Vintech 473

Class A, Transformer Balanced Mic Pre With EQ Based on Neve 1073
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Four Channels of 1073-Style Preamps with "Essential EQ"!

The Vintech Audio 473 features four 1073-style microphone preamplifiers for less than the price of one vintage 1073! The 473 includes "essential EQ" on every channel. Vintech calls 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 3.2kHz and 12kHz 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.

Requires an external power supply.

Vintech Audio 473 Features:
  • Class A, all discrete, transformer balanced circuitry
  • "Essential EQ" on every channel
  • Impedance adjustment and direct instrument inputs
  • Custom-machined aluminum knobs

Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 4
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Analog Inputs 8 x XLR
Analog Outputs 4 x XLR, 4 x TRS
Rack Spaces 2U
Manufacturer Part Number 473

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This thing is ridiculously good! From the input/output gain to the shelving EQs to the impedance switching, this vintage-style pre is a real performer. They do 'feel' like the famous preamp that they are modeled after, ranging from sweet and musical to fully saturated. The Vintech 473's four channels are some of my most used preamps.
Music background: Professional engineer/producer, luthier

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Mike Picotte

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