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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.

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In this video, Sound Pure pro audio expert Marc Kuzio compares the Lauten LA-320 tube mic with the Lauten LA-220 solid-state mic on vocals. Additional gear used in this video includes the Warm Audio W...

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In this video, Sound Pure pro audio expert Marc Kuzio compares the Lauten LA-320 tube mic with the Lauten LA-220 solid-state mic on vocals. Additional gear used in this video includes the Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor, the Bricasti Design M7 Reverb Processor, the SoundToys EchoBoy Delay Plug-in and the Vintech Audio 573 500-Series Mic Preamp.

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In this video we present a budget friendly FET vocal microphone shootout using the Lauten LA-220, the Studio Projects C1, the Miktek C1, and the Avantone CK-7. Can you tell which one's which? If you a...

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In this video we present a budget friendly FET vocal microphone shootout using the Lauten LA-220, the Studio Projects C1, the Miktek C1, and the Avantone CK-7. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hearing the results and/or getting ahold of the audio files from this shootout, give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you!  

Budget Friendly SCD Shootout: Peluso CEMC6 vs. Avantone CK-1 vs. Lauten LA123 Quick n' Dirty

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In this video we present a budget friendly SDC microphone shootout using the Lauten Audio LA-120, the Avantone CK-1 and the Peluso CEMC6. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in heari...

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In this video we present a budget friendly SDC microphone shootout using the Lauten Audio LA-120, the Avantone CK-1 and the Peluso CEMC6. Can you tell which one's which? If you are interested in hearing the results and/or getting ahold of the audio files from this shootout, give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you!

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!

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)

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!

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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