|73 JR OVERVIEW
The mic pre you’ve been dreaming about, at a price you never imagined possible. The 73 Jr is a chip off the old block, raised on Carnhill transformers and hand wired with care, it delivers the same massive tone as the 1073-500, in single 500 series space.
Following his successful big brother, the 1073/500, the new ´73JR is a mic preamp with some added features that will cover all the recording needs for engineers and musicians that dont find the need to track with eq.
Employing only discrete circuitry and conventional components, the ’73 junior is a faithful 3 stage all class A 1073 preamp. Styroflex and tantalum capacitors have been used throughout. No corners were cut.
A useful all discrete class A hi pass filter has been added, essential for recording everything especially for kick and bass.
The Line mode allows for reamping of prerecorded tracks and it´s perfect for adding some class A color to lifeless recordings.
The smart switched DI (automatically switches from MIC to DI mode when inserting a MONO ¼ jack ) is an all discrete class A JFET circuit ahead of the MIC transformer, so all the juice is there.
Finally, special care has been taken with power handling, implementing internal +24v slow turn on regulation (about 20 sec to reach full voltage ).This makes your lunchbox PSU healthier and makes the 73JR independent of the rest of the slots.´73 JR FEATURES
• 80dB Class A Microphone preamplifier, HI-LO selectable minimum input impedance, balanced and floating. High gain positions show a higher impedance, ideal for old ribbon mics.
73 JR SPECIFICATIONS
• Microphone input impedance: HI, 1200 Ohm minimum, LO, 300 Ohm minimum. Higher gain positions gradually have greater impedances, optimum for lo gain ribbon mics. Input is Carnhill transformer balanced and floating.