by Stefan Wyeth | 4,9 / 5,0 | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
AMS Neve 1073SPX-D: The Legendary Mic Pre is now Plug-and-Play

AMS Neve 1073SPX-D: The Legendary Mic Pre is now Plug-and-Play


The AMS Neve 1073SPX-D brings the versatility of USB and ADAT connectivity to the recording industry’s favourite microphone preamp.


Rather than being aimed at professional studios exclusively, the 1073SPX-D has been designed with recording, content creation, and live sound workflows in mind. Now without requiring additional gear, you can record directly into your laptop from a 1073 mic preamp.

AMS Neve 1073SPX-D

If you’re unfamiliar with Neve preamps, these are the bee’s knees. For years, they’ve been a must-have gold standard in pro studios worldwide. As the industry’s demands are shifting, AMS Neve has moved with the times and the 1073SPX-D is a prime example of this.

In addition to the legendary analogue circuitry of the 1073, the 1073SPX-D has high-end 24-bit 192 kHz conversion, making it a flexible recording tool. Besides the class-compliant USB audio interface, you also have ADAT I/O and a word clock out.

You are currently viewing a placeholder content from YouTube. To access the actual content, click the button below. Please note that doing so will share data with third-party providers.

More Information

This makes it possible to use the 1073SPX-D as an expansion preamp on your current ADAT interface. Furthermore, you can expand the channel input count with multichannel preamps like the 1073OPX.

In theory, combining a high-end mono channel strip and a stereo audio interface might sound a bit outlandish. However, Neve understands the user’s demands well enough to ensure that the 1073SPX-D fits into a wide range of professional recording and live workflows.


With flexible DAW and direct monitoring options, a high-end headphone preamp, ADAT to USB, and DIGI I/O, the 1073SPX-D has many ways to incorporate the 1073 into your recording or mixing workflow.

AMS Neve 1073SPX-D
AMS Neve 1073SPX-D

The 1073SPX-D is a natural evolution of our analogue and digital circuit designs. After extensive research, it became clear that there was no single device that can handle both the analogue processing and digital conversion capabilities that the 1073SPX-D now offers in a single rackmount unit. Now, small home studio setups, or artists on the road can access the famed 1073 sound directly from their desktop or laptop computer, without the need for additional equipment. When our team began development of the 1073SPX-D, a no compromise approach to circuit design was applied throughout, ensuring that the 1073SPX-D remains true to the Neve name, and delivers the sound quality that our customers demand

Robin Porter, Chief Engineer, AMS Neve

Pricing and availability:

The 1073SPX-D will be available soon from your favourite retailer, priced at $2,995 MSRP.

More about the AMS Neve 1073SPX-D:

*Note: This article contains advertising links that help us finance our site. Don’t worry: the price for you always stays the same! If you purchase something through these links, we receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!

AMS Neve 1073SPX-D: The Legendary Mic Pre is now Plug-and-Play

How do you like this post?

Rating: Yours: | ø:

One response to “AMS Neve 1073SPX-D: The Legendary Mic Pre is now Plug-and-Play”

    Bob Allred says:

    Hmm. Making a 1073DPX into an interface makes a lot more sense to me. A great front and back end in that setup. Albeit at a cost.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *