Gear of the Year: Best Hardware Outboard – AMS Neve 1073N

Today we reveal the best hardware outboard selected by you – the readers!

Best Hardware Outboard – AMS Neve 1073N

Price: £1,795 Web:


Reviewer Mike Hillier said of this: “The 1073 circuit is famous for a reason: it sounds great on everything you throw at it. If you are looking for a desert island preamp, this has to be on your shortlist.” And we can’t add to that – except make sure you take a solar-powered generator with you too.

Read our Review of the AMS Neve 1073N Here

Other great outboards: Lindell Audio’s 17XS MkII is another 10/10 classic clone, this time of the 1176 compressor, and fortunately the Awesome Channel Amp really does live up to its name.