NEVE 8803 EQ

Perfect working order, boxed and in near mint cosmetic condition: a Neve 8803 Dual Band EQ for sale....

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Perfect working order, boxed and in near mint cosmetic condition: a Neve 8803 Dual Band EQ for sale.

There are no racking marks on the face around the rack ears, no scratches or damage to the paintwork, and only a few very light scratches to the top of the metal casing (invisible when racked): this unit is otherwise in as-new condition (please see detailed photos).

Price includes VAT at 20% (for sales in UK/EU) – buyers outside the EU please contact us for tax-free prices. VAT-free sales possible to businesses and individuals in the EU with a valid VAT Number.

It comes with the original switching power supply, USB lead and CD.

The latest version of the Neve recall software can be downloaded from the AMS Neve website.

The unit has a universal power supply accepting from 100 to 240v making it suitable for use all over the world. The UK mains lead will not be included for overseas sales unless requested – it accepts a standard IEC (‘kettle’) lead.

No introduction should be necessary: a Neve 2 Channel EQ, handmade and handwired in England – with an excellent digital recall facility that makes it a cinch to exactly match settings (great for mastering or revisiting old mixes) – perfect for adding that classy analogue sheen to digital recordings.

This is what Neve have to say:

Part of the exclusive Neve 88 Series, the 8803 is a dual channel equalizer and filter. Like the other units in the 88 series collection, the 8803 is hand-made and hand-wired in Burnley, England, and delivers legendary Neve sound with digitally recallable settings via USB connection to Mac or PC. This is an outstanding tool for creative flexibility, allowing Neve’s legendary analogue processing to be used as never before in collaboration with computer workstations.

Designed to deliver the inimitable sound of the flagship Neve 88RS console, the 8803 Dual Equalizer’s circuitry is based on the classic Neve 8108 topology. Balanced inputs and ±20dB trim are followed by two 12dB per octave filters. The High-Pass Filter has a variable corner frequency from 25Hz to 300Hz, and the Low-Pass Filter has a range of 3kHz-15kHz. The four bands of equalization offer selectable shelving and switchable Q on the high and low bands, with continuously variable Q on the mid frequency bands. Frequency selection is variable on all bands within the ranges 33Hz-440Hz, 120Hz-2kHz, 0.8kHz-9kHz and 1.5kHz-18kHz.

For modern producers and engineers looking to shape and develop sounds with unrivalled sonic purity and musicality, the 8803 Dual Channel Equalizer is the preeminent choice.


Revered equalization circuitry derived from classic 8108 design and flagship 88RS analogue console

Hand-built and hand-wired by Neve in Burnley, England

±20dB Input trim

High pass filter 25Hz-300Hz, 12dB per octave

Low pass filter 3kHz-15kHz, 12dB per octave

EQ High 1.5k-18kHz, selectable Shelving/Bell, selectable Hi Q

EQ Mid High 0.8kHz-9kHz, Q range: 0.3 to 7 continuously variable

EQ Mid Low 120Hz-2kHz, Q range: 0.3 to 7 continuously variable

EQ Low 33Hz-440Hz, selectable Shelving/Bell, selectable Hi Q

EQ bypass switch

USB port for recall of settings via Mac or PC and control software

XLR input combination jack, +4dBu, -10dBV

XLR and parallel jack outputs

External 100V-250V power supply 

Hugh Robjohns commented in Sound On Sound:

“Sound-wise, the equaliser was all I expected, with a smooth, flattering sound that handled huge dynamics with considerable ease. Using the 8803 as a simple line driver was impressive enough — the analogue stages are very competent and seem to add an analogue gloss to digital sources just by being in the signal path.”

His full Neve 8803 review can be found here.


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