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The ME-1NV (single channel mic preamp) greatly modernizes and improves classic British design. This desktop (and rackable) preamp offers the same definitive sonic fidelity and expert craftsmanship as all Great River products. Transparency and vintage harmonic structure are both achieved with NV-Series preamps. The ME-1NV achieves new classic performance status with two discrete Class-A gain stages (the dual gain-stage meters are a Great River exclusive), a front-panel DI input jack which is routed via a FET and BJT buffer through the input transformer (also unique to Great River preamps) for must-hear-to-believe sound from all Hi-Z instruments, and a discrete high-current Class-A "big iron" transformer-coupled output amplifier. The ME-1NV is a fundamentally important audio tool that brings out the best in every microphone and instrument. The ME-1NV has an internal power supply suitable for operation on any power grid. A simple change of fuse and proper positioning of a voltage selector will adjust the unit for any voltage between 100 and 240 V AC. The NV Series construction quality is like a beautiful battleship, said one grizzled audio veteran.

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Affordable LDC Microphone With Multiple Voicings

...(K67 capsule and 9.5:1 U87-style transformer) and the 3U CM-1 (Teal with edge-terminated C12 capsule)...both mics were tracked thru a Great River ME-1NV pre on clean setting, same gain level with no processing: https://app.box.com/s/udyh8dvcnkiz0891j39nlqyxlyxkhh2i

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What's the best way to go for NEVE 1073 these days?

...where any similarity ends. If you're looking for 'that' old Neve sound, I don't think you'll get it from an ME-1NV.

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Preamp question

I used to own one, it was a great pre, I used to run it through the Avalon for some eq and then to the distressor. I don’t have any money at the moment that’s why I was looking into a trade. I guess I could just hold off for now and save up! Also,...

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