Neve 1073: Best Mic Preamp18th April 2013
The legendary Neve 1073 microphone preamp adds another award to an incredible history – now voted the best microphone preamp by the worldwide readers of Sound On Sound magazine.
The Neve 1073 is sheer class. Quality both in build and in performance. No other microphone preamp comes anywhere near the unbeleivable achievements it has reached. Now available in several formats; the original hand-built 1073 Classic mic pre & EQ module, the versatile 1073DPA and 1073DPD dual mic preamp units, the 1073LB– the award-winning and best-selling 500-series mic preamp for the last 2 years and the all-new 1073Nstandalone mic preamp & EQ module, the best microphone preamp is available in every application and delivers the ultimate in recording quality.
The 1073 is so good, we even use it as the microphone preamp in the Neve Genesys console to achieve the highest quality recordings of any modern console. And while we may boast about this quality, the sheer number of hits it has helped produce over the last 40 years, the fact it is manufactured to the original specification of the original module as designed in 1970 and by no means least, manufactured completely in England, the readers of Sound On Sound magazine took an independent and worldwide vote;