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neve 4081 vs. 1081r
Old 9th January 2009
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neve 4081 vs. 1081r

I've used the search as well, but didn't find de facto answers. What are the real differences between these? I know what are the differences in the original 1081 with eq, but why is it so "cheap" compared to the elder brother?
I emailed ams-neve more than a week ago, but sadly they're not responding anything.
Is anyone know the differences?

Tamas Dragon
Old 10th January 2009
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I've used the search as well, but didn't find de facto answers. What are the real differences between these? I know what are the differences in the original 1081 with eq, but why is it so "cheap" compared to the elder brother?
I emailed ams-neve more than a week ago, but sadly they're not responding anything.
Is anyone know the differences?

Tamas Dragon
Two things. One, no eq.which is a big part of the 1081 sought after sound which adds a lot to the cost..
And secondly, the 4081 has more surface mounted connections vs all point to point hand wiring which is more expensive to produce. Still a nice piece. The software remote is very cool.
I have just returned mine. Not because it's bad but, I decided I wanted more colored pre's. So, I went with 4 Ma5's from Avedis in the lunchbox.
So, I guess it depends on what sound your going for. It kind of lacks
a lot of character(but, has a little sheen) on it's own without the eq. Neutral sounding.
So, don't expect any wow factor, just clean and neutral.

Trevor
Old 10th January 2009
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no eq
The 1081R doesn´t have an EQ either. I guess you are referring to the 1081.

I´d be really interested in A/B comparisons of the 4081 and the 1081R or 1081 without use of the EQ, too.
Old 11th January 2009
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There must be some cheat if even ams-neve does not answer...
Old 20th November 2018
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I am curious to know the answer to this too.
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