The Golden Age Project Pre-73 Premier is a single-channel microphone preamplifier designed to deliver the character of a vintage 1073-style preamp for vocalists, musicians, and recording engineers in home, project, and commercial studios. Loaded with Carnhill transformers, polystyrene and tantalum capacitors, and soldered connections, it offers musical tone and up to 80 dB of gain. Tonal customization is easy thanks to an array of front-panel switches.
Route a mic-, line-, or instrument-level signal via the XLR-1/4" TRS combo jack or 1/4" TS Hi-Z input. Tailor the sonic traits to your preference using the selectable high-pass filter, 30 kHz "Air EQ" boost, and input impedance switches. You can achieve saturation by utilizing the output level control and -14 dB pad while increasing the input gain and checking the 4-segment LED output level meter, which indicates levels at -10 dBu, +4 dBu, +14 dBu, and clipping. XLR 3-pin and 1/4" TRS output jacks are available on the rear panel.
Phantom power and polarity are switchable via dedicated controls. An unbalanced 1/4" TRS jack allows insertion of analog outboard gear such as an equalizer or compressor. The Pre-73 Premier is powered by the included 24V power adapter.