Designed and manufactured in England, the 1073LB retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original Neve 1073® Classic microphone preamplifier by using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers. And it delivers it in a modern and portable form-factor that professional producers and engineers demand.
With new features like a fine TRIM control, switchable microphone input impedance, signal presence LED, intelligent protected switching of front combi-XLR input connector and Neve’s clever Audio Processing Input design, the 1073LB takes your 500-series rack to the next level.
Simply install into an empty slot in your compatible 500-series rack, connect your microphone or line level signals and inject that legendary sound into your audio creations.
Classic transformer microphone preamp amp (Class A design)
Exclusive Neve Marinair™ transformers used on input and output stages
Both Mic and Line inputs are transformer balanced and earth free
Gain knob with Signal Presence LED
+5/-20dB level Trim control with integrated phantom power on/off switch
Phase, Impedance and Front Input selector switches
Front combi-XLR connector with intelligent switching of phantom power
Audio Processing Insert design allows processing from adjacent Neve 1073LBEQ and/or 2264ALB modules in same 500-series rack to be inserted into the 1073LB’s pre-output stage
Microphone Input: Gain -80db to -20dB in 5dB steps
Line Input: Input impedance 4k ohms bridging, gain -20dB to +10dB in 5dB steps
Output is transformer balanced and earth free
Distortion: Not more than 0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz at +20dBu output
Freq Response: ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz, -3dB at 40kHz
Crafted in England by Neve engineers