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Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ, from Vintech

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Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ
Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ

Cost-effective Neve 1073 replica. Need multiple channels of Neve? This is your box!

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Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech X73i Mic Pre Shootout

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The Vintech X73i (Neve 1073) Replica is compared side-by-side an original pair of Vintage Neve 1073's in a scientific mic preamp shootout at Sound Pure recording studios.  For the shootout, The S...

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The Vintech X73i (Neve 1073) Replica is compared side-by-side an original pair of Vintage Neve 1073's in a scientific mic preamp shootout at Sound Pure recording studios.  For the shootout, The Sound Pure Steinway Concert grand piano was recorded using a matched pair of Peluso P12 Tube microphones (Vintage Clones of the AKG C12 microphone) spaced across the piano's strings.  Each microphones' output was split, one to the Neve and one to the Vintech X73i.  Volume output at identical levels was tested by verifying virtually complete phase cancellation between the two signals when summed together (with one preamp set to phase reverse).  The Vintage clone Vintech X73i blew the minds of the engineers at Sound Pure studios, as the differences between the Vintech and the Neve were imperceptible.  After the listening, the Sound Pure engineers discuss their impressions of the sounds that they were hearing through the studio monitors in the Sound Pure control room.  Sound Pure is a proud seller of Vintech products, and can be reached to answer any questions about the mic pre shootout, or if you'd like the high res audio files for your own listening.  Sound Pure can be reached toll free at 888-528-9703.

Vintech Audio 273 Neve-Style Stereo Preamp - Quick n' Dirty

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The Vintech 273 is an amazing replica of the preamps found in the original Neve 1073 modules. Both channels also offer input sensitivity adjustment allowing up to 70db of gain, an input impedance swit...

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The Vintech 273 is an amazing replica of the preamps found in the original Neve 1073 modules. Both channels also offer input sensitivity adjustment allowing up to 70db of gain, an input impedance switch (300 Ohms or 1.2 kOhms), a mic-line switch, an instrument input and switches for phantom power, phase reverse and eq on or off. This preamp is available for SoundPure’s Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your studio with your gear, shoot us an email at ProAudio@SoundPure.com. If you like what you hear, you can check out all the gear used in this video at SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Vintech Audio 573 Preamp on Drums - Neve 1073 Clone

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The new "500" series of Vintech Microphone Preamplifiers, presents a modern take on the classic Neve 1073 module, and in this video we are focusing on the Vintech 573 Model used in our "OAK" sessions....

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The new "500" series of Vintech Microphone Preamplifiers, presents a modern take on the classic Neve 1073 module, and in this video we are focusing on the Vintech 573 Model used in our "OAK" sessions. SoundPure's own Pro Audio Expert Doug Wessling details the functions, and utility of these stellar preamp's, with special attention to how we used them to track a full drum kit during our session. A transformer balanced microphone preamp, the Vintech 573 provides all discrete high impedance D.I., that passes through the input transformer. If you are interested in the individual drum track, or any other Hi-Res audio files featured in this or any of our other videos, please email preamps@soundpure.com for any questions about the recording chain or anything else you would like to know. You can also call us here at SoundPure, and speak to any of our experts to see how we can provide the perfect combination for whatever setup you are working with. 919-682.5552. or 888.528.9703.

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A blind shootout video between a Rupert Neve Vintage 1073 mic preamp, and Vintech Audio's 573 clone - a 500-series style of module preamp. This is similar to our first shootout video featuring a Vin...

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A blind shootout video between a Rupert Neve Vintage 1073 mic preamp, and Vintech Audio's 573 clone - a 500-series style of module preamp. This is similar to our first shootout video featuring a Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech x73i, this shootout demonstrates how to match the levels (using phase cancellation) during the setup of the shootout, and then conducting a shootout blindly. Instead of featuring Sound Pure's Steinway Concert Grand model B, we feature a short acoustic guitar passage. If you want to listen to the hi res audio files of this shootout, email us at preamps@soundpure.com and we will be happy to send them to you for a closer listen, we would be more than happy to send you the results as well. Perhaps it's best to request the results after you hear the high resolution files- the best way to compare to preamps is by comparing them blindly.

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The Anchor Galleon series has incorporated all of the things you love about vintage drums into a modern build. The Galleon is the flagship line and set the look for Anchor Drums. It uses CNC machined ...

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The Anchor Galleon series has incorporated all of the things you love about vintage drums into a modern build. The Galleon is the flagship line and set the look for Anchor Drums. It uses CNC machined Aluminum lugs that are very strong, yet super lightweight.  This lets the shell resonate to it's fullest, plus gives the drums a very bold classic look. This kit is available for SoundPure's Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your hands, shoot us an email at Drums@Soundpure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

rapido arpeggio electric guitar position 5 pickup

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Nash S-57 Black - SOLD! > Fargen Blackbird 20W Guitar Amplifier Combo > Sennheiser MD 421 II Microphone > Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ > AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone > A Designs Pacifica Stereo Preamp > Apogee Digital Rosetta 800 8 Channel A/D/A

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Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 5) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume 9am, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800.

Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 5) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume 9am, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800. (view less)

hyped up electric guitar position 4 pickup

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Nash S-57 Black - SOLD! > Fargen Blackbird 20W Guitar Amplifier Combo > Sennheiser MD 421 II Microphone > Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ > AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone > A Designs Pacifica Stereo Preamp > Apogee Digital Rosetta 800 8 Channel A/D/A

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Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 4) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume 12pm, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800.

Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 4) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume 12pm, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800. (view less)

mad max electric guitar position 2 pickup

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Nash S-57 Black - SOLD! > Fargen Blackbird 20W Guitar Amplifier Combo > Sennheiser MD 421 II Microphone > Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ > AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone > A Designs Pacifica Stereo Preamp > Apogee Digital Rosetta 800 8 Channel A/D/A

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Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 2) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume max, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800.

Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 2) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume max, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800. (view less)

hyped up electric guitar position 5 pickup

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Nash S-57 Black - SOLD! > Fargen Blackbird 20W Guitar Amplifier Combo > Sennheiser MD 421 II Microphone > Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ > AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone > A Designs Pacifica Stereo Preamp > Apogee Digital Rosetta 800 8 Channel A/D/A

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Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 5) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume 12pm, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800.

Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 5) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume 12pm, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800. (view less)

mad max electric guitar position 1 pickup

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Nash S-57 Black - SOLD! > Fargen Blackbird 20W Guitar Amplifier Combo > Sennheiser MD 421 II Microphone > Vintech Audio X73i (Neve 1073) Pre/EQ > AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone > A Designs Pacifica Stereo Preamp > Apogee Digital Rosetta 800 8 Channel A/D/A

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Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 1) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume max, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800.

Nash S-57 electric guitar (position 1) played into Fargen Blackbird 20W(volume max, reverb 11am, treble 1pm, mid 4pm, bass 10am) mic'd with Sennheiser MD 421 II (22 degrees on axis) into Vintech-Audio X73i preamp & mic'd with AEA R92 6 inch off speaker) into A designs Pacifica preamp feeding Apogee Rosetta 800. (view less)

What We Think:

Everyone is always looking for that perfect balance between the best-sounding audio gear and the most affordable price. Meet the Vintech x73i! Dallas built his hand-wired replica 1073s with the original x73, but wanted to bring the cost down a little lower so that everyone could afford a real-sounding 1073 in their studio. He brought in PC-mounted switches to reduce the cost, then he began to wind his own transformers to get the closest sound to the original units, but without spending hundreds on the transformers alone.

The performance of the x73i (and the siblings, the multi-channel 273 and 473) compares incredibly well against many vintage 1073s that we have brought into our studio.  In fact, people ask if we have 1073s, and we tell them yes, we think the x73is are that close!  So if you are looking for that Vintage 1073 sound, but don't want to spend $3K for a single channel, the x73i is without a doubt the best place to start!

Description:

Possibly the best value in the business! The X73i is a class A, all discrete, transformer balanced microphone preamplifier with equalizer both based on the classic Neve 1073 module. It is constructed utilizing modern manufacturing techniques which allow us to offer this product at an incredible value. Now practically anyone can record with the classic sound of vintage modules without having to deal with inflated vintage prices.

The X73i features the same class A mic pre as the X73 with all of the same eq parameters plus additional mid range frequencies, selectable input impedance, 1/4 inch D.I. on front panel, transformer balanced mic and line inputs, phase reverse, phantom power switch, eq switch, 70db of gain, quality Grayhill rotary switches, custom machined aluminum knobs, plus many other features.

We just returned from this year's AES convention where we conducted listening tests between our new X73i and vintage Neve 1073's we rented from Dreamhire in New York. Many folks did the comparison and practically all who did found the units to sound amazingly identical.

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