Vintage King Audio, a leading dealer of high-end new and vintage recording equipment based in Detroit, announces the release of the Neve 1073LBEQ 500 Series Mono Equalizer Module ($1,295) from AMS Neve. AMS Neve has officially re-created the original Neve 1073’s big punchy sound for the second time; the EQ joins the Neve 1073LB mic pre, which debuted last fall at AES 2010, in the company’s roster of 500 Series format lunchbox modules.
Crafted in England by Neve engineers, the 1073LBEQ retains the unique sonic characteristics of its original predecessor by using the same architecture, matching components and 3-band EQ design. It also offers new features, including a signal presence LED and Neve’s Audio Processing Insert design, and allows the audio to and from the EQ module to be inserted into the audio path of an existing 1073LB.
The Neve 1073LB 500 Series EQ is available in the United States exclusively through Vintage King Audio and select distributors worldwide, and will begin shipping on April 28, 2011.
“The industry’s response to the Neve 1073LB mic preamp was overwhelmingly positive and we anticipate that the 1073LBEQ will do equally as well in the marketplace,” says Mike Nehra, co-owner of Vintage King Audio. “Vintage King’s customers specifically asked for the 1073 in a 500 Series format and we worked closely with Neve for some time to bring it to the market. You can tell Neve really took pride and went to great lengths with this EQ as well as the 1073LB mic pre. The build quality is solid, and the tone of this unit stands neck in neck with classic and new Neve 1073 modules.”
For more information, go to Vintage King Audio’s AMS Neve 1073LBEQ page.