AMS Neve 1073OPX
Octal Mic/Line/DI preamplifier with remote control, 70dB of gain, Neve Marinair transformers, expansion slot for the Digital I/O Card
The 1073OPX is an eight-channel Microphone, Line, and Instrument preamplifier featuring Marinair transformer-coupled microphone preamplifiers. Housed in a 2 unit 19?? rackmount enclosure with an optional digital interface, the 1073OPX is the ideal preamp for any studio setup, allowing engineers, producers, and artists to expand their recording capabilities and access the legendary Neve sound once only achievable at the world?s premier studios.
The 1073OPX DI Input is a transformer-less Class-A design offering +30 to +60dB of gain with front-mounted dual concentric inputs for instrument connection.
This fully digitally controlled preamplifier has Total Recall? capability via the proprietary 1073OPX remote control software. All of the 1073OPX settings and controls can be adjusted directly from the front panel remotely by using the Neve Remote-Control software installed onto a connected MAC or PC computer. This provides a simple and elegant solution for users of DAW, Broadcast, or Live sound reinforcement systems.
Up to eight 1073OPX units can be connected to the remote-control computer, giving up to 64 Mic Preamplifiers, Line Level, or DI inputs, all controlled from a single point. The unit always powers up with all settings, levels and states as they were at power-down.
The optional Digital Card (not included) enables the device to be used as a Dante enabled Audio-over-IP preamplifier with both Primary and Secondary network capability. The Digital Card?s USB port enables the 1073OPX to function as a primary standalone audio interface for any DAW enabled computer.
A unique feature of the 1073OPX is its analogue and digital monitor return path. This feature allows the device to be used as an analogue monitoring system feeding studio loudspeakers, cue mix systems as a primary audio interface with complete I/O for any MAC/PC DAW enabled computer.
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!
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 inputRemote control software can control up to eight 1073OPX racks at a time (64 preamps!)Automatic Total Recall? of all settings.Front Mic/Line combi inputRear Mic/Line D-Type connection80Hz High pass filter-25dB padPhase flipSmart Phantom Power controlHi/Lo Impedance selector from 300? to 1.3K?Separate stereo monitor path with Independent level controlLatency-free monitoring of all signal sourcesEight front D.I inputs for instrument trackingFront-mounted Headphone outputHeat Dissipation 40 WattsInput voltage range 90-240V
Digital Card (optional add on) General Specification
USB connection for use as standalone primary audio interface/core audio device.Dante Primary and Secondary connection for Audio-over-IP application.Word Clock Sync In/OutSelectable Headroom from +18, +24, +26dB
Headroom: >+26dBu @ 1kHz (<0.5% THD+N)Frequency Response: Typically +/-0.15dB, 20Hz to 20kHzDistortion (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 stepsLine Inputs: Input Impedance ?10k?Bridging(PAD out). Gain -20dB to +20dB in 1dB stepsDI Inputs: Input Impedance >650k?. Transformer-less Class A Gain 30dB to 60dB in 1dB steps
AD/DA Card Specification
Noise: > -118dBFSDynamic Range: 120dBDistortion: <0.0007%RTL: 4.01ms (192kHz, 32 buffer)
Height: 89mm/3.5 inches (1U)Width: 484mm/19.05 inches (19? rack)Depth: 360mm/14.17 inchesWeight: 7.8Kg
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