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Neve 1081 preamp clones?
Old 8th October 2005
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Neve 1081 preamp clones?

If not, Is there a preamp that comes close to a 1081 tonewise? What about the new ISA 110? Opinions please. Thanks
Old 8th October 2005
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Ive never used one but heard good thngs

http://www.mercenary.com/chltmicpr.html

or

http://www.mercenary.com/greatrivelmp.html
Old 8th October 2005
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the new neves do it right... don't know of anything else... the Shep SN8s are the heat, but more 1073ish with an extra mid EQ band
Old 8th October 2005
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Vintech makes an X81

http://www.vintech-audio.com/x81_info.html

I own an X73 which I think is a great mic pre and EQ. The EQ section on the X81 is a little more robust. Good Luck!
Old 22nd February 2011
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Guess il bump this instead of asking the same Q

TNC ACMP-81 on ebay for $600 right now (edit looks like it has been modded) New! TNC PreAmplifier EQ Neve ACMP-81 Awesome 1081 - eBay (item 360339280974 end time Feb-24-11 17:57:01 PST)

Anyone have any experience with it?
Old 22nd February 2011
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Guess il bump this instead of asking the same Q
Good thinking!
Old 23rd February 2011
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The Vintech X81 is nice but not a Neve. I have a pair and love them but the EQ section does not have the smooth highs of the real deal. Mine are the first year Vintech and I know they made some changes but don't know if any where made to the EQ section.
Old 23rd February 2011
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Guess il bump this instead of asking the same Q

TNC ACMP-81 on ebay for $600 right now (edit looks like it has been modded) New! TNC PreAmplifier EQ Neve ACMP-81 Awesome 1081 - eBay (item 360339280974 end time Feb-24-11 17:57:01 PST)

Anyone have any experience with it?
Yes, I have two of them from a GS group buy. There is a design flaw that causes a bad hum in the EQ section. If the seller had them modded, they might be ok.
Old 3rd March 2011
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Old 18th May 2012
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I want to bump this thread. I'm looking for the the whole thing but I really want it for the EQ section. Which one of the clones has a close enough eq to the original?
Old 18th May 2012
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Heritage Audio make 8173 that has 1073 pre and 1081 eq section and for a good price
Old 18th May 2012
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Heritage Audio make 8173 that has 1073 pre and 1081 eq section and for a good price
Thanks. Do you have to go through one of their distributors to find out the price? I don't see it on their web site.

I was looking at the chandler ltd1 and like it but I keep thinking that it's even out of my price range right now. I would really like to find an eq that would be the same but I understand the the preamp circuitry is what give it it's character. Thanks again.
Old 19th May 2012
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Heritage Audio make 8173 that has 1073 pre and 1081 eq section and for a good price
Sounds Interesting
Old 23rd December 2014
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Also in the market for a 1081 clone. Looking into the Chameleon Labs 581. Can't seem to find the VintageDesign M581, do they still make it?
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