Heritage Audio 6673

Class A Mic Preamp and EQ

CAP2: 0 $3,102.00
$2,585.00 ex VAT
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Faithful recreation of the much loved AMS Neve 1066.

At a glance

  • 80dB Class A Microphone preamplifier,
  • HI-LO selectable minimum input impedance, balanced and floating. High gain positions show a higher impedance, ideal for old ribbon mics.
  • 10dB Class A Line Amplifier, Bridging input impedance, balanced and floating.
  • Class A, single-ended, 2N3055 driven high headroom output stage.
  • High Frequency: +/-16dB selectable frequency shelving at 10, 12 or 16 kHz, Baxandall type.
  • Low Frequency: +/-16dB with selectable frequency shelving of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz, Baxandall type.
  • 1073 Mid Frequency: +/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' , selectable centre frequencies of 0.24 Khz, 0.36kHz, 0.53Khz, 0.7kHz, 1.1Khz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, 7.2kHz and 10Khz, dual inductor based.
  • 1066 Constant Q Mid Frequency: +/-18dB peaking, fixed ´Q´, selectable centre frequencies of 0.7 Khz, 1.2 Khz, 2.4Khz, 3.6Khz, 7.0Khz, inductor based.
  • High Pass Filter: 18dB per octave slope, switchable between 50Hz, 80Hz & 300Hz, inductor based. (Although push-button switches have been used instead of the classic rotary switch, the circuit is the same exact one found in vintage 1073s, sacrificing only one frequency choice for space issues. Real state is tight on these modules).
  • EQ Button: Switches the equalizer on or off.
  • Phase Button: Flips phase 180º.

In March 1970 the first 1073 module was launched and became the standard in 80 series consoles. The 1066 was gradually replaced in newly shipped consoles and finally disappeared. The 1073 featured almost the same identical circuitry, being the most relevant differences in the hi-frequency shelving ( 12Khz instead of 10Khz ) and the equalizer´s mid-band, which had one more centre frequency but lacked the constant Q of the 1066. Vintage module connoisseurs do know how sweet the 1066mid band sounds and, for some, something was lost in the way. Until now...

The Heritage Audio 6673 module is the answer to an old question among vintage module users. Should I use a 1073 or a 1066 for this specific source material? Should I need to boost at 700 Hz or would it be better to cut at 360 Hz? Should I need 12Khz or would it probably better to add 10Khz instead? These and a lot more questions that have become "classic" in some professional environments have a new answer.

Heritage Audio is proud to introduce the 6673 module. A 100% series 80 compatible module featuring the same Class-A mic preamplifier found in the classic modules with an added key feature: A 4 BAND EQUALIZER. Better said, THE 4 band equalizer as it features the same exact 3 band equalizer circuit found in the famous 1073 plus the mid-band found in the 1066. In addition, we have expanded the 1073 mid-band with 3 extra frequency choices, widening the sonic palette.

Now you can boost at 700 Hz for "thick as a brick" guitars and cut at 360 Hz to get rid of the mud.

Frame 8 or Rack 2 required.

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