Definitive British Preamp/EQ, Enhanced
Neve 80 series consoles defined the sound of 1970s rock 'n' roll; their original 1073 preamp and EQ modules wrote the book on characterful mic preamplification and punchy equalization. Introduced later in the decade, the 1084 included several enhancements under the bonnet, most notably selectable HF frequency centers and a lowpass filter. Done up in classic RAF blue-gray livery, the BAE 1084 Rackmount nails the authentic sound of the vintage modules, using the same hand-wired, transformer-coupled Class A design and original-spec components like Carnhill St. Ives transformers, Elma switches, and Canford wire. With 80dB of gain on tap, the 1084 lets you capture subdued sources with your favorite ribbon mic. Cranking preamp gain enhances your tracks with tasty vintage-style coloration. The 1084 is fitted with concentric highpass and lowpass filters to curtail undesirable frequency extremes that could mar an otherwise perfect performance. And the 1084's renowned 3-band EQ section can enhance anything. The BAE 1084. Take it from Sweetwater: this is the stuff of legend.
BAE 1084 Features:
* All Class A, hand-wired transformer-coupled design* 80dB of gain on tap handles low-out ribbon mics* Highpass filter: Off, 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz, and 300Hz* Lowpass filter: Off, 6kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 14kHz, and 18kHz* 3-band EQ section* HF: +/-16dB shelving, selectable center frequencies at 10kHz, 12kHz, and 16kHz* MF: +/-18dB peaking, fixed Q, selectable center frequencies at 360Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, and 7.2kHz* LF: +/-16dB shelving, selectable center frequencies at 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz, and 220Hz* Handles line-level inputs for added versatility* High-impedance DI for guitar, bass, synth, and other sources* Polarity reverse switch* Original-spec components include Carnhill St. Ives transformers, Elma switches, and Canford wire* Frequency response: 10Hz-55kHz (-3dB)* Mic input impedance selector switches between 1200 and 300 ohms* Line input impedance: 10k ohms; DI Input Impedance 150k ohms* Output impedance: 65 ohms* Common mode rejection ratio: 100dB min at 60Hz* Maximum output level: +27.4 dBu at 600ohms* Regulated linear power supply runs up to two channels
* Preamp Type: Neve* Number of Channels: Single channel * Phantom Power: Yes * EQ: 3-band EQ, High Pass Filters, Low Pass Filters * Analog Inputs: 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x XLR (line), 1 x 1/4" (DI Hi-Z) * Analog Outputs: 1 x XLR * Frequency Response: 10Hz-55kHz (-3dB) * Rack Spaces: 1U * Power Source: External power extra* Height: 1.75" * Depth: 9" * Width: 19" * Weight: 10 lbs. * Manufacturer Part Number: 1084W