BAE 1023 Mic Pre/EQ (Black)
19" Rackmount with PSU
BAE does it again... By request, the 1023 is now available in a 1 space rackmount unit!!! The 1023 is based on the famous 1073, except with a few more choices in the mid and high EQ frequency bands!
The BAE 1023 Rack is based on the famous 1073. It is totally handwired using the same Carnhill (St. Ives) transformers as the vintage modules. It has the exact same mic/line preamp as the 1073, but with significantly more frequencies in the mid and hi sections - providing great flexibility when tracking and mixing, especially when the modules are used as outboard EQ's.
The BAE 1023 Rack is identical to the 1073 except that it has quite a
few more choices in the mid and high EQ frequency bands. This certainly
provides great flexibility when tracking and mixing, especially when
the modules are used as outboard EQ's with the line input set at 0. So
let's talk about what makes the 1073 so amazing.
The 1073 preamp
yields a really fat sound. It seems to add subharmonics to the low end
which makes the bottom end sound huge. It smooths the top end which
gives the highs a silky sheen and compresses the transients a little
bit. It is a smooth, fat., larger than life sound. An added bonus is to
use the DI inputs to fatten samples, synths and mixes since the DI can
handle line levels.
BAE 1023 Mic Pre/Eq Features :
* Made from an authentic reproduction of a Neve 1073 module
* St. Ives - Carnhill transformers just like the vintage units
(vintage modules used either Marinair or St. Ives transformers)
* 1 Rack space
* Direct input 1/4" jack on the front panel
* Switchable phase in/out
* Phantom power on/off switch on the front panel
Selectable frequency points :
* Mid: 160Hz, 270, 360, 510, 700, 1K6, 3K2, 4K8, 7K2, 8K2, 10K.
* Hi: 10K, 12K, 16K, 20K, 24K.
About the EQ Section :
The 1023 equalizer is very broad banded and musical. It has a hi-pass filter with four frequencies- 50 Hz, 80 Hz, 160 Hz and 300 Hz. The low frequency band is shelving and has four frequencies - 35 Hz, 60 Hz, 110 Hz and 220 Hz. The low end of this equalizer is so tight that you can boost 220 Hz and not muddy up the sound. The mid band has eleven frequencies - 160Hz, 270, 360, 510, 700, 1K6, 3K2, 4K8, 7K2, 8K2, 10K. The bandwidth is broad so you can boost or cut a lot without making things sound processed or unnatural. The hi band is shelving and you have the choice of 10K, 12K, 16K, 20K or 24K. It is smooth and silky and a little goes a long way.
10Hz to -3dB at 55kHz
3 Band Equaliser
HF:+/-16dB fixed frequency shelving at 10kHz,12kHz, 16kHz, 20kHz and 24kHz
LF: +/-16dB shelving with selectable frequencies of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz
MF: +/-18dB +/-12dB or +/-18dB peaking with switchable selectable centre frequencies of 160Hz, 270Hz, 360Hz, 510Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, 7.2kHz, 8.2kHz, 10kHz
High Pass Filter
45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz & 360Hz
Mic Input Impedance
Line Input Impedance
DI Input Impedance
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
100dB min @ 60Hz
Maximum Output Level
+27.4 dBu @ 600Ω
115/230 VAC, 28W
0 to 80 dB
Equivalent Input Noise
-110 dBu; Unweighted 300kHz Bandwidth
6 LBS / 2.72 KG
10 LBS / 4.54 KG
Dimensions in Inches (Module/Rackmount)
1.75W x 8.75L x 7.75D
19W x 1.75L x 9D