Designed and manufactured in England, the 1073LB retains the unique sonic characteristics of the original 1073 Classic microphone preamplifier by using the same architecture, matching components and original hand-wound transformers. And it delivers it in a modern and portable form-factor that professional producers and engineers demand.

With new features like a fine TRIM control, switchable microphone input impedance, signal presence LED, intelligent protected switching of front combi-XLR input connector and Neve’s clever Audio Processing Input design, the 1073LB takes your 500-series rack to the next level.

Simply install into an empty slot in your compatible 500-series rack, connect your microphone or line level signals and inject that legendary sound into your audio creations.


Classic transformer microphone preamp amp (Class A design)

Neve designed hand-wound transformers

Both Mic and Line inputs are transformer balanced and earth free

Gain knob with Signal Presence LED

+5/-20dB level Trim control with integrated phantom power on/off switch

Phase, Impedance and Front Input selector switches

Front combi-XLR connector with intelligent switching of phantom power

Audio Processing Insert design allows processing from adjacent Neve modules in same

LunchboxTM to be inserted into the 1073LB’s pre-output stage

Microphone Input: Gain -80db to -20dB in 5dB steps

Line Input: Input impedance 4k ohms bridging, gain -20dB to +10dB in 5dB steps

Output is transformer balanced and earth free

Distortion: Not more than 0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz at +20dBu output

(80kHz bandwidth)

Freq Response: ±0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz, -3dB at 40kHz

Crafted in England by Neve engineers
  • Model: 1073LB
  • Manufactured by: Neve