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Nomination for Outstanding Technical Achievement in Signal Processing Hardware – 500 Series Modules Category


Anaheim, CA, September 24, 2020 – BAE Audio has announced that its 73EQL 500 Series Module has been nominated for the 36th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Signal Processing Hardware – 500 Series Modules category. The nomination marks the fifth time that BAE Audio has received nominations in this category – previous nominations included the 1073MPL, 1066DL, G10, and 500C modules – as well as the company’s ongoing capability in developing high-end studio tools which have become staples in professional and project studios around the world.

Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awards are the pro audio and musical instrument industries’ most prestigious honors, celebrating the spirit of innovation and honoring best-in-class products in the pro audio community. Following a call for entries across many different categories, a panel comprised of leaders in audio and production carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the 73EQL. Voting will begin November 19, 2020, and winners will be announced during NAMM’s online Believe in Music Week kicking off on January 18, 2021.

Complete sonic control with a classic voicing

Building off of the innovations of their class-defining 500 series 1073 preamps, the 73EQL is the ultimate tone shaping tool for any studio or mobile recording rig. With a 3-band EQ section and high pass filter controls, the 73EQL is able to shape nuances of sound sources while imparting the classic sound character of the 1073 — making it the ultimate accompaniment to a BAE 1073MPL 500 series preamplifier or as a stand-alone EQ to complement any other input source. The 73EQL 500 is hand-wired in Hollywood, CA with the same Carnhill/St Ives transformers, inductors and Elma switches as its 19” rack brethren and builds upon the company’s two-decade legacy of authentic sound character and peerless build quality.

“The 73EQL shares the same pedigree and workmanship of our classic 1073 lineup,” explained Mark Loughman, President of BAE Audio. “Achieving an authentic 1073 sound inside the 500 series format was a significant milestone for our company, and today we’ve managed to extend this capability into what we feel is the best sounding 500 series EQ on the market. With its extended control over all three frequency bands, the 73EQL delivers world class vintage BAE sound in a compact form factor.”

For more information on the TEC Awards please visit https://www.tecawards.org.

For more information on the 73EQL, please visit http://www.baeaudio.com.

About BAE Audio

BAE Audio is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end microphone preamp and equalizers, all of which are faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. The company is committed to the vintage philosophy of hand wiring and hand soldering all of its components to achieve a high quality and authentically vintage sound. For more information on BAE Audio, please visit our website at www.baeaudio.com.

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