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BAE Audio 1073D
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The 1073D (Deluxe) is essentially a 1073 module with extra high frequencies and a direct input for the 500 series market. Built using the same exact parts as the 10 series module, the 1073D features Carnhill transformers, Elma gold plated switches and Canford wire making this the best sounding Class A mic‐pre EQ module on the block.

Because BAE did not want to compromise, the parts are such that they made this a 3 space wide module for optimal quality in contrast to building a smaller rack space version lacking the same premium components.

  • High Frequency: +/-16dB fixed frequency shelving at 10kHz, 12kHz and 16kHz
  • Low Frequency: +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz
  • Mid Range: +/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' with, selectable centre frequencies of 0.36kHz, 0.7kHz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz & 7.2kHz
  • High Pass Filter: 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz & 300Hz
  • Phase Button: 180°


Do I need a high end tracking compressor - is it worth the outlay?

So last week I got a BAE 1073D in a lunchbox, definitely a nice alternative to the Millennia STT-1 (which I still very much like, especially the valve pre part) the 1073D is coloured in a good way and I can see me using it for way more than just vocals. I'm currently lining up...

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BAE overhyped?

...I use them interchangeably, because in a real life situation you can’t tell them apart. I also own a BAE 1073D and a Heritage 1073/500. They sound quite different from eachother, as each company has their own interpretation of the 1073 sound across their respective products. I love and use both. I owned the Heritage...

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What’s your favorite 500 series preamp for vocals?

I like the BAE 1073D a lot for vocals. I make frequent use of the EQ on the way in -- I might add a little air, cut a little honk, or aggressively roll off excessive lows.

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