Golden Age Project PREQ-73 Premier Preamp

1-channel Mic/Line/Instrument Preamp/EQ with 80dB of Gain, 3-band EQ, and Transformer-balanced I/O

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Golden Age Project PREQ-73 Premier Preamp


The Golden Age Project PREQ-73 is a single-channel vintage style microphone/line/instrument preamplifier with a two band shelving equalizer offering a smooth and effective sound shaping.

The signal path uses only discrete components like resistors, capacitors and transistors. The line and microphone input and the line output are transformer balanced, using three different transformers, each one optimized for its purpose. The fully floating output can drive a level of at least +26 dBu into a load as low as 600 Ohms.

This is the way audio components were built before integrated circuits became available. The subjective sound quality delivered by vintage equipment is often preferred over the one delivered by modern units, a situation that is even more obvious now when music is recorded with clean sounding digital audio equipment.

The circuit used in the PREQ-73 is similar to the preamp and part of the equalizer section in the classical 1073 module with a corresponding sound character that is warm, punchy, sweet and musical. These classic characteristics have been heard on countless recordings through the years and it is a versatile sound that works very well on most sound sources and in most genres. The essence of this sound is now available at a surprisingly low cost, making it available to nearly everyone.


  • Vintage style electronics with no integrated circuits in the signal path
  • Maximum gain on the mic input is 80 dB, enough to handle passive ribbon mics with quiet sound sources
  • Gain range on the line input: -20 to +10 dB
  • Switchable impedance on the mic input, 1200 or 300 Ohm, will change the tone of many mics
  • Switchable phantom power and phase reverse
  • High-impedance instrument input for sound modules, electric guitar or bass
  • A two band LF (±15 dB) and HF (±20 dB) shelving equalizer with two selectable frequencies for each band
  • A simple but effective 3-step LED output level meter
  • Output level control for fine gain adjustments and to make it possible to drive the input gain and equalizer stages harder
  • Combo XLR/TRS input jacks and separate output XLR and TRS jacks for flexible connections. Will drive almost any load
  • Insert jack (unbalanced, low level) for inserting effect units in the signal path, it can be located before or after the eq section
  • Tantalum capacitors in the signal path
  • The circuit board is prepared for the Carnhill mic and line input transformers
  • Jumper selectable 600 Ohms output termination
  • External high power supply to avoid interaction with the audio circuits and transformers
  • A solid build quality that will last many years of normal use


Number of Channels 1
Inputs 1 x XLR-1/4″ TRS Combo Jack
1 x 1/4″ TS Hi-Z
Output 1 x 3-Pin XLR
1 x 1/4″ TRS
Phantom Power +48 VDC
Multi Function Preamplifier and Equalizer
Gain Range Mic Input: 20 to 80 dB
Line Input: -10 to +20 dB
Equalizer LF: ±15 dB Shelving Band at 55 Hz or 220 Hz
MF: ±15 dB Peaking Band at 350/700 Hz, 1.6 kHz, or 3.2 kHz
HF: ±20 dB Shelving Band at 10 kHz or 16 kHz
Input Impedance Mic: 300 Ohms or 1200 Ohms (Selectable)
Line: 10 kOhms
Instrument: 100 kOhms
Maximum Output Level Not Specified by Manufacturer
Specialties Switchable Polarity
Selectable 350/700 Hz Midrange Frequency via Jumper
Selectable 600-Ohm Output Impedance via Jumper
4-Segment LED Output Level Meter
Power Requirement 24 VAC Power Adapter
Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.5 x 1.8 x 10.0″ / 21.6 x 4.4 x 25.4 cm
Weight 4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
Jessica Limbong
Jessica Limbong
10:19 06 Jun 18
Packing bagus rapi, pelayanan oke banget, fast respon, barang original dan terpercaya, suka banget belanja disini. Cocok banget buat reseller juga maupun pemakaian pribadi. Thanks buat pelayanannya
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Ligo Nagalie
11:55 18 Jun 18
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Hank Zhu
Hank Zhu
13:37 15 May 18
Ownernya baik, servis top
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Emus Saripudin
09:04 10 Apr 18
Pelayanannya ramah banget, hanya saja posisi barang ada di gudang belakang jadi nunggu kurang lebih 5 menit, tapi barangnya komplit banget...
17:44 04 Jun 18
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Kalglori Gusto
Kalglori Gusto
14:33 17 Jun 18
Barangnya original dan penjualnya sangat membantu dalam memberikan masukan untuk kebutuhan sound saya
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tirta kwan
16:25 20 Oct 18
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yunus amrullah
09:06 10 Apr 18
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