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Favourite 500 Series Neve 1073 Pre Clone
Old 31st March 2021
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Favourite 500 Series Neve 1073 Pre Clone

Golden Age Premier 573
Black Lion B173
Vintech Audio VA573
Heritage Audio 73 Jr

I’m in the market for a good 1073 clone, which of the above would ye guys prefer and why??
Old 12th April 2021
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A lot of audio devices can be packaged in a single-slot 500 series module. But the true 1073 circuit has two transformers (one fairly large), discrete components, and the internal parts of gain rotor switches. It is a physical puzzle that is sometimes solved by downsizing or”slightly” changing components so the package fits and works within the parameters of 500 frame power supplies.
I compared the full-build and 500 series specs of one 1073 clone producer last year. The 500 series manual did not publish all the same specs and was slightly different in gain.
I would not buy or recommend a single-space 500 series 1073 clone.
Old 12th April 2021
  #3
If you know how to solder add the AML ez1073-500 mic pre kit to your list. I just finished building my second and they're so good. They're bare bones but the sound is uncompromising. The instructions are excellent but come to think of it for an extra 90 pounds you can get it preassembled.

http://www.audiomaintenance.com/acat...nded_info.html

Last edited by D_T_Music; 12th April 2021 at 10:55 PM..
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