1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Discrete Mic Preamp with DI and Optional Sowter Line Output Transformer

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(13 customer reviews)

$1,090.00 $990.00

The 1073MPA is a clone of the most sought after preamplifier in the world that has been used on thousands of hit songs.

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Classic British sound at a breakthrough price

We consider the 1073MPA the finest sounding replica of the vintage Neve 1073 mic preamp you will find available today. It’s a clone of the most sought after preamplifier in the world that has been used on thousands of hit songs. Our replica recreates every drop of character and usability of this classic preamp, at a price that makes it accessible to anyone.

 

The 1073MPA is built with premium components

We have gone to great lengths to faithfully match the sonic characteristics and behavior of the original using nothing but the best components available, leaving no detail unnoticed; Making our 1073MPA as distinctive and valuable as possible. Each unit features Carnhill/St Ives transformers that precisely match the originals.

We also offer an optional Sowter output transformer which provides and extended low end frequency response and behaves even more similar to the original LO1166. The tantalum, polystyrene and Vishay capacitors are the finest components available that stay true to the original components found on vintage units.

 

100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t love your 1073MPA, we’ll refund you

If you’ve used an original 1073MPA preamp before, we’re extremely confident this will put a big smile on your face every time you use it.

However, if you’ve never touched the original before, as gear lovers ourselves we understand that the only way to really know if this preamp is for you, is to put it through its paces. That’s why the 1073MPA comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. This allows you to get it into your rack and see how it impacts your recordings. If you love it (and we think you will!), great…keep the unit and create amazing music with it. If not, no problems. Just send it back to us and we’ll fully refund your purchase. And don’t worry, either way you decide to go we will remain friends.

Technical Specs

  • Carnhill input transformer and Sowter output transformers
  • Tantalum and Polystyrene capacitors
  • Vishay/BC capacitors
  • 2N3055 output transistor
  • Completely discrete signal path
  • 70dB of Gain
  • Trim
  • Marconi style knobs
  • 48V phantom power
  • Impedance selection (300 – 1200 ohms)
  • Less than 0.5% THD
  • XLR inputs
  • XLR and TRS outputs
  • External power transformer (115V or 230V)
  • Final assembly by hand in Chile
  • 1-year warranty
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 20 × 43 × 61 cm

13 reviews for 1073MPA – 2-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

  1. RyanRuin

    The 1073 MPA is a gorgeous sounding unit. It has a very smooth sound with the smiley face tone that we have all come to know and love. Comparing to UAD 1073 plugins and some other cloned preamps I own, the 1073MPA has a more rich and beautiful 3d image, and sounded like a record from the start. The plugins fell short and sounded dull, 2d, and flat. Depending on the mic choice and how you mic your source, you probably won’t even need EQ if you go through one of these units. Highly recommended.

  2. reservas.cdtravel

    Este Preamplificador te va a volar la cabeza, Brutal el rango bajo y el llenador rango de armónicos que producen,
    si puedes obtenerlo en STOCK no lo dudes, si tienes que esperar por el, NO LO DUDES.
    STAM AUDIO TIENE GARANTIA DE QUE RECIBIRAS UN PRODUCTO HECHO CON AMOR, Y COMO EN EL AMOR, TIENES QUE ESPERAR!

    Gracias a Josh Y su equipo siempre respondieron a mis dudas.

  3. José J. Becerra

    Don’t think twice and get it! This thing sounds absolutely amazing.
    Very lucky to own 2 of theses units.

  4. Dave Cox

    Very nicely built and sounds great. Fantastic for low output mics like the SM7b and compliments my vintage ribbon mics well. I’m very happy with the 1073MPA and will be buying another in the near future.

  5. Jordan Lewis

    Happy owner of a 1073 MPA (with sowter mod). This is a fairly new acquisition for me but I’ve really put it through it’s paces the last couple months on a film project and I am supremely impressed. The clarity, presence, fullness of the sound is truly remarkable, especially at this price point. My synths, vocals, rhodes, and guitars all have that little something extra. While I don’t have much familiarity with the OG 1073’s, I have spent a lot of time with a pair of pristine 1084’s and to my ears, Stam’s recreation of that preamp is absolutely spot-on. Bravo and thank you!

  6. Warren Hunter

    Everything you expect it to be. Loud and lovely rich velvety saturation. Built like a tank and the DI is also surprisingly better than I expected. A no brainer at this price point. I primarily use this in my portable rack setup for out of studio vocal work but would happily use it in a normal studio environment.

  7. Robert Moyle

    I waited a long time to receive this baby, but it is the best sounding version of this preamp we have in our studio and we have 2 other more expensive brands. It’s bigger and richer sounding. I love it. Thanks Stam. They kept me going through the wait.

  8. egroys

    I love this pre-amp. I use it on just about everything. I noticed that if I turned it up to very high gain and don’t trim it down, it began to oscillate and make wild sounds. Although these came into use once, I reached out to the Stam team. They sent replacement parts, gave instructions for my tech, and covered my repair costs. That’s the only reason I put 4 stars. But honestly, 5 star pre-amp especially for the price.

  9. Nathan Boots

    i have two sets of this pre. one with sowter, one without. both sound just great. Electric guitars, bass, overheads and rooms have never sounded better. i’ve tried GAP, Warm, GR, and this by far stomps them.SO happy i waited for them.

  10. Guy Cooper

    These sound great, I’ve got a couple with the Carnhill and a couple with the Sowter options. They are raw and a great addition to the studio sounds great on drums, guitar and vocals and really bring out the texture of the parts through the mics. They are well built and solid to touch, ordering and delivery was easy and they came to Australia well packaged. Highly recommend for some 1073 sounding pre’s at an amazing price.

  11. Stephen Naveed

    I bought my first Stam Audio 1073 MPA around Christmas 2018. I have used it non stop. It is super reliable & sounds amazing. I have used the real thing many times and this is super close to that. In fact for the money, you can’t beat it. It is built like a tank with top notch components. And it’s actually more reliable than a vintage neve. I will keep buying from Josh at Stam with confidence. They offer so many cool versions of vintage gear. You really can’t beat them. And the customer service is great. They will help you with any concerns. Only down side is since the company is growing and everything is hand built, it can take time. It’s not a crazy wait time but in my opinion the wait that you may encounter time to time is worth it. Seriously can’t say enough great things about them.

    -Stephen
    Nation Records Studio

  12. Chris Chorney

    We have been using our Stam Audio 1073DPA For about a year now and we are extremely happy with the results. It is as clear, full-bodied and trouble-free as we could have hoped for. We rely on it every day and it is a workhorse preamp! Vocals sound clear and full. It has never given us any problems, and we want more of them! We know we can rely on Stam to deliver something special and useable; there is nothing in this price range we can think of that gives us a better sound quality. It has helped us take our music to the next level of quality for a very reasonable cost.

    Features we love: the insert point (used this for sending vocals through guitar pedals and tape delays), well-built, Sowter transformers.

    There is music in this box.

    Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii,

    Chris and Lock from Analog Rock Machine Studio

  13. The Rev

    I use my 1073mpa on absolutely everything. And it all sounds good. Especially on electric guitars, vocals, and bass. Keys, percussion….everything. The saturation is glorious and it is THAT sound. Great price, great build, great preamp. I will keep on buying from Stam.

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