BAE Audio 1032
BAE Audio 1032
For Gear Heads:
The BAE 1032 is the newest creation from BAE Audio. The BAE 1032 is a 4-band Mic/Line preamp by BAE and was inspired by the frequencies of the classic Neve 1081. It uses the same high quality components and manufacturing techniques used in other BAE modules featuring the same Class A transformer-coupled circuits and same modular cards for long-term serviceability.
Along with the passive inductor high-pass filter, the BAE 1032's 4-band equalizer provides greater coverage. The high-mid and low-mid frequencies overlap for flexibility in correcting problem frequencies. The BAE 1032 also provides a more comprehensive high frequency shelf up to 24kHz for extended high frequency correction without compromising the midrange.
Many people loved the EQ portion of the 1081 but the amplifier was class A/B. Our clients told us that they prefer the class A output and so we now have a 1081 inspired equalizer with a 1073 preamp.
The BAE Audio 1032 is inspired by the frequencies of the classic 1081... except unlike the original Neve 1081 class A/B amplifier the BAE 1032 utilizes a Class A transformer. The BAE 1032 is the newest addition to BAE preamp line. The guys at BAE surprise us every time and keep setting the bar for authentic Neve Preamps. And of course, all BAE Audio gear is hand-wired, point to point hand-soldered and built here in the USA. No "green board" like other companies and they are using the most authentic parts to the original Neve 1073 as it gets
80dB Class A Microphone preamplifier, HI-LO selectable input impedance, balanced and floating.
+/-16dB selectable frequency shelving at 10, 12 or 16 kHz.
+/-16dB with selectable frequency shelving of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz.
1081 Upper Mid Frequency:
+/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' , selectable centre frequencies of 1.5Khz, 1.8kHz, 2.2Khz, 2.7kHz, 3.3Khz, 3.9kHz, 4.7kHz, 5.6kHz , 6.8kHz and 8.2Khz , inductor based.
1081 Lower Mid Frequency:
+/-18dB peaking, fixed ´Q´, selectable center frequencies of 220Hz, 270Hz, 330Hz, 390Hz, 470Hz, 560Hz, 680Hz, 820Hz, 1000Hz and 1200Hz, , inductor based.
High Pass Filter:
18dB per octave slope, switchable between 50Hz, 80Hz & 300Hz, inductor based.
Engages the equalizer.
Mic Input Impedance:
HI, 1200 Ohm minimum, LO, 300 Ohm.
Line Input Impedance:
10KOhms bridging, transformer balanced and floating.
Less than 75 Ohms, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 Ohms.
Greater than +26dBm into 600 Ohms, greater than +32dBu into 10KOhms.
Less than 0.025% at 1Khz, Less than 0.05% at 100Hz.
20Hz (+0.3dB) to 20Khz (-0.2dB).
Slightly greater than 80dB.
Less than -100dBm.
110 mA @24VDC.