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Neve 1073, 1081 Racks, which brand? and why?
View Poll Results: Which rack would you prefer for your vintage neve module?
AMS neve
3 Votes - 100.00%
Botique Audio
0 Votes - 0%
Vintage King
0 Votes - 0%
Other Custom Rack
0 Votes - 0%
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Old 28th January 2009
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DONNX's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Neve 1073, 1081 Racks, which brand? and why?


Just curious and wanting to know which Neve rack/psu works the best with vintage neve modules?

Which one is the best for low noise and reliability? Who builds the best one for vintage neve modules in your opinion and why?

Does any particular brand allow the module to sound and perform better?

Or it really doesn't matter. They all will do the job?

From what I have read here on GS, AMS racks are the most preferred. Why is this so? Are AMS racks the only neve racks actually made right?

Has anyone actually compared the racks or owned any of the ones listed?
I can't help but notice seeing quite a few boutique audio racks being sold off in the used market. So I thought to inquire.

Thanks for the input.
Old 29th January 2009
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kingofswing's Avatar
3 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
It's probably as simple as this:

When people buy an AMS rack, they never talk about it. It's rock solid, quiet and works like it should.

When people buy a VK rack or alike...you know the rest.

FWIW, the VK racks have been reported to suffer from slight noise issues at around 60hz here in the UK. I would never by it.
Old 29th January 2009 | Show parent
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Neville H.'s Avatar
🎧 10 years
I have a Brent Averill rack and it works fine for me.
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