Heritage Audio HA73EQ ELITE - Mic Preamp with EQ - Special Order

Heritage Audio HA73EQ ELITE - Mic Preamp with EQ - Special Order

A Classic Pre/EQ That Won't Break the Bank The HA 73EQ from Heritage Audio is a 1 RU mono Elite Series microphone preamplifier with EQ designed to...

Vendor :Heritage Audio

Type :Microphone Preamps

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A Classic Pre/EQ That Won't Break the Bank

The HA 73EQ from Heritage Audio is a 1 RU mono Elite Series microphone preamplifier with EQ designed to provide the sound of classic Neve 1073 preamps and equalizers for recording engineers, musicians, and vocalists in mobile-recording rigs and home, project, and commercial studios. Leveraging the expertise and reputation obtained with its popular hand wired, extremely time-consuming hand soldered series, HA is able to offer a zero compromise, high quality yet very affordable alternative to the growing entry-level brands.

 

The Holy Grail of EQ

The vintage 1073 is the holy grail of EQ, and the Heritage Audio 73EQ JR nails its sonics and behaviour (complete with its fabled harmonic distortion). It's a three-band affair, with ±16dB of fixed HF shelving; ±18dB of fixed-Q midband peaking with selectable center frequencies at 360Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, and 7.2kHz; and ±16dB of LF shelving, selectable at 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz, and 220Hz. A highpass filter, selectable at 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz, and 300Hz, lets you trim your signals of unwanted low end. If you've never worked with a 1073-style EQ before, all we can say is: you're in for a serious treat.

 


Main features:


  • Fully discrete, 3-stage Class A mic preamp with 80dB of gain
  • Industry-standard ​​Carnhill transformers hand-wound in St Ives, England
  • Separate input and output gain controls let you drive the input for saturation without overloading the output
  • Line input on separate XLR for adding warmth and girth to pre-recorded tracks
  • 20dB PAD on the mic input to avoid overloading the input transformer when desired
  • LOZ switches the input impedance of the mic transformer from 1200 to 300 ohms
  • 80Hz highpass filter; +48V phantom power; polarity reverse
  • Ultra-high-impedance JFET-based DI input
  • Fully discrete classic 3-band EQ with vintage-correct inductors
  • High-frequency shelf at 12kHz
  • Mid-band selectable between 6 frequencies and OFF
  • Low-frequency shelf selectable between 4 frequencies and OFF
  • Inductor-based highpass filter, frequency selectable between 4 frequencies and OFF
  • Rugged 19" 1RU format chassis
  • External universal power supply for worldwide use

  • Tech Specs:

    • Preamp Type: Class A Solid State
    • Number of Channels: Single channel
    • Phantom Power: Yes
    • Pads: -20dB
    • Polarity Switch: Yes
    • EQ: 3-band EQ, High Shelf @ 12kHz, Low Shelf 35Hz-220Hz, High Pass Filter 50Hz-300Hz
    • Analog Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x XLR (line)
    • Analog Outputs: 1 x XLR
    • Rack Spaces: 1U
    • Power Source: External AC adapter power supply (included)

    The Heritage Audio HA73EQ ELITE is available on special order, contact us for more information. The online Pro Audio specialists in South Africa