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1073DPA

The Essential Studio Preamp

 

The 1073DPA provides two Class A Neve® 1073® microphone preamplifiers in single rack space, without the additional EQ found on the classic 1073 unit – offering the very essence of the legendary 1073 sound.

80dB Mic Gain
High & Low Impedance Settings
Phase Invert
Signal Clip LED’s
+/-10dB Output Trim
Internal PSU
+48V Phantom Power

1073DPA

The Essential Studio Preamp

 

The 1073DPA provides two Class A Neve® 1073® microphone preamplifiers in single rack space, without the additional EQ found on the classic 1073 unit – offering the very essence of the legendary 1073 sound.

Marinair® Transformers

Exclusive Marinair® transformers are used on the input and output stage to produce that classic 1073® sound.

Class A Discrete

The 1073DPA retains the discrete, class-A topology made famous by the classic 1073. The discrete audio path is constructed using through-hole methods, including mounting the Marinair® transformers and class-A transistor-based amplifiers.

Unique 1073® Gain Staging

The classic 5dB stepped Elma switch delivers accurate gain levels throughout the gain range. This unique layout means there is no need for a mic/line switch as the pot itself selects the preamp and input. Three distinct gain stages provided by two independent transistor-based preamplifiers provide gain for any DI, line input or microphone signal.

High Output - Harmonic Saturation

By combining the two preamps together, the 1073® preamp can deliver up to 80dB of microphone gain, bringing out the musical drive and harmonic saturation that the 1073 is famous for.

Lo-Z Impedance

The 1073LB impedance can be optimised for use with a wide range of modern or vintage microphones, with quickly selectable settings of 1.2kΩ and 300Ω.

Phase Invert

The 180-degree phase flip feature is handy in multi-microphone setups with multiple preamps, ideal for top and bottom snare micing.

1073DPA Video Overview

Watch as Mitch Gallagher from our friends at Sweetwater puts the 1073DPA through its paces

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General Specification

  • Two legendary 1073®  microphone preamps in a convenient 1U rackmount design
  • Hand-crafted and hand-wired by Neve in Burnley, UK
  • Exclusive Neve® Marinair® transformers used on input and output stages
  • Dedicated input Gain controls and output Trim controls on both channels
  • +48V Phantom Power and Phase Reverse switch
  • High-quality Input Selector switch

Audio Performance

  • Input Impedance: Mic – Switchable, 300 or 1200 Ohms – Line – 20k Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 60dB gain into 600 Ohms 20Hz to 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)  – 60dB gain into 600 Ohms 10Hz to 40kHz (-3dB)
  • EIN: Mic 60dB gain <-125dB (22Hz to 22Hz bandwidth)
  • THD+Noise: +20dBu into 600 Ohms <0.07% (50Hz to 10kHz) (80kHz bandwidth)

Dimensions

  • Width: 48.2cm (19 inches)
  • Height: 45mm (1.75 inches) (1U)
  • Depth: 254mm (10 inches)
  • Weight: 5kg (11 pounds)

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