IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp
The IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp is a classic transformer microphone preamp amp with pure class A design. It takes the design and sound of the classic Neve 1073, and packs it into a single channel 500-Series clone that is as faithful to the original design as possible.
The IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp is not just the big red knob. Matching components, old architecture, original Motorola transistor, same great sound! Now in your 500 series rack. Switchable impedance and buffered instrument make it an ultimate workhorse for your studio. The IGS NE573 is your classic transformer microphone preamp amp with pure class A design.
The IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp's identical front panels and knobs are not rocket science, as the outside is the easiest thing to replicate. The true beauty of the IGS NE573 is in the circuit. The unit is operating using 24 volts, with Carnhill transformers on inputs and outputs, Grayhill switches and Motorola transistor on the output stage- just like the very first version of the original pre. The IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp is responsible for some of the best records ever!
Vintage Sound with Modern Applications
Operating on 24 volt power, with components identical to the original it’ll bring back the sound of the golden era of record making.
IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp Features
- Carnhill input transformer
- Carnhill output transformer
- Motorola transistor
- Grayhill switches
IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp Includes
- IGS NE573 500-Series Preamp
- 3 Year Warranty
What We Think
The IGS NE573 is heavy. It is build strong, all knobs and buttons are solid, detents and steps are chunky, and it is loaded with Carnhill input and output transformers. Right off the bat, you know that IGS (in typical fashion) cut no corners, and put a lot into this preamp. Being that Carnhill came out of St Ives (when St Ives closed up shop), and that St Ives Transformers are what were used in the 1073s, going with Carnhill is 100% the right move. That is the closest you are going to get to the originals. Not only did IGS set out to build a solid unit physically, they set out to create an authentic sound. If you want an amazingly solid and impressively authentic 1073 clone – get the IGS NE573.
- Ryan, Front End Audio
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This unit does exactly what it's advertised to do. I have never used a real NEVE so I can't state how similar it sounds to one but it sounds fantastic. I recorded my RODE NTK that had been collecting dust the last few years and it sounded WAY more expensive. Great modern vocal sound.