The BAE 1073 MP Stereo preamp yields a really fat sound. It seems to add subharmonics to the low end which makes the bottom end sound huge.
It smoothes the top end which gives the highs a silky sheen. As well the 1073MP compresses transients a little bit. It is a smooth, fat., larger than life sound. An added bonus is to use the DI inputs to fatten samples, synths and mixes since the DI can handle line levels.
Set the gain knob (red Marconi) around 20 on the dial and set the output (grey knob) fully clockwise. This gives you the highest headroom and cleanest signal path. Every click is in 5db increments so if one click is too hot, attenuate the output to get inbetween the 5db steps.
Another trick people like to do is to put the final mix through the line inputs on the back to get that harmonic distortion. To get even more of that Class A output stage is to come out of channel 1 and into channel 2 then you have an accumulative effect of that classic output stage.
Two Class A preamps with direct inputs in a single rack space with a power supply
High Impedance direct input for guitar and synthesizer
Output level control serves as gain trim between the 5 dB steps on gain switch
Balanced mic input and balanced +4 dB output are on XLR connectors on the rear of the module.
Similar Class A preamp as Neve* 1073 equalizer/preamp modules
Pad is an integral part of the gain switch same as Neve* 1073 equalizer/preamp modules
Oversize remote power supply can operate up to four channels of preamp
Phase reverse button
Impedance select between 1200 and 300 ohms
Direct input switch
Balanced line input
48v phantom power
10Hz to -3dB at 55kHz Mic Input Impedance
1200/300 ohms Line Input Impedance
10k ohms DI Input Impedance
150k ohms Output Impedance
65 ohms Common Mode Rejection Ratio
100dB min @ 60Hz Maximum Output Level
+27.4 dBu @ 600 Power Requirements
115/230 VAC, 30W Gain dB
0 to 71 dB Equivalent Input Noise
-110 dBu; Unweighted 300kHz Bandwidth Weight (Single/Dual)
8 LBS/3.63 KG
10 LBS/4.54 KG Dimensions (Inches)
19W x 1.75L x 9D