BAE 1073DMP Desktop Microphone Preamp

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Preamps & Channel Strips
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Detailed Information

The classic Neve 1073 wrote the book on characterful mic preamplification, so in designing a desktop mic preamp/DI box version, BAE aimed high. That their 1073DMP is used by bevy of top artists is testimony to their success. Done up in classic RAF blue-gray livery, the hand-wired, transformer-coupled, pure Class A 1073DMP is quite versatile, with 71dB of gain that lets you capture subdued sources with your favorite ribbon mic. Cranking the main gain stage enhances your tracks with tasty vintage-style coloration. Under the bonnet reside the finest components, such as Carnhill transformers — like those found in vintage 1073s. BAE spec’d the 1073DMP with the fabled Jensen-transformer-coupled “Bootsy Collins Mod” DI along with two throughputs. Also onboard are 48V phantom power and a polarity reverse switch. The 1073DMP delivers distinctive Class A sound with a harmonically rich bottom end, focused midrange, and slightly resonant highs. If you want a portable preamp/DI with personality and punch, Sweetwater recommends the BAE 1073DMP. It’s the sound of rock ‘n’ roll.

BAE 1073DMP Desktop Mic Preamp/DI Features:

  • All Class A, hand-wired transformer-coupled design in a compact DI box form factor
  • Same Carnhill St Ives transformers as the 1073 and 1084
  • Jensen-transformer-coupled “Bootsy Collins” DI mod and two throughputs
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-55kHz (-3dB)
  • Mic pre input impedance: 1200 ohms
  • DI impedance: 150k ohms
  • Output impedance: 65 ohms
  • Common mode rejection ratio: 100dB min at 60Hz
  • Maximum output level: +27.4 dBu at 600ohms
  • 71dB of gain on tap handles low-out ribbon mics