Heritage Audio 73EQ JR - 500 Series EQ Module

500 Series 3-band EQ Module with Selectable Center Frequencies, Shelving Baxandall Type Low and High Bands, and Fixed-Q Dual-inductor-based Midband
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The Punchiest EQ You've Ever Heard

The Neve 1073 is the holy grail of EQ, and the Heritage Audio 73EQ JR nails its sonics and behavior (complete with its fabled harmonic distortion), in a convenient 500 Series module. A characterful 3-band EQ that imbues your tracks with clarity, sheen, warmth, punch, and air, the 73EQ JR rocks that classic, transformer-based Class A sound without relying on an external preamp. You get three bands of inimitable, vintage-Neve-flavored equalization with selectable center frequencies. Whatever you use it on, the results are stunning. The Heritage Audio 73EQ JR - your studio needs it.

Heritage Audio 73EQ JR 500 Series 3-band EQ at a Glance:
  • The sound of countless hit records
  • All the EQ you should ever need
The sound of countless hit records

Those of us at Sweetwater who have worked on vintage Neve boards can tell you: if you've got good-sounding, well-miked sources, just push up the faders and you're in great shape. Kick in a 1073 equalizer and all bets are off: this is the best-sounding EQ you've ever heard. That's what you get with the Heritage Audio 73EQ JR. Massive, punchy, vibrant sound that seems to leap from your speakers. It's the sound that created countless hit albums, and you've got it on tap with the 73EQ JR 500 Series module.

All the EQ you should ever need

The original 1073 was designed in 1970 as purpose-built preamp/EQ module for Neve 80 Series consoles. Like the original, the Heritage Audio 73EQ's high and low bands are shelving Baxandall types; the mids are fixed-Q dual-inductor based. It's broad-strokes EQ, but it sounds incredible and it's all you may ever need. As a side note: if you have tracks that require surgical EQ precision, chances are good you're doing something wrong earlier in the signal chain.

Heritage Audio 73EQ JR 500 Series 3-band EQ Features at a Glance:
  • +6 to -20dB Class A Line preamplifier, bridging input impedance, balanced and floating
  • High Frequency: +/- 16dB shelving, selectable at 10, 12, 16 or 20Khz, Baxandall type
  • Low Frequency: +/- 16dB shelving, with selectable frequency of 35, 60, 110 or 220Hz, Baxandall type
  • Mid Frequency: +/- 18dB peaking, fixed-Q, dual-inductor-based
  • Selectable midrange center frequencies: 0.36, 0.7, 1.6, 3.2, 4.8 and 7.2kHz
  • Class A single ended, 2N3055 driven, high-headroom output stage
  • Internal slow-turn-on +24v power supply for lower inrush current, improving lunchbox performance
  • Carnhill transformers; Marconi-style knobs
  • Not standalone - requires compatible 500 Series chassis
Get vintage Neve EQ in a 500 Series module with Heritage Audio's 73EQ JR!

Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide
Sweetwater's Heritage Audio 73EQ JR 500 Series EQ Overview

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 1
Number of Bands 3-band
Boost/Cut Range +12dB/-20dB
Freq Range High 10kHz-20kHz
Freq Range Mid 360Hz-7.2kHz
Freq Range Low 35Hz-220Hz
Manufacturer Part Number HA73EQjr

Customer Reviews

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5/5

HERITAGE 1073 EQ JR

REALLY FAT SOUNDING PIECE OF GEAR, MADE FROM SAME SPECS. AS THE RUPERT NEVE ORIGINAL EQ. HAS A CARNHILL TRANSFORMER. YOU CAN'T GO WRONG BUYING A PAIR FOR STEREO BUS. YOU CPULD BUILD A CONSOLE WITH THESE UNITS.
4.5/5

Sounds great on bass

Got it for my bass rig. I decided on it because I've tried HA 1073/500 earlier and was really impressed, but had only 1 space. It probably sounds as good as 1073/500 (I haven't exactly A/B it, but as far as I remember) but has no pre-amp. Fat, polished, classy sound without vulgar or amateur character. It colors the bass just right for my taste. My rig is Neve 511 as pre (very clean) to HA 73EQ JR (coloring) in Empirical Labs EL500. I have to patch these 2 with cable, EL500's link doesn't work, I think because of 73EQ. EL500 goes to Empirical Labs EL8-X and it's scary how good bass sounds! I had to exchange the first unit because it was defective, but Mark at Sweetwater helped with exchange and I'm very happy. Highly recommend.
See also: Heritage Audio, Heritage Audio 500 Series EQ