Heritage Audio TT-73 - Tabletop Mic Preamplifier

1-channel Portable Mic/Line Preamp with All-discrete, Class A Electronics, 80dB Mic Stage, 50dB Line Stage, Low-Z Switch, 20dB Pad, 80Hz Highpass Filter, and Phase Invert Switch
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Heritage Audio TT-73 - Tabletop Mic Preamplifier image 1
$1,200.00

Or just $50/month§ for 24 months

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Heritage Audio TT-73 - Tabletop Mic Preamplifier
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1073 Preamp Mojo, in a Portable Package

From its RAF blue-gray steel chassis and wooden end cheeks to its punchy, in-your-face sound, this single-channel mic/line preamp gives you the vibe and inimitable sonics of the legendary 1073 module from vintage Neve 80 Series consoles. With its 80dB mic pre and 50dB line stage, the TT-73's all-discrete, Class A electronics are designed for historical accuracy - right down to the original's fabled coloration and gain characteristics. High-gain positions show a higher impedance, perfect for older ribbon mics. In addition to being an ideal addition to your studio arsenal, the Heritage Audio TT-73's portable form factor makes it perfect for use on the road.

Heritage Audio TT-73 Mic/Line Preamp at a Glance:
  • Platinum sound, right from the get-go
  • Take your 1073 mojo on the road
  • What you can do with this amazing preamp
Platinum sound, right from the get-go

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 golden. That's what you get with the Heritage Audio TT-73. Think big, 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 TT-73 mic/line preamp.

Take your 1073 mojo on the road

There's no question: the Neve 1073 is the holy grail of preamps. Now Heritage Audio gives you that matchless sound (and those alluring signature looks) in a rugged, diminutive unit that's perfect for life on the road. The TT-73's portability gives you the flexibility you need for multiple-studio work and remote sessions. It even sports a convenient handle. And just so you know, the "TT" stands for Table Top.

What you can do with this amazing preamp

Of course, the Heritage Audio TT-73 is marvelous in the studio, but its usefulness extends far beyond. Use the TT-73's front panel DI inputs to deliver 1073 line levels to front of house. Use it as a stage box, bringing microphones up to line level without using long cable runs. Record studio-quality sound in your hotel room, backstage, or anywhere you have electricity and musical inspiration. The Heritage Audio TT-73 is a must-have!

Heritage Audio TT-73 Mic/Line Preamp Features 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
  • 50dB Class A Line preamplifier, bridging input impedance, balanced and floating
  • All discrete Class A Ultra High Impedance J-Fet Direct Input on a high quality Neutrik Jack
  • The DI circuit is ahead of the Mic Input transformer, so the transformer is on when in DI mode
  • DI Thru jack with ground lift switch for simultaneous hum-free use of instrument amplifiers
  • Class A single-ended, 2N3055 driven, high-headroom output stage
  • Individual Neutrik gold-plated XLR connectors for microphone and line inputs
  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR output
  • Pad: 20dB Mic input attenuation ahead of the input transformer to avoid overloading it
  • Active, all-discrete, Class A 3rd-order Bessel 80Hz highpass filter with 18dB/octave slope
  • Output control to allow overloading of the preamp
  • Internal no-noise PSU, accepting worldwide voltages from 100 volts to 240 volts
  • Carnhill input and output transformers
  • Triple-gain-stage, genuine B283 gain-card modular construction
  • Marconi-style knobs and vintage-style engraved push buttons
Get vintage Neve sound in a portable package with Heritage Audio's TT-73!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Preamp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
Analog Outputs 1 x 1/4" (Thru), 1 x XLR
Manufacturer Part Number TT-73

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