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BAE 1032 Single Channel Pre and EQ

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The BAE 1032 Single Channel Pre and EQ offers 80dB Class A Microphone preamplifier, HI-LO selectable input impedance, balanced and floating. Inspired by the 1081 EQ, the BAE 1032 also offers a comprehensive high-frequency shelf up to 24kHz.

£3,162.50 ex VAT £3,795.00 inc VAT

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£3,162.50 ex VAT £3,795.00 inc VAT

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BAE 1032 Single Channel Pre and EQ

The new BAE 1032 Single Channel Pre and EQ was inspired by the frequencies of the classic 1081. It uses the same high-quality components and manufacturing techniques used in other BAE modules featuring the same Class A transformer-coupled circuits and same modular cards for long-term serviceability.

Along with the passive inductor high-pass filter, the BAE 1032 4-band equaliser provides greater coverage. The high-mid and low-mid frequencies overlap for flexibility in correcting problem frequencies. The BAE 1032 also provides a more comprehensive high-frequency shelf up to 24kHz for extended high-frequency correction without compromising the mid-range.

Many people loved the EQ portion of the 1081 but the amplifier was class A/B. Our clients told us that they prefer the class A output and so we now have a 1081 inspired equalizer with a 1073 preamp.

Features of the BAE 1032 Single Channel Pre and EQ

  • Inspired by the 1081 EQ points using the same inductor specifications.
  • Class A transformer-coupled.
  • Hand wired, all discrete using modular cards.
  • 4-band with HPF.
  • Low and High Mid-band overlapping frequencies.
  • Extended selection for high frequency shelving.
  • High quality Swiss made Elma® rotary switches.

* Please note that this unit requires a BAE 24V PSU to operate.

The power supply can run 2 units simultaneously thats why units are sold separately as well.
Please choose the correct option when adding to the cart.

BAE 1032 Single Channel Pre and EQ Specifications

High Frequency:

  • +/-16dB selectable frequency shelving at 10, 12, 16, 20 or 24 kHz.

Low Frequency:

  • +/-16dB with selectable frequency shelving of 35Hz, 60Hz, 110Hz & 220Hz.

1081 Upper Mid Frequency:

  • +/-18dB peaking, fixed 'Q' , selectable centre frequencies of 1.5Khz, 1.8kHz, 2.2Khz, 2.7kHz, 3.3Khz, 3.9kHz, 4.7kHz, 5.6kHz , 6.8kHz and 8.2Khz , inductor based.

1081 Lower Mid Frequency:

  • +/-18dB peaking, fixed ´Q´, selectable center frequencies of 220Hz, 270Hz, 330Hz, 390Hz, 470Hz, 560Hz, 680Hz, 820Hz, 1000Hz and 1200Hz, , inductor based.

High Pass Filter:

  • 18dB per octave slope, switchable between 50Hz, 80Hz, 160Hz & 300Hz, inductor based.

EQ Button:

  • Engages the equalizer.

Phase Button:

  • Flips phase180°.

Mic Input Impedance:

  • HI, 1200 Ohm minimum, LO, 300 Ohm.

Line Input Impedance:

  • 10KOhms bridging, transformer balanced and floating.

Output Impedance:

  • Less than 75 Ohms, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 Ohms.

Maximum Output:

  • Greater than +26dBm into 600 Ohms, greater than +32dBu into 10KOhms.


  • Less than 0.025% at 1Khz, Less than 0.05% at 100Hz.

Frequency Response:

  • 20Hz (+0.3dB) to 20Khz (-0.2dB).

Maximum Gain:

  • Slightly greater than 80dB.


  • Less than -100dBm.

Power consumption:

  • 110 mA @24VDC.