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neve 1073 - buy it or not?
Old 12th July 2005
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neve 1073 - buy it or not?

hi
I could get two 1073 pre&eq modules for 4200 euro - good deal?

are there different 1073? which one ist the one with the killer sound? I heard the later models (as usual) dont sound as cool as the older stuff - how can I check if its an older one?

sorry - new to neve world - used api and tube stuff

thx

luke
Old 12th July 2005
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which one ist the one with the killer sound?...
Can´t help....it´s the Wunder PEQ-1R
Old 12th July 2005
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Can´t help....it´s the Wunder PEQ-1R
c`mon...? better than the original?
Old 12th July 2005
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Hi lukas,

I don't know much about Neve clones but I like the 1084 module.
Same mic amp as 1073 but with more freqs on the HF shelf.
10, 12 and 16k, if I remember rightly, rather than just 12k.
I think the new AMS Neve stuff sounds great, once its "run in".
Old 12th July 2005
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I and some engineer mates did a direct shootout and liked the Wunder better

As some of you know, the Wunder is not a Neve clone.
Old 14th July 2005
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I'd go with the Neve!

:-)

Mike
Old 14th July 2005
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The 1073 is a standard by which many a mic pre is judged. A 1073 could bring you work from people who must have it. Many of your favorite albums likely feature them.

If you have the coin, and a way to make sure that the units are properly sorted, I say you can't go wrong. I don't see them getting more affordable as time goes by.

IF on the other hand, you need 1073 magic without the pain associated with kissing 4000 Euro's goodbye, you might want to take a good long look at the Aurora GTQ2.
Old 14th July 2005
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what about the different 1073 models..? the one I can get is from the "1989 modification" I heard later models after 1992 sound worse

does anybody knows what that means? neve freaks?

thx
Old 14th July 2005
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Believe it or not - MY Wunder sounds better than others
Old 14th July 2005
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Before you buy ,get em checked..
If you want the neve sound and can afford the originals
the 1073's are great.
I have 1073's,84's and the Wunders as well and they are different ..I don't view the stuff as Neve versus anything..they're all cool.
One thing I have noticed is that the Wunder's can't dirty up when you push em like the Neves..
Which for rock n' roll is priceless to me.
still just different tools that work great.

Despite the fact that Shaman wants to hijack it and turn it into a "this is better than that thread" silly man you.
nice paint job btw.
Old 15th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lukas
what about the different 1073 models..? the one I can get is from the "1989 modification" I heard later models after 1992 sound worse

does anybody knows what that means? neve freaks?

thx
Hmm, I thought they were only made in the 70s and then no production at all until the recent AMS reissue. Never heard of "1989 modification"
Old 15th July 2005
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Never heard of "1989 modification"
Me either- '89 Mod?

The main differences in 1073 modules are the transformers...The earlier ones used Marinair transformers, then when Marinair went out of business they used St Ives/Carnhill transformers. I like the Marinair transformers sound just a little better if given the choice, although both are great.

Apparently when Marinair went out of business, they didn't give all the transformer specs to St Ives, so the sound naturally changed a bit due to slight differences in manufacturing.

Of course, Geoff Tanner would be the man to ask about the gory details....
Old 15th July 2005
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Originally Posted by echorec
Hmm, I thought they were only made in the 70s and then no production at all until the recent AMS reissue. Never heard of "1989 modification"
I think G. Tanner mentioned they did manufacture some for replacement/ spares for already existing consoles later on.
Old 15th July 2005
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forget the pres...shaman whered did you get the spiffy silver vent panels?

cheers
SP
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