Premium analogue gear manufacturer BAE Audio unleashes its brand new lineup of vintage analogue audio gear at Musikmesse Frankfurt, the world renowned international trade fair for musical instruments and audio technology. Between April 7 and 10, the compay will be demonstrating its new 10DCF compressor, as well as its 1066DL and 1023L 500 series vintage equalisers at Hall 9, Level 1, Stand C15.
“We are excited to bring our entire range of new products at Musikmesse next month,” commented BAE Audio President Mark Loughman. “Having introduced the 10DCF at AES in New York in October and our new 500 series equalisers at NAMM in Los Angeles last February, we look forward to bringing these innovative units to an entirely new segment of musicians, studio musicians and live performers.”
The 10DCF, which builds on the capabilities of BAE Audio’s10DC compressor/limiter, features the same build quality and attention to detail as its other rack gear, and includes Carnhill and Jensen transformers, all discrete circuitry and a brand new, inductor-based bypass filter. The 10DCF is shipping now, and pricing is set at $1,900 for a single unit without power supply, $2,100 with power supply, and $4,000 for a pair with power supply.
The new bypass filter delivers increased flexibility while recording low frequency ranged instruments, and engages at 50, 80, 160 and 300 Hz — perfect for users who want to compress a broad frequency range while leaving lower frequencies uncompressed. The 10DCF units are also stereo linkable, making them the perfect complement for the output stage of a mixer.
1066DL and 1023L 500 Series Preamplifiers
Meantime, the new1066DL and 1023L units take the beloved vintage sound and feature sets of BAE Audio’s 1066D and 1023 preamplifiers and make them available to fans of the popular “lunchbox” format, while maintaining the same hand-wired circuitry and premium components of their 19-inch cousins. The new products are a new, significant addition to BAE Audio’s growing portfolio of high-quality 500 series signal processing. The 1066DL is available now, and retails for $2,100 US, and the 1023L retails for $2,400 US.
The 1066DL is based on the classic 1066, which features the same mic-line preamplification stage as the 1073, but features different frequency selections in its EQ for a whole new sonic palette. The available frequencies on the 1066 are especially well suited to guitar applications because of its unique midrange. The 1023L — based on the classic 1023 — takes the preamp and EQ from the 1073 and expands upon it with significantly more frequency options in the high and mid sections, even allowing users to play the mid bell curve directly against the high and low shelves where they overlap.