Golden Age Project PRE-73 MKIII

BH #GOPRE73MK3 • MFR #PRE73MK3
Golden Age Project
Golden Age Project PRE-73 MKIII
Key Features
  • 80 dB of Gain
  • Tantalum Capacitors in Signal Path
  • Selectable HF AIR Boost at 30 kHz
  • Selectable 40 or 170 Hz HPF
The Golden Age Project PRE-73 MKIII is a one-channel vintage-style microphone, line, and instrument preamplifier. The signal path uses only discrete components such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors. The input and output stages of the pre are transformer balanced with each transformer optimized for its purpose.
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Golden Age Project PRE73MK3 Overview

The Golden Age Project PRE-73 MKIII is a one-channel vintage-style microphone, line, and instrument preamplifier. The signal path uses only discrete components such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors. The input and output stages of the pre are transformer balanced with each transformer optimized for its purpose.

The circuit in the unit is similar to the classic 1073 module with a corresponding sound character that is warm, punch, sweet, and musical. These characteristics have been heard on countless recordings through the years and are appropriate for a wide variety of sound sources and music genres.

  • Vintage Style electronics. No integrated circuits in the signal path
  • Maximum gain in MIC mode is 80 dB, enough to handle passive ribbon mics with quiet sound sources
  • GAIN switch range 20 to 80 dB. GAIN/LINE mode switch, gain is reduced by 30 dB in LINE mode
  • Selectable two-position high-frequency AIR boost EQ, 3 or 6 dB at 30 kHz
  • Selectable 6 dB/octave two-frequency high-pass filter at around 40 (HP1) and 170 Hz (HP2)
  • Tantalum capacitors in the signal path
  • Switchable impedance in MIC mode, 1200 or 300 ohms, will change the tone of most mics. The input impedance in LINE mode is 10 kOhms
  • Switchable phantom power and absolute phase
  • A high-impedance instrument input for any sound module, electric guitar or bass
  • A simple but effective 4-step LED output level meter
  • The output level control makes it possible to make fine gain adjustments and also to overload the main gain stage(s) for more character and then lower the signal to a suitable level before the output stage
  • Combo XLR/TRS input jack and separate output XLR and TRS jacks for flexible connections
  • Insert jack for inserting EQs and other units
  • Selectable 600 ohm output termination
  • External power supply to avoid interaction with the audio circuits and transformers
  • Golden Age Project PRE73MK3 Specs

    I/O1x XLR/TRS combo input jack
    1x XLR output
    1x TRS output
    Gain80 dB
    Gain Range20 to 80 dB
    Boost Frequency3 or 6 dB at 30 kHz
    HPFSelectable 6 dB/octave high pass filter at around 40 (HP1) and 170 Hz (HP2)
    Input ImpedanceMic: Switchable 1200 or 300 ohms in mic mode
    Line: 10 kOhms
    Output ImpedanceSelectable 600 ohm output termination
    LED4-step meter
    DimensionsNot specified by the manufacturer
    WeightNot specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight7.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.2 x 12.8 x 3.7"
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