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The 8173 module is a Heritage Audio´s new design, which has been engineered to fill input module slots in the restoration process of vintage 80 Series sound mixing consoles. It is also compatible with the Heritage Audio Frame 8 and Rack 2 powered enclosures. The 8173 could be easily described as a 1073 with the mid bands of a 1081. We´ve decided to keep the 1073 Baxandall shelving lo and hi eq bands as they sound amazing, but have implemented a choice of 3 hi shelving frequencies, a la 1084. Special care has been taken in sourcing the correct components that ensure performance will be as close to a 1070s unit as it is possible nowadays. Custom polystyrene and film tone capacitors have been developed to closely match the Siemens Styroflex and Mullard Mustard types of the late 60s and early 70s. Custom input transformers have also been co designed with Carnhill Transformers´ Oxford factory to our special requirements. The Heritage Audio 8173 is entirely handmade in our facilities in Spain, employing the same old-fashioned wiring and soldering techniques of the 70s. All its circuitry is held into five plug in cards. Specifications: Microphone input impedance: HI, 1200 Ohm minimum, LO, 300 Ohm minimum. Higher gain positions gradually have greater impedances, optimum for lo gain ribbon mics. Input is transformer balanced and floating. Line input impedance: 10KOhms bridging, transformer balanced and floating. Output impedance: Less than 75 Ohms, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 Ohms. Maximum output: Greater than +26dBu into 600 Ohms, THD: Less than 0.025% at 1Khz, Less than 0.05% at 100Hz. Frequency response :20Hz (+0.3dB) to 20Khz (-0.2dB). Maximum Gain: Slightly greater than 80dB. Noise: Less than -100dBu. Power consumption: Less than 110 mA @24VDC.

2.645 €
36 Instalments 91,31€ / month
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The  6673 module is a Heritage Audio´s new design which has been engineered to fill input module slots in the restoration process of vintage 80 Series sound mixing consoles. It is also compatible with the Heritage Audio Frame 8 and Rack 2 powered enclosures. The 6673 is a 4 band equalizer in a 1073 sized module, combining the mid band of the vintage 1066 module and an expanded 1073 mid band. This fact allows a more complex equalizing whilst at the same time maintaining the same sonic qualities. Vintage connoisseurs already know how sweet the 1066 mid band sounds and how well it complements the 1073´s one. Additionally the 6673 features three frequency´s options for the high shelf, as opposed to the fixed ones on both the 1073 and 1066, covering both. Special care has been taken in sourcing the correct components that ensure performance will be as close to a 1070s unit as it is possible nowadays. Custom polystyrene and film tone capacitors have been developed to closely match the Siemens Styroflex and Mullard Mustard types of the late 60s and early 70s. Custom input transformers have also been co designed with Carnhill Transformers´ Oxford factory to our special requirements. The Heritage Audio 6673 is entirely handmade in our facilities in Spain, employing the same old-fashioned wiring and soldering techniques of the 70s. All its circuitry is held into five plug in cards. Specifications: Microphone input impedance: HI, 1200 Ohm minimum, LO, 300 Ohm minimum. Higher gain positions gradually have greater impedances, optimum for lo gain ribbon mics. Input is transformer balanced and floating. Line input impedance: 10KOhms bridging, transformer balanced and floating. Output impedance: Less than 75 Ohms, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 Ohms. Maximum output: Greater than +26dBu into 600 Ohms, THD: Less than 0.025% at 1Khz, Less than 0.05% at 100Hz. Frequency response :20Hz (+0.3dB) to 20Khz (-0.2dB). Maximum Gain: Slightly greater than 80dB. Noise: Less than -100dBu. Power consumption: Less than 110 mA @24VDC.

2.645 €
36 Instalments 91,31€ / month
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The Heritage Audio 1073 has been engineered to fill input module slots in the restoration process of vintage 80 Series sound mixing consoles. In case outboard fitting is preferred, the HA1073 can be installed into the Heritage Audio Frame 8 and Rack 2 powered enclosures. Special care has been taken in sourcing the correct components that ensure performance will be as close to a 1070s unit as it is possible nowadays. Custom polystyrene and polypropylene film tone capacitors have been developed to closely match the Siemens Styroflex and Mullard Mustard types of the late 60s and early 70s. Custom input transformers have also been co designed with Carnhill Transformers´ Oxford factory to our special requirements, which ensure correct harmonic distortion content and saturation points. The Heritage Audio 1073 is entirely handmade in our facilities in Spain, employing the same old-fashioned wiring and soldering techniques of the 70s. Manufacturing a single module takes several days of one of our master builders. All its circuitry is held into four plug-in cards. Specifications: Microphone input impedance: HI, 1200 Ohm minimum, LO, 300 Ohm minimum. Higher gain positions gradually have greater impedances, optimum for low gain ribbon mics. Input is transformer balanced and floating. Line input impedance: 10KOhms bridging, transformer balanced and floating. Output impedance: Less than 75 Ohms, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 Ohms. Maximum output: Greater than +26dBu into 600 Ohms, THD: Less than 0.025% at 1Khz, Less than 0.05% at 100Hz. Frequency response :20Hz (+0.3dB) to 20Khz (-0.2dB). Maximum Gain: Slightly greater than 80dB. Noise: Less than -100dBu. Power consumption: Less than 110 mA @24VDC.

2.223 €
36 Instalments 76,75€ / month
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A lot of preamps on the market do a good job of raising the volume of mics and instruments. Unfortunately, many pres are doing only that, raising volume.  The “Super clean” designs of today often leave the signal exiting the preamp sounding much the same as it did entering it.If you are looking for a preamp to improve and shape your signal you will most definitely love the WA12-500 MKII. The WA12-500 MKII is designed to transform plain instruments and vocals into exciting tone.  If your mixes lack depth, struggle to sound alive, or are just missing that professional touch you’ve always wanted, there is a good chance you will love the WA12-500 MKII.The WA12-500 MKII is a completely discrete, high voltage, dual-transformer microphone preamplifier design with high gain (+71dB), high headroom, low noise, and an exciting sonic performance – great for all types of recording applications.  A high quality mic preamp is one of the most critical pieces needed to achieve the elusive ‘larger than life’ sound, and the WA12-500 MKII is more than capable of delivering.  The WA12-500 MKII is based around a discrete op-amp, the X731, which is our own reproduction of the vintage classic Melcor 1731, considered by some to be the warmer predecessor to the modern 2520-style op-amp.  The X731 can achieve vibrant, clean and lifelike tones; but can also be driven into mild saturation at much higher gain levels.  The effects can be subtle, but very pleasing to the ear.  The WA12-500 MKII can also accept any discrete op-amp on the market that conforms to the +/-16v, 2520 pinout standard.  Specifications:Utilizes premium grade input and output USA CineMag transformers.71db of Gain, fully discrete signal path.Utilizes a discrete 6-pin socketed 1731 style opamp.  Can be replaced with other 6-pin "2520 foot-print" opamps for varying tone/flavor.TONE button – Switches the input impedance from 600 ohms to 150 ohms.  Changes the tone of both the mic and HI-Z inputs.2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input on front panel. Sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and the discrete opamp. Great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4″ output jack.48 volt Phantom Power.Output attenuation control (after the CineMag output transformer) allows for driving the preamp and transformers into saturation.LED Meter gain indication.20db pad.​  

378 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 31,50€ / month
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The API 512v is a mic / line / instrument preamp, world famous for its ability to provide a low noise (-129 EIN) and unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio applications. Sonically, it delivers the instantly recognizable API sound at an affordable price, and in the scalable API 500 Series format. Offering an impressive 65 dB of gain, the 512v includes front panel Variable Output control, switchable 3:1 output transformer selection, phantom power, switchable polarity, -20 dB pad, and Mic or Instrument/Line selector. The front panel Combo-style XLR and 1/4 inch connector combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed into an API lunchbox®, API's 10 position 500V vertical rack, or into an API console.The API 512v remains faithful to the circuit designs of API's founder Saul Walker. Artfully combining those circuits with API's proprietary transformers and the incomparable 2520 op-amp, the 512v is a highly musical and rich-sounding analog mic pre, equally at home in commercial recording spaces as it is in smaller home studios. Fully featured and still hand assembled, the 512v exhibits the reliability, long life, and uniformity which are characteristic of all API products. SpecificationsMic Preamp with 65 dB of gainVariable Output Level Control3:1 Output Transformer Tap SelectionFront and Back Panel Mic Input AccessLine/Instrument Preamp with 45 dB of gainFront Panel Combo-style XLR + 1/4 inch Line/Instrument InputLED VU meter for Gain Level indication20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument48v Phantom switchable powerTraditional API fully discrete circuit design with 2520 Op AmpFeatures API's unique Five Year Warranty

1.292 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 107,67€ / month
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The API 512C is a mic/line/instrument preamp designed to provide a low noise, unusually good sounding front end for all types of audio systems. Sonically, it is at the top of the "Mic Preamp List", regardless of price. Offering low noise (-129 EIN) and 65 dB of gain, the 512C includes phantom power, switchable polarity, -20 dB pad and Mic/Line or Instrument selector.  Front panel XLR and 1/4 inch connectors combined with rear panel mic access allows for additional flexibility when installed in an API LunchBox, Six Pack, 10 position vertical rack, a 2 position horizontal rack, or an API console. What makes the API 512C unique is its long evolution from the original 1967 era 512, the first modular mic pre, to the current full featured 512C, while preserving the original sound character that made it so much a part of the early days of recording. Offering high headroom and a wide variety of inputs and input access ponts, it is ideal for unusual and demanding applications.        FEATURESMic Preamp with 65 dB of gainFront and Back Panel Mic Input AccessLine/Instrument Preamp with 50 dB of gainFront and Back Panel Line/Instrument InputLED VU meter for monitoring output level20 dB pad switch, applies to mic/line/instrument48v Phantom switchable powerTraditional API fully discrete circuit designUses the famous API 2520 Op-Amp

999 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 83,25€ / month
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The Tone Beast is a great mic pre with loads of gain that can effortlessly capture an array of sources very well. With top notch CineMag transformers and multiple discrete signal paths, it's hard to beat its big, bold, fully-professional sound at its price.The Tone Beast is a mic pre that likes to be pushed and when pushed will colorize your signal ever so sweetly. The 2 opamps and 2 output transformers at the flip of their switches won't appear to be much different, but as one drives the pre into harmonic distortion, the unique character of each of these components becomes apparent. Additionally the Tone Beast is customizable and allows for other opamps to be sourced and easily swapped into the unit. I've pulled my best tones from this pre right at the saturation point (as loud as I can push the gain before clipping). The output control on the TB12 allows you to limit the signal exiting the preamp even when pushing the gain to really hot levels, giving you maximum control.Specifications:Utilizes premium grade CineMag USA Transformers.71db of gain.Transformer selection provides both Steel and 50% Nickel CineMag output transformers for varying character.Transformer bypass switch allows for removal of the output transformer from the circuit.Discrete Opamp selection allows for choosing between a 1731(vintage) and 918(cleaner) style .opamp.  These are socketed/swappable with your choice of 2520 6 pin footprint opamps.Impedance switch labeled TONE to switch between 150 and 600 ohms input impedance.  Changes the Tone of all inputs (Mic, Line and Hi-Z.).2 Meg Ohm True HI-Z input on front panel sends instrument signal through entire circuit including both Cinemag Transformers and the discrete operational amplifier. Great for guitars, bass, keyboards and other instruments that have a 1/4″ output jack.Capacitor selection between Tantalum and Electrolytic for different characters.80hz hipass filter.Polarity Reverse.+48V phantom power.Output attenuation allowing for saturation flexibility of both the opamps and transformers.¼" insert for the use of inline compressors, eq's etc.Balanced XLR mic, balanced TRS line, and ¼" instrument inputs.-20db Pad.LED VU Meter.Compatible with standard 500 series racks.​​

595 €
12 Interest Free Instalments 49,58€ / month
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