UPC/EAN #5060834530260     MPN #1073OPX with ADAT/USB Digital I/O Card Bundle    


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Octal Mic/Line/DI preamplifier with remote control, 70dB of gain, Neve Marinair transformers, USB and ADAT digital connectivity

Where Legend Meets Future.
Packing eight 1073 remote-controllable preamps in a 2U rackmount case, the 1073OPX suits modern DAW-based workflows, where space is at a premium, whilst also offering that 1073 sound everyone knows and loves. It's the Swiss Army knife for modern studios.

Remote Control
Every switch setting gain position and routing option can be remotely controlled from the 1073OPX app. This feature unlocks vast potential for many modern studios, live sound venues and broadcast suites. In addition, up to eight OPX units can be remotely controlled from the OPX app for 64 total remote-controlled 1073 preamps!

USB/Dante AD/DA Conversion
The new 1073OPX USB/ADAT card introduces two new modes of operation that will take your recording and mixing experience to the next level.

The first mode is the USB/ADAT Hub mode, which enables you to transform your 1073OPX into an expandable USB audio interface. USB/ADAT Hub mode provides up to 16 inputs and 10 outputs via a single USB connection, making it easier to integrate analogue gear into your digital workflow. This feature is especially useful for those who need to mix and record with multiple sources simultaneously, providing a comprehensive and streamlined USB solution.

The second mode is the ADAT standalone mode, which allows you to expand an existing ADAT-compatible audio interface digitally via ADAT optical connection. When using ADAT standalone mode, you can add eight Neve 1073 preamps and an additional stereo output to your existing audio interface, providing a significant upgrade to your recording setup. This mode is perfect for those who already have an ADAT-equipped audio interface and want to enhance its capabilities with legendary Neve sound.

Marinair Transformers
The eight microphone preamps are balanced using our patented Marinair transformers. This crucial element produces a sublime preamp quality and tone that is unmatched in the audio industry.

1dB Stepped Gain
The 1073OPX preamps are controlled from the stepped gain encoder in 1dB steps. This feature offers ultimate accuracy for stereo pairs and instrument groups through local or remote control.

Mic, Line, DI
Three inputs for microphone, line and instrument with independent gain settings & connections provide ideal recording inputs for the modern studio environment.

Class A DI
The instrument DI uses a unique class-A design and FET transistor to produce musical colouration and high performance for any connected instrument.

Smart Switch Controls
The innovative phantom power circuit uses built-in intelligence to ensure that the +48v is only sent to the microphone input, no matter what is connected. The -25dB of attenuation provided by the PAD switch is essential when recording a wide range of inputs and microphone types, whilst the 180-degree phase flip feature is handy in multi-microphone setups with multiple preamps. The 80Hz 12dB/Octave filter is perfect for cutting unwanted bass frequencies when recording higher register instruments.

Lo Z Impedance
The impedance switch toggles between 1.2kOhms and 300Ohms. These two settings optimise the preamp impedance for any modern or vintage microphone.

Front & Rear Connections
The 1073OPX has both front and rear input connections with independent switching. This layout allows for complete integration into a studio rack and a simple direct link to the front of the unit at any time without having to re-patch.

Monitoring & Summing
The 1073OPX analogue and digital monitor paths are ideal for connecting to studio loudspeakers with front-mounted headphone monitoring connections. In addition, each preamp output can be routed into the monitor path for latency-free monitoring or analogue summing.
  • 8 Channels of remote-controlled 1073 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamplifiers.
  • Exclusive Neve Marinair transformers on Microphone input.
  • Class-A transformer-less DI input
  • Remote control software can control up to eight 1073OPX racks at a time (64 preamps!)
  • Automatic Total Recall? of all settings.
  • Front Mic/Line combi input
  • Rear Mic/Line D-Type connection
  • 80Hz High pass filter
  • -25dB pad
  • Phase flip
  • Smart Phantom Power control
  • Hi/Lo Impedance selector from 300? to 1.3K?
  • Separate stereo monitor path with Independent level control
  • Latency-free monitoring of all signal sources
  • Eight front D.I inputs for instrument tracking
  • Front-mounted Headphone output
  • Heat Dissipation 40 Watts
  • Input voltage range 90-240V
  • Audio Performance
  • Headroom: >+26dBu @ 1kHz (<0.5% THD+N)
  • Frequency Response: Typically +/-0.15dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Distortion (THD+N): Typically 0.002% @ 1kHz (measured at +20dBu, 10Hz to 80kHz filter)
  • General Noise: <-85dBu (20Hz to 22kHz filter)
  • Mic EIN Noise: Typically -125dBu (20Hz to 20kHz)
  • Microphone Inputs: Input Impedance ?300? or ?1.3k? (PAD out). Transformer coupled. Gain 20dB to 70dB in 1dB steps
  • Line Inputs: Input Impedance ?10k?Bridging(PAD out). Gain -20dB to +20dB in 1dB steps
  • DI Inputs: Input Impedance >650k?. Transformer-less Class A Gain 30dB to 60dB in 1dB steps

  • AD/DA Card Specification
  • Noise: > -118dBFS
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • Distortion: <0.0007%
  • RTL: 4.01ms (192kHz, 32 buffer)

  • Dimensions
  • Height: 89mm/3.5 inches (2U)
  • Width: 484mm/19.05 inches (19? rack)
  • Depth: 360mm/14.17 inches
  • Weight: 7.8Kg
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