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WIN Neve 1073SPX Preamp

Fantastic chance to WIN an SOS Award-winning mic preamp, the Neve 1073SPX. Prize value £1695$2695

Launched in 1970, the original Neve 1073 soon became the first‑choice mic preamp for leading producers and artists. Found on some of the most famous recordings of the past 40 years, the big, punchy sound of the 1073 complements any musical genre — from rock to rap to classical. The quality is legendary. 

Designed and built in England, the modern-day 1073SPX [reviewed SOS January 2018] is produced to the exact specifications as the original, with matched components to ensure the sound remains true. The 1073SPX has a Neve 1073 Class‑A design microphone preamplifier, with three-band EQ (fixed HF plus two switchable bands with cut/boost capability) and high pass filter. The unit adds warmth and depth to recordings, brings out subtle ambience — and embodies, according to many engineers and producers, the essence of the genuine Neve sound.

Building on the 1073 classic module features, the 1073SPX introduces extra functionality with integrated DI input, phantom power, selectable insert feature, level meters, output level control and front input connectors for easy and direct connection of microphones and instruments. The 19‑inch 1U rackmount unit includes an external multi-voltage PSU, and an optional Digital I/O module is available.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, answer the questions and complete the tie-breaker, then submit your form by Friday 12th April 2019. Good luck!

Prize kindly donated by AMS Neve Ltd.

The small print

  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • In entering this competition, you confirm that you are aged 18 years or older.
  • Employees of SOS Publications Group, AMS Neve, and their immediate families are ineligible for entry.
  • No cash alternative is available in lieu of the stated prize.
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The 1073SPX is said to add "warmth and depth" to any recording. If you could add warmth and depth to something, what would it be and why? Answers in 30 words or fewer, please.