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Anyone tried the Golden Age Project PRE-73? Condenser Microphones
Old 17th April 2008
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Anyone tried the Golden Age Project PRE-73?

Hi. Has anyone heard of or tried the Golden Age Project PRE-73 preamp?

It is advertised in this months Sound On Sound.
It is a Neve 1073 inspired pre and is capable of 80dB of gain and only costs £229 / 299 euro!!!
Old 22nd April 2008
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Funny that!! I was going to ask the very same question.
"Great minds think alike. Fools seldom differ" - as my grandmother used to say.
Old 23rd April 2008
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any links to this product?
Old 23rd April 2008
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any links to this product?
Haven't been able to find any links. I saw the ad in May's Sound On Sound!
Old 23rd April 2008
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Old 25th April 2008
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I googled it and... nothing.

Sounds like the group buy thing going on right now.
Old 25th April 2008
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Hmmmm!

I contacted a dealer and even he doesn't know anything about it!

Maybe it's unreleased or even vapourware?
Old 25th April 2008
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Hi. Has anyone heard of or tried the Golden Age Project PRE-73 preamp?

It is advertised in this months Sound On Sound.
It is a Neve 1073 inspired pre and is capable of 80dB of gain and only costs £229 / 299 euro!!!
Cool so that means when I get my group buy units I can sell them for $550. heh

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Old 4th May 2008
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I asked about it on their forum\guestbook
I hope its not "vaporware"
Old 4th May 2008
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Bo informed me it should be july.
They are 73 isch preamps, discrete with
transformers but not with eq as the group buy ones

Matti
Old 4th May 2008
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Bo informed me it should be july.
They are 73 isch preamps, discrete with
transformers but not with eq as the group buy ones

Matti
if it's a dual 1290 clone then much better. the chameleon labs thing is overpriced anyway.
Old 4th May 2008
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"The GAP PRE-73 is the first one-channel low-cost preamp on the market that is using a fully discrete signal path with three separate transformers for the balanced mic input, the line input and the output.
The circuit is very similar to the classical preamp section of the Neve 1073 pre/eq module with a corresponding sound character that is warm, punchy, sweet and musical.
This classical sound has been heard on countless recordings through the years and it is a versatile sound that works very well on most sound sources and in most genres.

The PRE-73 has a maximum gain of 80 dB on the mic input and the gain range on the Line input is -20 to + 10 dB.
There is also a high-impedance instrument input.

The PRE-73 is perfect for almost any signal source, no matter if it’s a microphone with a high or low sensitivity (like a passive ribbon mic), a syntheziser or sound module or an electric guitar or bass.

The input impedance of the microphone input can be switched between 300 and 1200 ohms, which makes it possible to affect the tone of most microphones. There is also phase switch and an simple 4-step LED signal level meter.

The output level control makes it possible to make fine gain adjustments and also to overload the main gain stage for more character and then lower the signal to a suitable level before the output stage.

The PRE-73 will sell for only 249,90 EUR including VAT tax."

from always friendly Bo

Matti
Old 4th May 2008
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that's pretty much it for me. i just hope there's decent trafos in there.
Old 29th May 2008
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It is advertized by Swedens largest chain of music equipment stores at under 180€/270 USD ex VAT!!! Who needs a group buy? ;-) Is it really possible do do it this cheap? Have we been robbed blind by Vintech/Vintage Design et al? Not to mention AMS Neve... Is there a god?
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It is advertized by Swedens largest chain of music equipment stores at under 180€/270 USD ex VAT!!! Who needs a group buy? ;-) Is it really possible do do it this cheap? Have we been robbed blind by Vintech/Vintage Design et al? Not to mention AMS Neve... Is there a god?

We get EQ as wellheh

Theres probably a way to make anything for cheap... whether it will be as good as "the real thing" though...
Old 29th May 2008
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What Group Buy?
Where?
Old 29th May 2008
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I will probably take one or 2 of these also,
BUT I ordered some from the GB for the 81´ish eq´s.
-good times for us not willing to pay fortunes

Matti
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Old 29th May 2008
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Ruudman, sorry you´re bit late!

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Old 29th May 2008
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matti,

where is that picture from?
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Old 31st May 2008
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So has anyone heard how one of these sound?
Old 31st May 2008
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Bo informed me it should be july.
They are 73 isch preamps, discrete with
transformers but not with eq as the group buy ones

Matti
Matti

P.S. Actually he offered to sell me one of his early examples, but him being
in Sweden and me in Finland I never heard them
Old 31st May 2008
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Wow,
This is neve topology for... almost free

Viva la china! heh
Old 1st June 2008
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how much is that in usa dollars
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Old 2nd June 2008
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I´m thinking about buying one this week.
Old 3rd June 2008
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I´m thinking about buying one this week.
can you get one this week!?

where can i find that sort of deal?
Old 3rd June 2008
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can you get one this week!?

where can i find that sort of deal?
EDIT: I emailed the store and they replied that they´ll have it in 2-3 months.

I guess. Check this link:

- MUSIKBÖRSEN -

I have several "musikbörsen" (the stores that are selling them) within 20 mins from my home.

It´s 1995 swedish crowns = 213.55 euros.
Old 4th June 2008
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EDIT: I emailed the store and they replied that they´ll have it in 2-3 months.

I guess. Check this link:

- MUSIKBÖRSEN -

I have several "musikbörsen" (the stores that are selling them) within 20 mins from my home.

It´s 1995 swedish crowns = 213.55 euros.
but do they have them in stock? i think that's they bit that's not quite clear...
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