AMS Neve has announced the new 1073DPX dual 1073 microphone preamp/EQ unit. They say that, using the same revered Neve 1073 circuit design and genuine components, matched with modern manufacturing techniques, the 1073DPX delivers the best sounding microphone preamplifier unit with convenient extra features for an unbeatable price.
2 independent, genuine Neve 1073 transformer-coupled microphone preamplier / EQ circuits, in a single 2U 19" rack mount enclosure
Exclusive Neve Marinair™ transformers used on each input and output stage.
Convenient connections for Mic, Line & DI inputs on front of unit, with switchable mic/line input connections on the rear of the unit
Switchable +48v Phantom Power, Hi/Lo impedence, -20dB pad and DI ground lift on the input stage
Switchable Phase, and EQ in/out
Insert Send and Return features allow external equipment to be connected easily to the 1073DPX audio chain, such as mono/stereo limiter/compressors; > Pre-EQ insert send/return - a line level send is available from the mic-preamp output stage and a return just before the EQ stage. > Post-EQ insert send/return - a line level send is available from the post-EQ stage and a return just before the main output stage
Independent channel output level controls
7-stage LED signal level meters for each channel - can show mic/line/DI input-stage level, EQ-stage level or output-stage level up to +24dB
Headphone output with adjustable volume control, can listen to channel 1, channel 2 or both channels combined
External multi-voltage PSU
Pricing and Availability: $4,749.00 / £2,749.00 each Available to order now. Optional digital I/O card - available mid-2015, price TBA - can be easily retro-fitted to existing units