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The BAE 1073 Rackmount is a recreation of the revered 1073 preamp module that defined the iconic sound of '70s rock. Handcrafted in the UK using original-spec components like St. Ives transformers and Elma switches, the 1073 Rackmount delivers the musical warmth and character for which Neve consoles are renowned. With 80dB of gain, this 2-channel preamp has the headroom to capture every nuance of your favorite microphones. Sculpt your tracks with the 1073's 3-band EQ section, which provides the punchy midrange control on which generations of engineers have relied. Whether you're outfitting a world-class studio or crafting a compact fly rig, the 1073 Rackmount delivers legendary Neve tone in a rugged rack chassis. Experience the sound that launched a thousand hits—only from BAE Audio.

Authentic Vintage Circuitry and Components

BAE Audio is known for manufacturing high-end preamps and EQs that are faithful to original vintage designs. The 1073 Rackmount is as authentic as it gets, featuring the same St. Ives transformers, Elma switches and Canford wiring used in vintage Neve consoles. Hand-wired and assembled in the classic RAF gray livery, the 1073 Rackmount looks and sounds like a piece of recording history.

80dB of Pristine Gain

With up to 80dB of gain per channel, the 1073 Rackmount has ample headroom for any source. Capture the subtle nuances of your favorite ribbon mic or push the 1073 into overdrive to enhance signals with rich harmonic distortion. Variable input impedance lets you optimize the 1073 for different mics and instruments.

Musical 3-Band EQ

The 1073 Rackmount's 3-band EQ section provides the musical tone shaping that has made the 1073 legendary. Dial in punchy midrange, silky highs and a highpass filter to roll off unwanted low end. Subtle tweaks coax the most from your tracks, while more extreme settings add character when tracks need some extra grit.

Rugged Rackmount Design

Housed in a durable 2U rack chassis, the 1073 Rackmount is built to withstand the demands of studio and live use. XLR and TRS connections provide interfacing flexibility, while an external power supply keeps preamp operation quiet. For authentic vintage tone and reliable performance, the 1073 Rackmount delivers.

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  • Hand wired using Carnhill (St. Ives) transformers
  • High Frequency: +/-16dB fixed frequency shelving at 12kHz
  • Low Frequency: +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies
  • Mid Range: +/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' with, selectable centre frequencies
  • High Pass Filter: 18dB per octave slope, switchable between 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz & 300Hz

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Frequency Response
  • 10Hz to -3dB at 55kHz
3 Band EQ
  • HF: +/-16dB fixed frequency shelving at 12kHz
  • LF: +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz
  • MF: +/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' with, selectable centre frequencies of 0.36kHz, 0.7kHz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz & 7.2kHz
High Pass Filter
  • 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz & 300Hz
Mic Input Impedance
  • 1200/300 ohms
Line Input Impedance
  • 10k ohms
DI Input Impedance
  • 150k ohms
Output Impedance
  • 35 ohms
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
  • 100dB min @ 60Hz
Maximum Output Level
  • +27.4 dBu @ 600 ohm
Power Requirements
  • 115/230 VAC, 28W
Gain dB
  • 0 to 80 dB
Equivalent Input Noise
  • -110 dBu; Unweighted 300kHz Bandwidth

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