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BAE 1084 with PSU – Pair

$6,197.00

This BAE 1084 Pair has been fully tested and inspected by our expert team and comes with a full money back, satisfaction guarantee.

Invest in your vintage Neve homage with the company that kept the Neve sound alive! When Neve abandoned their classic sound and decades before any of the overseas manufactured clones, BAE was hand-building vintage Neve homages in Los Angeles. Neve made the 1074, BAE made it famous.

The BAE 1084 is a meticulously crafted reproduction of the classic Neve 1084 preamp/EQ module, renowned for its rich, warm sound and unparalleled versatility. Engineered to the exact specifications of the original, the BAE 1084 offers an authentic vintage audio experience with modern reliability. Featuring the same St Ives (Carnhill) transformers, Elma switches, and Canford wire, it is designed to fit seamlessly into vintage Neve 80 Series consoles or standalone racks.

Key Features:

  1. Authentic Reproduction:
    • Vintage Accuracy: Built to the exact specifications of the original Neve 1084, including chassis construction, connectors, printed circuit board layouts, hand-wired looms, and circuitry, ensuring true vintage sound and appearance.
    • Retrofit Compatibility: Designed to retrofit seamlessly into vintage Neve 80 Series consoles, making it ideal for users looking to integrate classic modules into their existing systems.
  2. Premium Components:
    • St Ives (Carnhill) Transformers: Utilizes the same St Ives (Carnhill) transformers as the original, crucial for achieving the characteristic Neve sound with its rich harmonic content and robust low end.
    • Elma Switches and Canford Wire: Equipped with Elma switches for precise control and Canford wire for high-quality internal connections, contributing to the unit’s durability and fidelity.
  3. Classic Neve Sound:
    • Warm and Musical: Known for its warm, musical tone, the BAE 1084 delivers the coveted sound of vintage Neve preamps, making it ideal for a wide range of recording applications, from vocals to instruments.
    • Versatile EQ: Features the classic 3-band EQ with selectable frequencies and a high-pass filter, allowing for detailed tonal shaping and correction.
  4. Construction and Design:
    • Hand-Wired: Hand-wired looms and meticulous assembly ensure high build quality and attention to detail, replicating the craftsmanship of the original Neve modules.
    • Durable Chassis: Built with robust chassis construction to withstand the demands of professional studio environments.
  5. Modern Adaptations:
    • Standalone Operation: Can be used in standalone racks, offering flexibility for studios without vintage Neve consoles.
    • Updated Power Supply: Includes a modern power supply for improved reliability while maintaining the original’s sonic integrity.

Applications:

  • Recording Studios: Ideal for recording vocals, guitars, drums, and other instruments, providing the classic Neve sound that has shaped countless hit records.
  • Mixing and Mastering: Perfect for adding warmth, depth, and character during mixing and mastering processes.
  • Broadcast and Post-Production: Suitable for broadcast and post-production environments where high-quality, vintage-style audio processing is required.

Technical Specifications:

  • Mic/Line Gain: 20 to 70 dB in 5 dB steps
  • EQ Bands:
    • High-Frequency Shelf: 10kHz, 12kHz, 16kHz
    • Mid-Frequency Peak: 360Hz, 700Hz, 1.6kHz, 3.2kHz, 4.8kHz, 7.2kHz
    • Low-Frequency Shelf: 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz, 220Hz
    • High-Pass Filter: 45Hz, 70Hz, 160Hz, 360Hz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • THD + Noise: Typically less than 0.07% at 1kHz, 40dB gain
  • Connectors: XLR for mic/line input and output
  • Power Supply: External 24V DC
  • Dimensions: Fits standard 19-inch rack with appropriate Neve console or standalone rack

Why Choose the BAE 1084?

  • True to the Original: Offers an authentic reproduction of the vintage Neve 1084, capturing its legendary sound and performance.
  • Premium Build Quality: Utilizes high-quality components and meticulous construction to ensure reliable operation and superior audio quality.
  • Versatile Use: Suitable for both vintage console integration and standalone rack use, providing flexibility for modern studios.

Conclusion:

The BAE 1084 is a high-fidelity reproduction of the iconic Neve 1084 module, designed for audio professionals who demand the vintage Neve sound with modern reliability. Its authentic construction and premium components ensure that it delivers the same warmth, richness, and musicality that have made the original 1084 a legend in the audio world. Whether integrated into a vintage Neve console or used in a standalone rack, the BAE 1084 offers exceptional tonal shaping and preamp capabilities, making it an invaluable addition to any studio setup.

Additional Tips for Using the BAE 1084:

  1. Optimal Gain Staging:
    • Use the gain controls to drive the preamp at different levels, exploring both clean and subtly colored tones. The BAE 1084 excels in adding harmonic richness at higher gain settings.
  2. EQ Flexibility:
    • Experiment with the EQ sections to enhance different aspects of your recordings. The selectable frequencies provide a range of tonal options for tailoring the sound to your specific needs.
  3. Stereo Matching:
    • When using multiple BAE 1084 units in stereo, carefully match the settings to ensure consistent imaging and tonal balance across both channels.
  4. Combining with Modern Gear:
    • Pair the BAE 1084 with modern outboard gear or digital interfaces to blend the classic Neve sound with contemporary audio processing capabilities. This hybrid approach can yield unique and compelling sonic results.
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