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BAE 1073 vs. BAE 1073D

BAE 1073 rack-mount version w/ power supply = $3,135. BAE 1073D + Radial Cube = $2,500 In a blind test would I be able to tell the difference?

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Warm Audio WA-73 + WA-273EQ !!

...I have gotten, and the mic pre made the sm 57 and the coles come alive. I also own a BAE 1073d, and I still feel like the wa 73 sounded better on all three sources. I like it better particularly on the dynamic. It just made that 57 sound great. I can assure...

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BAE 1073 vs Avalon VT-737SP vs Warm Audio tb12

Personally I'd start with the BAE 1073, they are beautifully built and you'll of started your recordings with a really professional boutique handmade pre amp. Worth every penny if you afford it. Look at the BAE 1073D the EQ on that unit is utterly fantastic.

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The 1073D (Deluxe) is essentially a 1073 module with extra high frequencies and a direct input for the 500 series market. Built using the same exact parts as the 10 series module, the 1073D features Carnhill transformers, Elma gold plated switches and Canford wire making this the best sounding Class A mic‐pre EQ module on the block. Because BAE did not want to compromise, the parts are such that they made this a 3 space wide module for optimal quality in contrast to building a smaller rack space version lacking the same premium components.

  • High Frequency: +/-16dB fixed frequency shelving at 10kHz, 12kHz and 16kHz
  • Low Frequency: +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz
  • Mid Range: +/-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
  • Phase Button: 180°