Neve launches 1073OPX USB/ADAT Card at NAMM, pricing revealed

Neve has launched the 1073OPX USB/ADAT Card at the NAMM show – a powerful digital expansion card that uses the universally accepted ADAT protocol that can be installed into any 1073OPX manufactured after October 2020 (if your unit displays an ADAT button on the front, it's compatible) bringing a new level of versatility to your recording setup.

Packing eight 1073 remote-controllable preamps in a 2U rackmount case, the 1073OPX suits modern DAW-based workflows where space is at a premium, whilst also offering that 1073 sound.

The Neve 1073OPX USB/ADAT Card offers two new modes of operation:

1. The USB/ADAT Hub mode transforms the 1073OPX into an expandable USB Audio Interface, capable of connecting up to 16 inputs and 10 outputs through a single USB connection.

2. The ADAT Standalone mode allows users to digitally expand an existing ADAT-compatible audio interface via ADAT optical connection, adding eight Neve 1073 preamps and additional stereo output to an existing audio interface.

The 1073OPX USB/ADAT Card is available as a standalone digital card, providing an opportunity to upgrade a user’s existing 1073OPX.

Neve has also introduced the 1073OPX USB/ADAT Bundle, offering the 1073OPX unit with the added convenience of a pre-installed 1073OPX ADAT card.

Neve is prioritising its existing 1073OPX customers, with the standalone USB/ADAT cards on their way to our global dealer network from next week. The 1073OPX ADAT Card bundles will be available to ship by the end of April.

Recommended retail price:

Standalone 1073OPX USB/ADAT Card: $795 / £645.

1073OPX Unit and ADAT Card Bundle: $4,395 / £3,495.