BAE 1084 Class A Preamp/EQ made from an authentic reproduction of a Neve 1084 module. The 1084 equalizer is very broadbanded and musical. Hi-Z direct inputs on the front panel.
The 1084 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 1084 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.
The 1084 equalizer is very broadbanded and musical. It has a hi-pass filter with four frequencies- 45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz and 360Hz. It has a lo-pass filter with five frequencies- 6kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 14kHz and 18kHz. The low end of this equalizer is so tight that you can boost 220Hz and not muddy up the sound. The mid band has six frequencies- 350Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz and 7.2kHz. As well, the 1084 has a "Hi-Q" button on the mid band for narrower bandwidth. The high band is shelving and is selectable with three frequencies- 10kHz, 12kHz and 16kHz. It is smooth and silky and a little goes a long way.
Made from an authentic reproduction of a Neve 1084 module
Hi-Z direct inputs on the front panel
48v phantom power on the front panel
Balanced mic input, line input and balanced +4 output from XLR connectors on the rear of the module
Output level control functions as fader when going straight to tape
Modules are mounted horizontally and take up only one rack unit each
10Hz to -3dB at 55kHz
3 Band Equaliser
HF:+/-16dB fixed frequency shelving at 10kHz, 12kHz and 16kHz
LF: +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz
MF: +/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' with, selectable centre frequencies of 0.36kHz, 0.7kHz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz & 7.2kHz