Heritage Audio HA73EQX2 ELITE 2-channel Microphone Preamp & EQ - On Special Order

Heritage Audio HA73EQX2 ELITE 2-channel Microphone Preamp & EQ - On Special Order

Twice as Nice Heritage Audio's HA73EQX2 classic 2-channel '73 Pre/EQ is twice as nice the HA73EQ ELITE. This hand-wired, dual-channel mic preamp gives a lot of...

Vendor :Heritage Audio

Type :Microphone Preamps

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Twice as Nice

Heritage Audio's HA73EQX2 classic 2-channel '73 Pre/EQ is twice as nice the HA73EQ ELITE. This hand-wired, dual-channel mic preamp gives a lot of style and vintage sound to any recording studio. It provides that warm, creamy tone associated with the classic British sound of the 1970s (The Beatles). The EQ offers low-shelving, high-pass filtering, a mid-band EQ, and a fixed 12 kHz high shelf. As for the mic section, you're given all the options commensurate with a high-quality preamp: Phase-reversal, phantom power, a 20 dB pad, impedance switching, and stepped attenuators on the gain stage. 

The mother of all preamps

The HA73EQ ELITE 2-channel preamp/EQ packs your rack with a potent dose of vintage vibe. It's developed on the iconic 1073, amplifying any microphone or instrument with vibrant clarity and punch. Drive the input harder to get rich, saturated sound like you would on a vintage console. With 80dB of gain, you've got a preamp that's ready to bring out the best in any microphone — condenser, dynamic, or ribbon.

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 at 12kHz; ±18dB of fixed-Q midband peaking with selectable centre 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:


  • ​Built to the same specifications as the acclaimed ´73JR, ´73EQJR and DMA73 models
  • Industry-standard Carnhill transformers, handwound in St Ives, England
  • 80dB, fully discrete 3-stage Class A dual-channel mic preamp
  • Line input on separate XLR for adding girth and warmth to prerecorded tracks
  • 20dB Pad on mic input to avoid overloading the input transformer when desired
  • LOZ, switches the input impedance of the mic transformer from 200 to 50 ohms
  • Ultra-high-impedance, JFET-based DI
  • Fully discrete, 3-band equalizer with vintage-spec inductors
  • HF shelf at 12kHz
  • Mid-band selectable between 6 different frequencies and Off
  • LF shelf selectable between 4 different frequencies and Off
  • Inductor-based Highpass filter, selectable between 4 different frequencies and OFF
  • Mil-spec construction; 1RU chassis with RAF-gray faceplate
  • External universal power supply for worldwide use​
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    Tech Specs:

    • Preamp Type: Class A Solid State
    • Number of Channels: 2
    • 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: 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 2 x XLR (mic), 2 x XLR (line)
    • Analog Outputs: 2 x XLR
    • Rack Spaces: 2U
    • Power Source: External AC adapter power supply (included)

    The Heritage Audio HA73EQX2 ELITE is available on special order, please contact us for more information. The online Pro Audio specialists in South Africa