Lancashire, England (December 1, 2004)–Neve is bringing its long and unique history in the design and manufacture of microphone pre-amplifiers to a new generation with two new versions of the famous 1073 preamp. The 1073 DPA and the 1073 DPD are 1u rack mounting dual channel units. Both provide two 1073 Class A mic preamps at a price point not previously attainable.
Neve’s 1073 DPA and DPD
Launched in 1970, the 1073 module is deemed by many to be the classic Neve mic pre with a unique character embodying the original Neve sound. The Class A design of the module delivers the warmth long associated with Neve. The 1073 DPA provides two of the Class A Neve 1073 microphone preamps. This classic design is a consummate mic pre for recording vocals, guitars and acoustic instruments of all descriptions making the Neve Sound available in a cost effective unit.
In the 1073 DPD two classic Neve 1073 mic preamps are complemented by professional ADCs to capture a performance to any required format. In addition to Neve’s Class A analogue outputs are a series of digital options including all standard PCM sampling rates up to 192kHz. A unique feature is the Neve DSD output. Analogue insert points are provided ahead of the ADCs, enabling the engineer to insert compressor or EQ units if required. The ultimate analogue circuitry is coupled with superior digital quality making this unit an obvious choice as a front end for recording to workstations.
The 1073 DPA retails at £1599 and the 1073 DPD at £1999.