500-series rack to be inserted into the 1073LB's pre-output stage
. Microphone Input: Gain -80db to -20dB in 5dB steps
. Line Input: Input impedance 4k ohms bridging, gain -20dB to +10dB in 5dB steps
. Output is transformer balanced and earth free
. Distortion: Not more than 0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz at +20dBu output
. (80kHz bandwidth)
. Freq Response: ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz, -3dB at 40kHz
. Crafted in England by Neve engineers
AMS NEVE 1073LBEQ
Legendary 3-band EQ design
Rotary controls provide accurate adjustment of the 1073 3-band EQ and High Pass filter
Signal presence LED illuminates green from a level of -25dB and red from a level of +24dB
Switch for EQ IN/OUT function, with LED indication
Electronically balanced circuits used in Line Input and Line Output stages for standalone module use
Audio Processing Insert design allows the audio to/from the 1073LBEQ module to be inserted into the audio path of an existing 1073LB module (modules must be fitted in the same Lunchbox)
Fully screened module, packaged in Mu-metal case helps eliminate stray electromagnetic fields from Lunchbox PSU or other module types
AMS NEVE 2264ALB
Classic mono Limiter/Compressor, available in a 500-series format
Transformer-coupled circuits used in Input, Bridge-driver, Side-chain and Output stages
Independent Limiter and Compressor IN/OUT selectors
BYPASS switch connects input terminals directly to output terminals
Slow Attack switch changes between classic 2264A attack settings and new Slow Attack setting for buss compression work
Digital LED meter with approximate PPM ballistics indicates 0dB to 20dB of gain reduction
Audio Processing Insert design allows the audio to/from the 2264ALB module to be inserted into the audio path of an existing 1073LB module (modules must be fitted in the same LunchboxTM)
Fully screened module, packaged in Mu-metal case helps eliminate stray electromagnetic fields from LunchboxTM PSU or other module types
. 8 Slots with 250 mA of current per slot
. Full compatibility with API 500 Series and VPR-approved modules
. DB25 connectivity on the rear panel
. Phantom Power
External Power Supply
1 x AMS Neve 1073LB
1 x AMS Neve 1073LBEQ
1 x AMS Neve 2264ALB
1 x AMS Neve 500-8B