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1272 and 1073 what's the diff besides eq/??
Old 23rd December 2002
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1272 and 1073 what's the diff besides eq/??

Brent Averill's site makes these things the same besides the eq. Is this correct?? What are the differences???
Old 23rd December 2002
Capitol Studios Paris
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If you call Brent Averill, he or Avedis could explain in more detail (they are great guys and very helpful, I have found), but from what I recall, the 1073 has a third gain stage that kicks in roughly around the 50-60dB level. The 1272 was originally a line amp circuit, not a mic pre. Also, I believe the 1272s are made/composed/racked with brand new St Ives output trannies....and personally, I like the sound of the old St Ives iron in the 'vintage' pre/EQs. The new St Ives are supposed to be exactly the same model and method of manufacture as the old ones, but time does seem to change the sound a bit.

BTW, there are many other good Neve pre/EQs besides the 1073s....the 1089, 1099, 1064, 1066 are all (I believe) class A, some with the same EQ frequencies (like the 1089, which is essentially a 1073 with the line in gain pot in the opposite direction), some with different ones (like the 1064 or 1099). All are very, very nice; in fact, these Neve channels are still unbeatable (for me) at what they do best.
Old 23rd December 2002
Lives for gear
The line input is a really nice feature on the 1073 etc. Even if you don't use the eq running a recorded signal through the line in transformer can really add a nice tone to a signal during mix downs.
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