The AMS Neve 1073LB is the Classic Neve Mic Pre for 500 Series. Install into an empty slot in your compatible 500 Series rack & Inject that legendary sound into your creation.
Launched in 1970, the original Neve 1073 module is perhaps the world's most famous and desirable microphone preamp for recording vocals and instruments of all types. The first choice of countless leading producers and artists, the 1073 delivers the unique Neve sound featured on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years. The big, punchy sound of the 1073 classic compliments any musical genre - from rock to pop, hip-hop to rap, thrash to classical.
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.
Legendary, Class A design transformer microphone preamp for vocals and instruments
Transformer-coupled circuits used in Mic/Line Input and Line Output stages
+5/-10 dB level TRIM control and switchable microphone impedance
Front panel signal presence LED illuminates green from a level of -20dBu and red from +25dBu
Front combi-XLR connector, with intelligent protected switching of +48v phantom power
Audio Processing Insert design allows processing from adjacent modules in same lunchbox to be inserted into the 1073LB's pre-output stage
Fully screened module, packaged in Mu-metal case to eliminate stray electromagnetic fields from rack PSU or other 500 Series module types
Microphone Amplifier Section
Transformer balanced and earth free. Switchable impedance (300 or 1200)Gain -80dB to -20dB in 5dB steps Line Input:
Transformer balanced and earth free. Impedance 4k bridgingGain -20dB to +10dB in 5dB steps Output:
Transformer balanced and earth free. Maximum Output is +28dBuOutput impedance is 75 @ 1kHz Distortion:
0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz @ +20dBu output (80kHz bandwidth) Frequency Response:
+/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz, -3dB @ 40kHz Noise:
-82dBu at all Line gain settings (22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth) EIN:
Better than -125dBu @ 60dB gain
Front Panel: Gain control with Signal presence indicator, fine trim control with integrated +48v phantom power on/off push switch, phase switch, microphone impedance selector, front/rear input connector selector switch, combi-XLR audio input connector
Not surprising that this pre sounds amazing. I'm extremely happy I bought it. I'm definitely interested in the other Neve lunchbox modules and it's great that I can eventually get the 1073 EQ and have it inserted before the output transformer of the pre (like the classic standalone 1073 module) even though they'd be side by side in the lunchbox. Amazingly big sound with that classic Neve character. I've watched many shootouts between the Neve and other 1073 clones, and the Neve always wins to my ears as being slightly more musical on multiple sources (even in the blind shootout tests). This must have to do with the nuances of the Neve build, of which the other clone manufacturers haven't yet implemented in order to fully replicate the exact circuit that our ears have become accustomed to over the countless albums the Neve 1073 has been featured on. Amazing mic pre. No question! ;)
November 18, 2015
Classic vintage neve sound!
For the price, you can't beat this 500 series mic pre! If you're looking for the Neve sound, this is it! Thanks to Louis for encouraging the API lunchbox, great combo!
June 18, 2015
Great Neve sound
Le son Neve a un prix moindre. Combiné avec un R121 devant un ampli de guitar, cest un charme. A avoir dans son lunchbox.
April 22, 2015
Ce préamp sonne vraiment comme un Neve classique, il devient un élément important pour des highs très soyeux et des basses bien présentes. Le panneau est bien disposé, facile à reprendre et précis quand il le faut avec l'ajustement secondaire. Le commutateur d'impédance est là au besoin, permet de tester différents tones. La finition est solide, bien visible. Le 48v doit être activé en poussant un pot après chaque fermeture du module.