Discrete Tube Mic Preamp with DI

Next Batch:APRIL 2023

(2 customer reviews)


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Classic British sound.

The 1073-5T is famously known in the recording world as the “turbo Neve”. It consists of a classic 1073 preamp which retains the huge low end of the original but adds further harmonic distortion and coloration with the aid of a tube output stage followed by an LA-2A style 5:1 high nickel output transformer.


The 1073-5T is built with premium components

The UK made Carnhill input transformer and the original 2 stage preamp cards are exact replicas of those found in an original 1073 preamplifier with tantalum and polystyrene capacitors. Each part has been carefully auditioned to impart the same character and low end that these units are known for. The output transformer is custom made in the US for us and all tubes are auditioned and selected.


100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your 1073-5T, we’ll refund you!

Each 1073-5T can be tested for 30 days with a full money back guarantee.

Technical Specs

  • Carnhill Input Transformer
  • Custom Nickel Output Transformer
  • Dual BA283 Preamp Stage
  • Vishay/BC Capacitors
  • Completely Discrete Signal Path
  • 70dB of Gain
  • Trim
  • Marconi Knobs
  • Tube Output Stage
  • 48V phantom power
  • Impedance Selection (300 – 1200 ohms)
  • Hand Made in Chile
  • 2-year Warranty
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee

2 reviews for 1073-5T

  1. Martín Cantolla

    Excellent preamp with lots of character. Once you get into the >55 gain levels, the sound really starts to saturate in a pleasing way, and in conjunction with the Trim knob you can set your desired output level. The distortion the unit generates when pushed is not suitable for all scenarios, but one can simply turn the gain down and it maintains crystal clarity, while still sounding “solid” and hefty. I’m an amateur with 10 years of recording experience, but can easily say this is top quality gear.

  2. One Step Studio

    I got this pre last month and tested it against console NEVE pre – I wasn’t disappointed at all! All electricity is at a top-notch level and the sound is just beautiful and jaw-dropping!
    Can highly recommend this Pre!

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