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Octal Mic/Line/DI preamplifier with remote control, 70dB of gain, Neve Marinair transformers, USB and Dante digital connectivity

The 1073OPX is an eight-channel Microphone, Line, and Instrument preamplifier featuring Marinair transformer-coupled microphone preamplifiers. Housed in a 2 unit 19?? rackmount enclosure with an optional digital interface, the 1073OPX is the ideal preamp for any studio setup, allowing engineers, producers, and artists to expand their recording capabilities and access the legendary Neve sound once only achievable at the world?s premier studios.

The 1073OPX DI Input is a transformer-less Class-A design offering +30 to +60dB of gain with front-mounted dual concentric inputs for instrument connection.

This fully digitally controlled preamplifier has Total Recall? capability via the proprietary 1073OPX remote control software. All of the 1073OPX settings and controls can be adjusted directly from the front panel remotely by using the Neve Remote-Control software installed onto a connected MAC or PC computer. This provides a simple and elegant solution for users of DAW, Broadcast, or Live sound reinforcement systems.

Up to eight 1073OPX units can be connected to the remote-control computer, giving up to 64 Mic Preamplifiers, Line Level, or DI inputs, all controlled from a single point. The unit always powers up with all settings, levels and states as they were at power-down.

The optional Digital Card enables the device to be used as a Dante enabled Audio-over-IP preamplifier with both Primary and Secondary network capability. The Digital Card?s USB port enables the 1073OPX to function as a primary standalone audio interface for any DAW enabled computer.

A unique feature of the 1073OPX is its analogue and digital monitor return path. This feature allows the device to be used as an analogue monitoring system feeding studio loudspeakers, cue mix systems as a primary audio interface with complete I/O for any MAC/PC DAW enabled computer.
Remote Control
  • Every switch setting gain position and routing option can be remotely controlled from the 1073OPX app. This feature unlocks vast potential for many modern studios, live sound venues and broadcast suites. In addition, up to eight OPX units can be remotely controlled from the OPX app for 64 total remote-controlled 1073 preamps!

  • USB/Dante AD/DA Conversion
  • The groundbreaking 1073OPX optional digital card provides premium AD/DA conversion up to 192kHz for all eight preamps, plus a stereo digital monitor return. For professionals looking to connect to a Dante audio-over-IP network, dual ethernet ports allow for redundancy via primary and secondary connections or for home studio users the class-compliant USB 2.0 connection transforms the 1073OPX preamp into a complete studio audio interface.

  • Marinair Transformers
  • The eight microphone preamps are balanced using our patented Marinair transformers. This crucial element produces a sublime preamp quality and tone that is unmatched in the audio industry.

  • 1dB Stepped Gain
  • The 1073OPX preamps are controlled from the stepped gain encoder in 1dB steps. This feature offers ultimate accuracy for stereo pairs and instrument groups through local or remote control.

  • Mic, Line, DI
  • Three inputs for microphone, line and instrument with independent gain settings & connections provide ideal recording inputs for the modern studio environment.
  • Class A DI
  • The instrument DI uses a unique class-A design and FET transistor to produce musical colouration and high performance for any connected instrument.

  • Smart Switch Controls
  • The innovative phantom power circuit uses built-in intelligence to ensure that the +48v is only sent to the microphone input, no matter what is connected. The -25dB of attenuation provided by the PAD switch is essential when recording a wide range of inputs and microphone types, whilst the 180-degree phase flip feature is handy in multi-microphone setups with multiple preamps. The 80Hz 12dB/Octave filter is perfect for cutting unwanted bass frequencies when recording higher register instruments.

  • Lo Z Impedance
  • The impedance switch toggles between 1.2kOhms and 300Ohms. These two settings optimise the preamp impedance for any modern or vintage microphone.

  • Front & Rear Connections
  • The 1073OPX has both front and rear input connections with independent switching. This layout allows for complete integration into a studio rack and a simple direct link to the front of the unit at any time without having to re-patch.

  • Monitoring & Summing
  • The 1073OPX analogue and digital monitor paths are ideal for connecting to studio loudspeakers with front-mounted headphone monitoring connections. In addition, each preamp output can be routed into the monitor path for latency-free monitoring or analogue summing.
  • General Specification
  • 8 Channels of remote-controlled 1073 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamplifiers.
  • Exclusive Neve Marinair transformers on Microphone input.
  • Class-A transformer-less DI input
  • Remote control software can control up to eight 1073OPX racks at a time (64 preamps!)
  • Automatic Total Recall? of all settings.
  • Front Mic/Line combi input
  • Rear Mic/Line D-Type connection
  • 80Hz High pass filter
  • -25dB pad
  • Phase flip
  • Smart Phantom Power control
  • Hi/Lo Impedance selector from 300? to 1.3K?
  • Separate stereo monitor path with Independent level control
  • Latency-free monitoring of all signal sources
  • Eight front D.I inputs for instrument tracking
  • Front-mounted Headphone output
  • Heat Dissipation 40 Watts
  • Input voltage range 90-240V

  • Digital Card (optional add on) General Specification
  • USB connection for use as standalone primary audio interface/core audio device.
  • Dante Primary and Secondary connection for Audio-over-IP application.
  • Word Clock Sync In/Out
  • Selectable Headroom from +18, +24, +26dB

  • Audio Performance
  • Headroom: >+26dBu @ 1kHz (<0.5% THD+N)
  • Frequency Response: Typically +/-0.15dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Distortion (THD+N): Typically 0.002% @ 1kHz (measured at +20dBu, 10Hz to 80kHz filter)
  • General Noise: <-85dBu (20Hz to 22kHz filter)
  • Mic EIN Noise: Typically -125dBu (20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Microphone Inputs: Input Impedance ?300? or ?1.3k? (PAD out). Transformer coupled. Gain 20dB to 70dB in 1dB steps
  • Line Inputs: Input Impedance ?10k?Bridging(PAD out). Gain -20dB to +20dB in 1dB steps
  • DI Inputs: Input Impedance >650k?. Transformer-less Class A Gain 30dB to 60dB in 1dB steps

  • AD/DA Card Specification
  • Noise: > -118dBFS
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • Distortion: <0.0007%
  • RTL: 4.01ms (192kHz, 32 buffer)

  • Dimensions
  • Height: 89mm/3.5 inches (1U)
  • Width: 484mm/19.05 inches (19? rack)
  • Depth: 360mm/14.17 inches
  • Weight: 7.8Kg
  • 5.0
    Julian Reusing
    Magog, Quebec
    March 28, 2021
    Neve 1073 OPX
    I think it's a simplest thing to use and the sound is smashing!!
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