Golden Age Project Pre-73 Jr

1-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

  • No integrated circuits in signal path
  • Max. 70 dB mic gain
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Switchable phase
  • Mic Input: XLR / jack 6.3mm combo
  • Hi-Z input: 6.3 mm jack for guitar / bass
  • Line output: XLR /jack 6.3mm combo
  • Desktop format
  • Incl. external power supply

Further Information

Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 1
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs XLR, jack
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection No
Level Meter No

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Doesn?t do much but does it good
Bob Corey, 15.05.2018
This is a nice preamp to use in a proffessional studio or a home studio. At least for the genres of music I work on (rock, pop, folk) this is a nice unit. I bought it in order to be rest asured that I am not loosing anything preamp-wise. After some recordings I must say that this preamp is very silent in terms of hum, noise or anything. Feels very well built too. I run it straight to the A/D converters of an RME Fireface 800. Here are some thoughts:

- On *VOCALS* it warms and fulls them, the difference to my RME FireFace 800 preamps is not big, sometimes not even audible, but in general it fits the vocals a bit better into the mix. It can feel a little ritch at the low-mid area, which for some maybe a good thing for others a bad, depends on taste.
- Same goes for the *ACOUSTIC GUITARS* when they?re recorded with a microphone.
- On *ELECTRIC GUITAR* is pretty fine to record with a microphone, but very usefull for recording line-in because it gives you full control of the input volume, with the RME ff800 I shouldn?t be playing hard otherwise it?d peak, but probably you get something like a pad on other devices(?) so it is a good DI box as well.
- It can also distort the sound if you crank the input in a way that is not always bad and can be used as an effect!

You should get it if:
- you have extra money and want to improve/change your sound a just tiny tiny bit
- you really need an external pre to (let?s say) operate a compressor before the A/D or doesn?t trust his mic preamps for various reasons
Of course there are a lot of other applications it might be needed for, but I find that these two will probably interest someone that is looking to buy this one.

Do I recomend it between others? It is a fine unit at a price that many bad preamps are...but this one competes the double priced units, so if you need it, buy it.
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Awesome Preamp for the price
Soselote, 30.10.2020
Honestly, if you are rating this preamp less than 4/5 is probably because you have not trained your ears or probably you are expecting a preamp that also bring you the coffee.

Please, check the price again. Then hear your recordings with and without. In my opinion there's no preamp nowadays brand new, that can beat this one in its field.
I'm a user with an Apogee Duet, I bought that preamp and...it made a difference.

The only thing I can complain is the charger, seems questionable quality. But the preamp is solid like a rock. As the knobs and all the device.
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Great sound, very simple.
PhilP, 18.08.2015
I use it for live mainly to give quality to vocals, and it does give a great amount of warm punch and quality. I have to say it's almost magic, maybe i'm just lucky that it works perfectly with my vocals. It helps the performance a lot.
The only thing I was a bit surprised about is that the module itself is actually bigger than I expected, it is really deep. So if like me you're choosing something small to travel do check measurements.
Another thing is that I didn't like it that much when pushed up all the way, the distortion I get from it is not interesting for vocals. Probably is for guitar and others. I use the gain about halfway and it gives a truly beautiful powerful quality.
I couldn't be happier for that price. I will definitely use it in the studio too and it will definitely be my go to preamp now for vocals, and surely other instruments too.
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Great pre-amp
Tkivan, 25.11.2020
This is a pre-amp worth buying. Especially if you want your sound to be colored by this great little thingy. Very straight forward, no extra knobs and options that will complicate your life. Really like to combine the gain knob with the output knob. The more you crank up the gain and regulate the output the more colored sound you will get. I have this pre-amp for three years now and it's still working perfectly. Been using it almost every day for a couple of hours.
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