Neve 31099, the lesser known brother of the 1073.
The 31099 is the lesser known brother of the 1073. It has almost the exact same characteristics as a 1073 with 2 exceptions.
- It only has a mic input rather than both a mic and a line input. This means you really need to attenuate any line level signal before sending it through a 31099.
- The 31099 also has a different transformer to
the 1073. When purchasing a 31099 it’s important to get the version with the desired transformer. The early models used a mariner or St. Ives 10467, later models used a Bellclere TF10014 which were excess telephone transformers which unfortunately can be a little microphonic. This means that if you tapped the module you can hear it in the audio. The way to tell the versions apart is the Bellclereis a silver stamped packet. The Marinair or St. Ives is green with a hammered finish or a white resin top.