Vintech X73i Stereo Package w/ ATM-450 Mic Bundle

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Vintech X73i Stereo Package w/ ATM-450 Mic Bundle

The Vintech X73i Stereo Package w/ ATM-450 Mic Bundle, a custom package including two Vintech X73i preamps, a Vintech PSU, two ATM450 mics, two mic cables, and a stereo bar!

Vintech X73i Stereo Package w/ ATM-450 Mic Bundle

The Vintech X73i Stereo Package w/ ATM-450 Mic Bundle is an awesome preamp and microphone package Front End Audio has put together for stereo miking situations. The bundle includes two Vintech X73i Preamps, the Vintech PSU to power those pres, and the Audio Technica ATM-450 Bundle, which includes two ATM450 mics, two mic cables, and a stereo bar. That's two channels of vintage Neve tone, and a microphone for each channel! It's the perfect drum miking solution for overheads or any stereo miking situation.

Vintech X73i Microphone Preamp Equalizer Details

The Vintech X73i Microphone Preamp Equalizer is possibly the best value available in the recording! The X73i is a class A, all discrete, transformer balanced microphone preamplifier with equalizer both based on the classic Neve 1073 module. It is constructed utilizing modern manufacturing techniques which allows Vintech to offer the X73i at an incredible value. Now practically anyone can record with the classic sound of vintage modules without having to deal with inflated vintage prices, scratchy pots, etc.

The X73i features the same class A mic preamp as the X73 with all of the same EQ parameters plus additional mid range frequencies, selectable input impedance, 1/4 inch D.I. on front panel, transformer balanced mic and line inputs, phase reverse, phantom power switch, eq switch, 70db of gain, quality Grayhill rotary switches, custom machined aluminum knobs, plus many other features.

Listening tests have been conducted all over and the conclusions are unanimous! - Vintechs are indistinguishable from Vintage Neve 1073 module. In fact, as with all Vintech products, Front End Audio and Vintech both guarantee this unit to perform to your expectations in every way or your money back.

Vintech X73i Microphone Preamp Equalizer Features

  • Cost conscious version of the Vintech X73 - built with non-concentric switches and pots in the EQ section which reduces the cost significantly.
  • 16-gauge 1 Rack Space Steel Chassis makes for more convenient and cost effective integration into studios
  • Tantalum Capacitors for authentic sound of classic modules
  • All available settings faithfully, but more conveniently implemented (impedance switch, phantom power, etc) than on "original" style modules.
  • You won't be able to tell the sonic difference between a 1073 and an X73i. The Vintechs are that good!

Vintech X73i Microphone Preamp Equalizer Specifications

    • Microphone Gain of +70dB to +20dB in 5dB steps
    • Switchable microphone input impedance between 300 and 1,200 ohms
    • Line Impedance of 10kOhm
    • Line Input Gain of +20dB to -10dB in 5dB steps
    • Both Inputs are Transformer Balanced
    • Switch for +48-Volt phantom power
    • 1/4" D.I. on the front panel
    • Polarity / Phase switch
    • Input Level Control (a portion of the range is dedicated to MIC and the other to LINE)
    • Class-A output amplifier that utilizing authentic 2N3055 NPN transistor.
    • Custom-wound output transformer
    • Output Level LED display ranges from -6 dB to +18 dB
    • Output impedance of 75 Ohms @ 1kHz
    • Maximum Output of +26dBu into 600 Ohms
    • 3-Band EQ with High Frequency and Low Frequency Shelving, Mid-Freq Bell-Curve
    • Selectable Hi-Pass Filter
    • Switch for engaging EQ in/out of circuit
    • Faithful and accurate equalizer frequencies
    • Separate switches and potentiometers for equalizer frequencies and levels
    • Gold contacts throughout
    • Balanced Neutrik XLR input and output
    • 1/4" D.I. on the front panel
    • 1/4" TRS balanced line input
    • XLR Output is Transformer Balanced and Earth Free
    • 1/4" Output is Transformerless and Unbalanced
    • 16-gauge, 1 RU, All-steel Chassis
    • Power LED
    • Requires Vintech X73 Power Supply - One supply can power up to 4 Vintech units
  • Other Specifications
    • Frequency Response:
      • +/- 0.5dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
      • -30dB @ 40kHz with EQ Out
    • Noise: No more than -83dBu at all line gain settings
    • EIN is better than -125@ 60dB gain
    • Distortion is no more than 0.07% from 50Hz to 10kHz at +20dBu output into 600 Ohms

Special Note

The Vintech X73i requires a Vintech X73 Power Supply Unit. One supply can power up to 4 Vintech units.

What We Think

"The Vintech X73i is a fantastic value for someone wanting all the Neve 1073 Class-A sound, but who doesn't need the high-dollar construction methods employed in the X73. All the same features are here! Try one out and you'll agree; the Vintech X73i is a MicPre/EQ channel to have! Great for use with Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Strings... there is a reason that the classic 80-series Neve consoles have been found in the studios considered by many to sound the best. Take that very same front end that's found in the X73i and put it to work in YOUR studio. The results will follow."

Front End Audio

Vintech Users Include:

  • Sony Music Nashville
  • Peter Frampton
  • David Foster
  • John Mayer
  • Greg Morgenstein: Engineer for Moulin Rouge, Master P, Nicole Kidman
  • Jim Gaines: Engineer for Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Dan Shea: Producer for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
  • Eddie Kramer: Producer/Engineer for Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Peter Frampton, and many others...
  • Gary Paczosa: Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Green Day... and many, many more...

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