This unit has faulty Phantom power switch (causes crackling), but otherwise works perfectly. Ideal for dynamic (non-phantom power) microphones, but could be readily repaired. Comes with external power supply. The PRE-73 is a one-channel vintage style microphone-, line- and instrument preamplifier.
The signal path uses only discrete components like resistors, capacitors and transistors. The in- and output is transformer balanced, using two different transformers, each one optimized for its purpose. This is the way audio components were built before integrated circuits became available.
The circuit used in the PRE-73 is similar to the preamp section in the classical Neve 1073 module with a corresponding sound character that is warm, punchy, sweet and musical. These classic characteristics have been heard on countless recordings through the years and it is a versatile sound that works very well on most sound sources and in most genres. The essence of this sound is now available at a surprisingly low cost, making it available to nearly everyone. No integrated circuits in the signal path. Maximum gain in MIC mode is 80 dB, enough to handle passive ribbon mics with quiet sound sources.GAIN switch range 20 80 dB. GAIN/LINE mode switch, gain is reduced by 30 dB in LINE mode.
Tantalum capacitors in the signal path. Switchable phantom power and absolute phase. A high-impedance instrument input for any sound module, electric guitar or bass. A simple but effective 4-step LED output level meter. The output level control makes it possible to make fine gain adjustments and also to overload the main gain stage(s) for more character and then lower the signal to a suitable level before the output stage.
Combo XLR/TRS input jack and separate output XLR and TRS jacks for flexible connections. Selectable 600 ohm output termination. External power supply to avoid interaction with the audio circuits and transformers.
A solid build quality that will last many years of normal use. Item is used and in semi-working condition as mentioned - phantom power is not working properly. This could be readily fixed. I have described the items as best I can. Check out my other items!
The item "Golden Age Project Pre-73 Single Channel Preamp and DI based on Neve 1073 design" is in sale since Saturday, June 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps". The seller is "redharvest78" and is located in York.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand.