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NAMM RECAP – BAE Audio and UK Sound

Audio and UK Sound Roll Into NAMM 2018 with Several New Products

BAE 73L EQ, Tonestack pedal and UK Sound’s FET compressor /1073 product line are among new product entries — in addition to Recently Launched BAE R53 and PDIS


Anaheim, CA – January 17, 2018 – BAE Audio [Booth 15917, Anaheim Convention Center], a manufacturer of premium analog hardware built to vintage specifications, had their debut of two exciting new product at this year’s NAMM show: the 73L 500 series EQ and the Tonestack guitar pedal. Also on view was the recently launched R53 horizontal 500 series rack and PDIS stereo direct injection box. The range of BAE products will be joined by offerings from BAE Audio subsidiary UK Sound, including products based on classic FET compressors and the 1073 preamp and EQ.

“We’ve got quite a lot of new gear to show off at NAMM this year, including many new products from UK Sound — our new subsidiary that offers premium analog gear at an affordable price,” says BAE Audio and UK Sound CEO Mark Loughman. “We’re maintaining our commitment to high quality components and classic designs with all of our recently launched and upcoming BAE Audio products, as UK Sound advances its mission to provide studio-quality products at an accessible price point with several new product entries.”


Rack ’em up with BAE Audio

BAE Audio showcased a brand new EQ for the 500 series: the 73L. This versatile and musical sound-shaping hardware borrows the design of the EQ section of the classic 1073 console preamp and EQ and fits it into a single lunchbox rackspace. The 73L is also the perfect complement to the recently launched R53 three-space horizontal rack, also on view at the BAE booth.

Following the success of its first guitar pedal, the Hot Fuzz, BAE Audio will debut its next offering for vintage stompbox enthusiasts at NAMM 2018: the Tonestack. This brand new dual-stomp pedal is based on classic a ‘70s silicon fuzz circuit known for its crisp and buzzy overdrive, recognizable from many well-known records of the period. It features unique tone controls for improved tweakability.


At this year’s NAMM show, BAE Audio showcased its popular new PDI and PDIS direct injection boxes at its booth. The single and dual channel DIs feature an OEP/Carnhill transformer for a smooth analog sound and rugged solid steel chassis to ensure durable on stage or in the studio.


UK Sound: cut from the same cloth

UK Sound introduced its first product, the 1173 preamp and compressor, at last year’s NAMM show. This year’s convention showcased with several new products that round out its line of quality, cost-effective studio gear. The 176 and 276 compressors are UK Sound’s new single and dual-channel FET compressors, making a high-quality version of this studio staple more accessible than ever.


Mirroring its parent company’s ability to translate classic designs to formats that meet every user’s needs, UK Sound will introduce a line of preamps and equalizers based on the classic 1073 preamp and equalizer. These include a flagship rack version of the preamp and EQ, as well as single and dual-channel standalone and 500 series iterations of the preamplifier section alone.

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About BAE Audio

BAE Audio is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-end microphone preamp and equalizers, all of which are faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. The company is committed to the vintage philosophy of hand wiring and hand soldering all of its components to achieve a high quality and authentically vintage sound.