Vintech Audio 473 4-Channel Mic Pre Factory Blemish Unit  From Vintech

This is a fully functional brand new Vintech 473 mic pre with a factory blemish on the top back corner of the unit. When placed inside of a rack,the blemish is hidden. Other than the top panel, the unit looks and performs equal to an unaltered 473 unit.  

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What We Think

An absolutely stunning deal... Maybe the best deal on a per-channel basis on this site. The 473 is an amazing replica of the preamps found in the original Neve 1073 modules. In numerous shootouts that have been conducted, golden-ear engineers find themselves dumbfounded in their inability to distinguish between the preamps on this 473 and original Neve 1073's that street-price at more than $4k per channel. Given that this 4-channel unit sells for less than a single Neve 1073 module, the deal is truly absurd. That being said, you not only get the Neve 1073-based preamp design, you also get some incredibly user-friendly high and low shelving EQ on each of the four channels which allow for some very lovely, on-the-spot and easy to use Neve-quality EQ'ing on each and every channel. The classic Neve coloration has never been so affordable, and if you don't own several Neve 1073's in your preamp collection, here's a real opportunity to add four, without cutting any corners, but leaving yourself about $12-15k in the bank.

1073-Style Preamp Blind Shootout: WA273-EQ vs. Vintech X73i vs. BAE 1073 vs. Great River MP-2NV

In this BLIND 1073-style preamp shooutout video, we put the Warm Audio WA273-EQ, the Vintech X73i, the BAE 1073, and the Great River MP-2NV up against each other on acoustic guitar & male vocals. Can you tell which is which? FOR THE RESULTS AND A COPY OF THE HIGH RES AUDIO FILES:(without YouTube compression), give us a call at (919) 682-5552 or email us at proaudio(at)soundpure.com.

Manufacturer's Description from Vintech

The Vintech Audio 473 features four 1073 style microphone preamplifiers with "essential eq" on every channel. We call the high and low shelving eq adjustments "essential" because they really help to enhance certain instruments and impart a certain magic to the sound like a vintage Neve 1073. Frequency choices are 3.2k and 12k for the highs and 60hz and 220hz on the low shelving but can be special ordered at other practical frequencies. Each channel also offers an input sensitivity adjustment allowing up to 70db of gain, an input impedance switch, a mic-line switch, an instrument input and switches for phantom power, phase reverse and eq on or off.

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About Manufacturer

Vintech is the leader in true classic Neve preamp and EQ reproduction. The Vintech Designs are committed in their truth to the original designs of Rupert Neve, uncompromised in their hand-built quality, and also improtant, the most affordable of the accurate Neve designs currently on the market. If you are considering purchasing an original used re-racked or refurbished vintage Neve module, you really should consider the Vintech line. Not only are they sonically dead-on with the originals, they come with a full warranty and the piece of mind that comes with purchasing a brand new piece of gear free of the problems associated with buying vintage equipment.

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