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Neve 31099 Transformer
Old 19th August 2016
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Neve 31099 Transformer

Hi Everyone, Im looking into buying a Neve 31099 and have recently learned that they came with 2 different inout transformers. Geoff Tanner said "Early models of both used 10468 mic input transformers but later versions moved on to the Belclere TF10014"

Can anyone shed some light on which they feel is better overall (sonically, reliability, etc.) I believe I heard that some other Neve modules used Belclere trannys swell so maybe someone thats used those can share some input as well.

I have found one with the Belclere but have not found one with the 10468. Any input would be appreciated!
Old 21st August 2016
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Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Old 23rd August 2016
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I have never seen a 31099 (or 1099) with a Belclere mic input transformer, so would love to see a picture if you have one.
But either way, i would most def. prefer one with the 10468 transformer for the mic input since its the "classic" one used in all the 10xx series modules form Neve.
Old 23rd August 2016
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I have never seen a 31099 (or 1099) with a Belclere mic input transformer, so would love to see a picture if you have one.
But either way, i would most def. prefer one with the 10468 transformer for the mic input since its the "classic" one used in all the 10xx series modules form Neve.
Thanks for the response. I'm working on getting pictures of the guts, but I have to put down a deposit first. I'll post them here if I get them.

It would be interested to know how many were manufactured with each kind of transformer and what the sonic "differences" are and to also see if its the designated Belclere line input transformer (TF10015) or a TF10014 mic transformer wired backwards. Interesting stuff for sure.
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