Madrid, Spain (November 14, 2017)—Heritage Audio has introduced its new Elite Series, a more affordable Heritage Audio line of analog processors, according to the company. Built in the same Spanish facilities as Heritage’s other premium products, the Elite Series also features Carnhill transformers, hand-wound in St. Ives, England.
The first models to be released in the Series are the 1U rack-mounted HA-73 EQ Elite, combining a mic preamp and an equalizer, as well as the HA-73 Elite single mic preamp and its dual-channel version, the HA-73 X2 Elite.
Features of the HA-73 Elite ($649 MAP) include an 80 dB, 3 stage fully discrete Class A mic preamp; line input on separate XLR; 20 dB PAD on the mic input; Lo Z mic transformer switch; 80 Hz high-pass filter; JFET-based DI; and more. The HA-73 X2 Elite is essentially a dual-channel HA-73 Elite.
Made to the same specifications as Heritage’s 73JR, 73EQJR and DMA73 models, the HA-73 EQ Elite ($899 MAP) offers a fully-discrete three-band classic equalizer with vintage correct inductors; high shelf at 12 kHz; mid-band selectable between six different frequencies; low shelf selectable between four different frequencies; inductor-based high-pass filter; and more.