AMS Neve 1073LBEQ
1073 3-band EQ module, hi pass filter, for the 500 series racks
Launched in 1970, the original Neve 1073 module is perhaps the world's most famous and desirable microphone preamp and EQ 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 many of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years. The big, punchy sound of the 1073 classic complements any musical genre - from rock to pop, hip hop to rap, thrash to classical.
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.
Legendary 3-band EQ designRotary controls provide accurate adjustment of the 1073 3-band EQ and High Pass filterSignal presence LED illuminates green from a level of -25dB and red from a level of +24dBSwitch for EQ IN/OUT function, with LED indicationElectronically balanced circuits used in Line Input and Line Output stages for standalone module useAudio 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 500-series rack)Compatible 500-series rack/enclosure with Power Supply and line-level input/output connectors required, not supplied.
High Pass Filter: 18dB per octave slope.Switchable between 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz or 300Hz
High Frequency: Smooth ±16dB of fixed frequency shelving at 12kHz
Mid Frequency: Smooth ±18dB of peaking, fixed Q with selectable centre. Frequencies of: 0.36kHz, 0.7kHz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz or 7.2kHz
Low Frequency: Smooth ±16dB shelving with selectable frequencies: 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz or 220Hz
Frequency Response (EQ out): Typically ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Noise (EQ out): -86dB 20Hz to 20kHz filter (-80dB with EQ in)
Signal presence range: -25dB to +23dB (green), +24dB and above (red)
Signal presence indicatorHigh Pass Filter selectorHigh Frequency rotary controlMid Frequency Rotary controlsLow Frequency rotary controlsEQ In/Out button with LED indicator
Width: 38mm (1½ inches)
Height: 132mm (5¼ inches)
Depth (excluding front panel controls & rear connector): 145mm (5¾ inches)
Approx. Weight: 650g (1½ pounds)
1073LBEQ Module requirements:
Rack: Compliant LunchboxTM rack with integral PSU and external audio connections
Available Rack slots: Single LunchboxTM rack slot required for each 1073LBEQ moduleTwo adjacent LunchboxTM rack slots required for each 1073LB/1073LBEQ module configuration when the modules are used together in Audio Processing Insert mode.
May 26, 2020
Great Sound hard install
It is a Neve EQ and sounds like it... and yes it does sound better than our UAD, Waves, Arturia Neve simulation plugins. I am really happy with this purchase and it already is getting a huge amount of use in our studio.
Why 4.5 instead of 5 stars? We also have the 1073LB (Mic Pre) and they provide a cable to combine these into a true 1073 using the EQ as an insert. Read more
The install of getting this in a 500 rack with the cable attached to the 2 units was difficult... then it didn't work! Repeat.. didn't work. Wrote Neve with pictures and they gave a solution...repeat install again and still didn't work.
Finally the solution was found on the gearsluts website ... several people had the same problem as I was having. They said the manual was wrong in how you set up the rear switches on the 1073 LB for combining the units... so I switched the switch to what gearsluts advised and ignored the manual and Neve support... and IT WORKED!
I don't know if there are accidently several units wired backwards or if the manual was printed wrong... either way it works now with switch 2 in the opposite position that the manual says.
I would recommend this to anyone because it sounds absolutely amazing... but be aware of the hard install and that you may have to not follow the manual if combining it with the 1073LB mic pre. (Note: If just buying the EQ it would install as easy as any 500 rack module... but then you are not really getting a real NEVE 1073 EQ sound ...you only get that when combining it and using the input/output transformers on the Mic Pre)
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