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.