If you have a studio and aren't interested in these, its only because you already own them... I'm only parting with these because I, for too long, have foregone replacing my nearly 20 year old Honda CRV-POS to instead amass the objects of my analogue fetish. However, a seized engine, mounting uber expenses, and an exasperated wife-chauffer have combined to force my hand. And if I have 6 more mic pres than I have input channels, but a car that only excels at being parked and giving neighbors eyesores, you might be right in saying that I'have a problem'. I get back to the requisite autonomy of being a modern man, and you get the BEST.
It was a sweet, yet grotesquely nerdy affair. They were recapped about 3 years ago by the legendary Brian Baker at Sound Arts, around the time that I transitioned to more mixing. So while the EQ and line amps have seen nominal use since then, the mic amps have probably done less than 50 hours pushing electrons. Aside from VERY slight noise when you change the 5dB notched gain on the mic pre, which is virtually impossible to illiminate, everything works flawlessly. That being said, I still have to declare this an AS IS sale as they are, obviously, used.
As you can see from the pictures, they are utterly perfect cosmetically. If I sent the rack back to Jeff, he could probably wipe off the fingerprints and throw it back in cellophane to sell as new, though i'm sure he wouldn't. If you tell me that VERY light rack rash (as comes from a plastic washer, not metal on metal) negates the'excellent' condition claim, I'll ask to explain to me your breakthrough on anti-gravity levitation that allows you to rack your gear without making contact with anything. If you care about these sorts of things, I've used them on recordings and mixes for Jason Mraz, Drake, Scarface, Snoop, Bun B, Juvenile, and the EQs as insert on the vocal for the very last posthumous Tupac release there will ever be, provided he doesn't come back from the Seychelles and start tracking again. UPDATE: I've just completed a final test and want to add for full disclosure's sake that Channel 1's Hi Shelf pot is a little noisy when rotating.Once you're done rotating, its solid and noiseless. Again, this is pretty standard for gear this old. I'm sure a little contact cleaner will solve. But I leave that to the new owner's discretion.
The item "Vintage Neve 1073 Pair Vintage King Rack Mic Pre Preamp EQ Flawless NR" is in sale since Saturday, July 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "ahmasta" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY.