Some more info please. Is it racked? Re-capped? Just the one channel?
Sounds a bit expensive to me !
I have 8 x 1272s. I added Joe Malones gain stage to four of them and had Blake Devitt turn the other four into his special "Faster" less gain version.
I love these pres but took much love and attention to get them sounding like they do, and even then, they are a bit noisier than I would like.
Since getting 8 x 1084s, sadly, they don't get half the use they used to :(
For the asking price you quote, you'd almost get Geoff Tanners GTQ. This will give you two channels with EQ, DI input etc.
Its not a 1073 (Some say much better !) but I've heard nothing but good reports.
You certainly ain't getting a deal ! A deal is finding a few in a rack that were used for the original intention, that is a line driver ! But then you gotta convert them over yourself. Great fun but not for the dim!
You are basically paying top dollar for the fact that someone has taken care of this work for you.
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