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1073MP Rackmount Mic Pre



"I just got my 1073MP and I couldn't be happier. I've been using various BAE pres in other studios for years, but never had a pair in my own home studio. I absolutely love this unit being in my rack and now my vibe here at my studio was just elevated so much. Thanks for making some of the best gear out there!!!!"


Mike Castonguay
Lukewarm Freeda Productions


1073MP Features

This is the mic pre-amp version of the 1073 equaliser having the same well-known characteristic Class A sound with its harmonically rich low end, slight resonant highs, and maintained focused mids.

A Carnhill transformer coupled input, with two selectable impedances makes the 1073MP work well with a variety of microphones.

There is also a line input feature for adding depth to 2-bus mixes and a DI input for all passive and active instruments.

As a coloured and versatile mic-pre, the 1073MP maintains its sonic signature across a wide bandwidth.

  • All Class A, transformer-coupled design in a 19" 1U chassis.
  • Line level XLR inputs for extra versatility as a line preamp.
  • High impedance DI for guitar and synth.
  • The same Class A components as the 1073 and 1084.
  • Illuminated phase reverse and phantom power push-buttons.
  • Input impedance selector switch between 1200 and 300 ohms.
  • Same modular design and hand-wiring BAE is known for.
  • Regulated linear power supply will run up to four channels.

1073MP single channel w/power supply MAP: $1,150.00
1073MP single channel w/out power supply MAP: $950.00
1073MP dual channel w/power supply MAP: $2,100.00
1073MP dual channel w/out power supply MAP: $1,900.00

1073MP Specifications

Frequency Response
10Hz to -3dB at 55kHz

Mic Input Impedance
≈1200/300 ohms

Line Input Impedance
10k ohms

DI Input Impedance
≈150k ohms

Output Impedance
65 ohms

Common Mode Rejection Ratio
100dB min @ 60Hz

Maximum Output Level
+27.4 dBu @ 600Ω

Power Requirements
115/230 VAC, 30W

Gain dB
0 to 71 dB

Equivalent Input Noise
-110 dBu; Unweighted 300kHz Bandwidth

Weight (Single/Dual)
8 LBS/3.63 KG
10 LBS/4.54 KG

Dimensions (Inches)
19W x 1.75L x 9D

Tips

Set the gain knob (red Marconi) around 20 on the dial and set the output (grey knob) fully clockwise. This gives you the highest headroom and cleanest signal path. Every click is in 5db increments so if one click is too hot, attenuate the output to get in between the 5db steps.

Another trick people like to do is to put the final mix through the line inputs on the back to get that harmonic distortion. To get even more of that Class A output stage is to come out of channel 1 and into channel 2 then you have an accumulative effect of that classic output stage.

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