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Heritage Audio HA 73EQ Elite Series Microphone Preamplifier Equalizer

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The HA-73EQ of the Elite Series is manufactured in the same Spanish facilities as the rest of the HA line of products. After almost 7 years making one of the finest hi end outboard gear line in the industry, Heritage Audio is proud to introduce the Elite series.

Heritage Audio HA 73EQ Microphone Preamplifier Equalizer Features
  • Made to the same specifications as the acclaimed ´73JR, ´73EQJR and DMA73 models.
  • Industry standard Carnhill transformers hand wound in St Ives, England.
  • 80dB, 3 stage fully discrete class A mic preamp.
  • Line input on separate XLR for adding fat and warmth to prerecorded tracks.
  • 20dB PAD on the mic input to avoid overloading the input transformer when desired.
  • LOZ, switches the input impedance of the mic transformer from 200 to 50 ohm.
  • Ultra high impedance, JFET based D.I.
  • Fully discrete 3 band classic equalizer with vintage correct inductors. 
  • Hi shelf at 12Khz.
  • Mid band selectable between 6 different frequencies and OFF.
  • Lo shelf selectable between 4 different frequencies and OFF
  • Inductor based High Pass filter, frequency selectable between 4 different frequencies and OFF.
  • 1 Rack unit format.
  • External universal power supply for worldwide use. 
Leveraging the expertise and reputation obtained with its former hand wired, extremely time-consuming hand soldered series, Heritage is able to offer a zero compromise, high quality yet very affordable alternative to the growing entry-level brands.

A combination of mass production, lean manufacturing and modern construction techniques, minimizes hand labor and therefore its high associated costs when manufacturing takes place in Western Europe. By passing the savings straight into the end users´ pockets, Heritage Audio releases the most affordable outboard preamps and equalizers in its class up to date.

Key components to obtain a true vintage sound are indeed maintained, like the industry standard Carnhill transformers, hand wound in St Ives, England.

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Phone:  34 917 266 189 Warranty:  2 Years

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Review: Michael Raj, mikeraj13@gmail.com Submitted: 7/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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The Closest to the Real Thing
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Honestly, I'm not a fan of going overboard with the whole comparing a clone to the original piece of gear, but the HA 73EQ is a faithful and tasteful recreation of one of the most iconic preamps of all time. I had the warm Audio 73 clone before this but I think heritage got it closer. Of course you are talking about things that are going to be virtually impossible to pull out in a fully mixed songs - but when you take a "get it as close as possible in tracking" approach to music production - every little detail counts. With the HA 73EQ I'm able to dial in to the exact tone I want without worrying about mud or loss of clarity. My go to applications for it are: DI Bass, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Overheads. Paired with an 1176 right after it, the HA 73EQ is a way to take the quality of your home or project studio to sounding like a professional setup. I love mine and I'm so Heritage spent the time and money not taking any shortcuts on this creation.

Review: Kiko Vazquez Submitted: 7/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Sounds fantastic

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I purchase 2 units and they sound fantastic. I am a professional engineer and this units are up to par to any kind of the vintage ones. Sounds fat, punchy and round. if you push the pre amps you get an amazing saturation from the transformers. i have on my list get two more....

Review: Alex Dickson, ftrmusicfactory@gmail.com Submitted: 7/2/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Excellent Quality, Worth Every Penny!

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Having a preamp like this is all new territory for me in the world of outboard gear. Previously I was only using my Audio Interface as my preamp, but now this unit has opened up a new world of tones for me. The base tone without the EQ is beautifully clean when at a normal gain level, but if you do it just right the distortion can excite and make whatever you put into it sound all that much better. The EQ section is really nice as well. I love boosting the low-end for sure, especially on male vocals and bass guitar. Add in some 60hz for that extra warmth and if you need to use the High Pass throw it on 50 and bump the low-end frequency up one click and you get a nice beefy sound. The high-end is really nice on this one too, adds some clarity and a nice sheen to anything you can throw at it. The mids are pretty good too. They're not too harsh when boosted slightly and pulling frequencies out is pretty nice too. Overall, excellent unit! Worth every single penny!

Review: DOC Submitted: 1/31/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The sound Inwas looking for

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It gave life to my vocals. Made it warm and punchy. The clean preamps I had before made the vocals flat.

Review: This actually works Submitted: 11/8/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Sounds like a Neve, EQ is actually quite excellent

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I've owned several pres both expensive and inexpensive, and I will say this. For under a grand, this unit is the real deal if you live the Neve type sound. Even an SM58 sounds like an expensive mic when ran through this unit. The eq is insanely musical and is definitely NOT an AFTERTHOUGHT!! Another pro is that this unit is made in the EU and NOT China. Also, a feature that is amazing for modern producers who use a DAW is this: You can run any mono track through your interface and into a port in the back of the unit and give any of your tracks some real color/mojo. I can't recommend this unit enough.

Review: Tim Submitted: 9/5/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Well put-together

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Lots of gain available and you can run it clean or push it for over driven harmonics and tone. The EQ is smooth and I like that it can be bypassed or left in. It also has a line-level input on the back that can be used to run signals through after you record them. I'm looking to buy a second one.

Review: Damiane Crenshaw Submitted: 7/24/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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My go to pre

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Took my recordings to the next level

Review: Carl Moore Music, carlmooremusic@yahoo.com Submitted: 7/24/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Versatile Gear GREAT Price!

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In the world of vintage analog clones and digital emulations, Heritage Audio holds its own ground. This piece is a sonic beauty. It responds to sources very well and the EQ is clean. I was very happy with the smooth top end as well has how robust and full it made my sources. I’ve used everything from a c414, sm57, Sennheiser e604, to a wa47 on this unit and it handled well! If needed I can provided listening examples but grab this unit!! You won’t be disappointed!

Review: Matthew Cosek Submitted: 7/21/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great neve clone

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Great EQ on this thing. The high band can get harsh if you push on it too hard, but other than that it's perfect. The preamp itself can go from big and clean, to straight up nasty. This so far is the best 1073 clone I've used to date. I like it better than the BAE even, myself. If you're looking for an affordable Neve clone, look no further.

Review: Brian “Izzy”Bullard Submitted: 6/21/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Wow

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I love this pre allot works on vocals, guitars, bass and violins. Great price !!! Very neve very vintage sounding.

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