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BAE Audio 1073 MPL Preamplifer Receives TEC Award Nomination

New Preamplifier is Recognized in Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules) Category

October 6, 2015 · Anaheim, Calif. – BAE Audio, manufacturer of audio equipment faithful to vintage design specifications, announced that its new 1073 MPL preamplifier has captured a nomination in the ‘Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)’ category for the 31st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The 1073MPL, which is result of more than two years of research and development, delivers a ‘larger than life’ sound of the classic 1073 preamplifier — in a compact package.

Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awards are the pro audio and musical instrument industries’ most prestigious awards, honoring outstanding achievement in product innovation and sound production. Following a two-month call for entries, a panel of respected industry professionals from the audio and creative disciplines carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the 1073MPL. Winners will be announced Saturday evening, January 23, 2016 in the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom and via a live web stream.

“We are pleased that the TEC Foundation has included the 1073MPL in its pool of TEC Award contenders,” commented Mark Loughman, President of BAE Audio. “Modern artists and musicians crave the authenticity and sonic integrity of vintage gear, and our 1073MPL brings the expensive, vintage console sound into an incredibly small and affordable package. I would like to extend my gratitude to the entire BAE Audio team for helping make the product launch of the 1073MPL a huge success.”

Gigantic Sound, Small Footprint
The new 1073MPL delivers the same classic class A sound that BAE preamplifiers are known for, with harmonically rich lows, slightly resonant highs, and a defined, focused midrange — all in a compact and cost effective 500 series package. Each 1073MPL is hand assembled and hand wired, and is authentic both sonically and aesthetically: from its Carnhill/St Ives transformers to its Marconi knobs, which provide a solid, tactile feel to the touch.

BAE Audio has been building the 1073 for 15 years, consecutively longer than any other company in history. While the company continues to innovate with products like the 1073MPL, it takes a ‘no-compromise’ approach to build and manufacturing, with each of its products meeting the company’s exacting standards of quality and authenticity. All of BAE Audio’s products are hand assembled and hand wired in California.

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