Heritage Audio has announced availability of the HA-81A, a British-spec hybrid channel strip representing the latest addition to its Elite Series range of zero-compromise, high- quality yet affordable alternatives to entry-level brands.

Heritage Audio HA 81A

The all-new mix of two classic consoles, combines an all- discrete, Class-A 73-style mic preamp with an acclaimed 81-style equalizer.

The HA-81A’s preamp section is an 80 dB, all discrete Class-A design with Carnhill/St. Ives input and output transformers, exactly the same one found in the other Elite Series modules. The preamp features gain, output trim, -20db pad, polarity reverse, and +48v phantom power.

The HA-81’s equalizer section is an exceptionally musical 4 band, inductor-based equalizer with high and low pass filters. Where 3 band equalizers such as the typical 73-style exceed at musicality but may get short of features, the HA-81A EQ equally excels on both. Extreme control over Shelf or Bell response curves on the high and lows, dual Q on both mid bands, with dedicated high and low mid ones, and a range of 40 frequency selections to choose from.

The Heritage HA-81A utilizes only rotary switches and precision, concentric potentiometers. And like all of the products in our Elite range, the HA-81A is built with the most cutting edge methods in manufacturing and design, without ever compromising audio quality or cutting corners — all at the Heritage headquarters in Spain.

The HA-81A is shipping and available now via RAD Distribution in the US with a MAP of $1,099 USD and elsewhere via Heritage Audio’s growing global network of dealers.

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