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Vintech Audio X73 (Neve 1073 Replica) Pre/EQ  From Vintech

Vintech's version of the Neve 1073, hand wired and at a great price!

Vintech Audio


Retail:  $2,295.00

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What We Think

The original Neve 1073 clone. And they nailed it! Fantastic recreation of the incredibly sought after Neve 1073 mic preamp and EQ. Considering that you can purchase three Vintech x73's and a power supply with a Full factory warranty for the price of one single Neve 1073 module (unwarrantied), we're suprised people still even bother. If the classic Neve sound is what you are after, look no further.

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 X73 is a class A, all discrete, transformer balanced microphone preamplifier with equalizer. It is built with the same circuit design and components as the classic Neve 1073 module.


- Custom made concentric style switches with gold plated contacts
- Genuine Elma brand Swiss made 22 position switch with gold plated contacts used on the input attenuator
- St. Ives input and output transformers
- Custom made machined aluminum knobs
- Custom Clarostat conductive plastic potentiometers in the eq section
- Output level display
- and Direct input for instruments.

All discrete circuitry means no usage of integrated circuits (no IC chips), all amplifier circuits are built from separate selected components.


Note: The Vintech 273 requires the Vintech Power Supply Unit, which is not included in this product. The Vintech Power Supply can power up to four individual channel strips, a 473 (four channel unit) and two single channel strips, a 473 and a 609 Stereo compressor, or a variety of other options. Contact us for more information about the Vintech Power Supply Unit.

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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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