john12ax7

1073 1084 faceplate dimensions
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:54:37 PM »
Probably something that has been been covered but I can't seem to find the exact dimensions of the 1073 and 1084 faceplates.  They seem about 5U high (8.75") by around 1.7 or 1.8" wide.

Also how narrow could they reasonably be made to accommodate things? 1.5"?

I am imagining a sort of frankenstein console so thinking of how everything would all for together.


ruffrecords

Re: 1073 1084 faceplate dimensions
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 07:19:48 PM »
The original Neve 1073 and similar modules were 5U high and 50mm wide. Later Neve designs used 35mm wide modules and I seem to rememeber early ones of these had external output transformers. They did however use different amplifier boards to the 1073.. Note: 35mm is 1.38 inches. 1.5 inches is 38.1 mm so it might be feasible to fit a 1073 in a 1.5 inch module.

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Ian
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john12ax7

Re: 1073 1084 faceplate dimensions
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 08:57:34 PM »
Thanks. So it would seem the transformer would determine the minimum width. And also the size of the panel switches.

ruffrecords

Re: 1073 1084 faceplate dimensions
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 03:50:06 AM »
Thanks. So it would seem the transformer would determine the minimum width. And also the size of the panel switches.
Yes. When I was there I do not rememeber the 35mm modules using any different switches to the original 50mm modules. They did change the knobs to those horrible aluminium ones though.

Cheers

Ian
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https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


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