NAMM 2018 Video: Heritage Audio Elite Series Preamp & Preamp EQ

If you like your EQ vintage and hardware-based, you're going to find lots to like in Heritage Audio's new Elite Series Preamp & Preamp EQ  

Hardware manufacturers Heritage Audio took time out at NAMM 2018 to show us their new Elite Series Preamp & Preamp EQ modules. Watch the video below to find out everything you need to know about this specialised studio hardware. 

The ELITE series leverages the expertise gleaned from years of making acclaimed vintage-inspired equipment. For the HA73EQ ELITE, Heritage Audio set its target high: their own widely respected, hand-wired HA73jr and DMA73 preamps — themselves based on the most iconic vintage console preamp/EQ module in history, the 1073. 

Heritage Audio HA73EQ ELITE Mic Preamp Features

  • Fully discrete, 3-stage Class A mic preamp with 80dB of gain
  • Industry standard Carnhill transformers hand-wound in St Ives, England
  • Separate input and output gain controls let you drive the input for saturation without overloading the output
  • Line input on separate XLR for adding warmth and girth to pre-recorded tracks
  • 20dB PAD on the mic input to avoid overloading the input transformer when desired
  • LOZ switches the input impedance of the mic transformer from 200 to 50 ohms
  • 80Hz highpass filter; +48V phantom power; polarity reverse
  • Ultra-high-impedance JFET-based DI input
  • Fully discrete classic 3-band EQ with vintage-correct inductors
  • High-frequency shelf at 12kHz
  • Mid-band selectable between 6 frequencies and OFF
  • Low-frequency shelf selectable between 4 frequencies and OFF
  • Inductor-based highpass filter, frequency selectable between 4 frequencies and OFF
  • Rugged 19" 1RU format chassis
  • External universal power supply for worldwide use 

Price: $699 - $1200 USD depending on model


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