AMS-Neve 4081

AMS-Neve 4081

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4081, Solid-State Pre-amp from AMS-Neve.

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AMS-Neve 4081 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: AMS-Neve
  • Model: 4081
  • Category: Solid-State Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 08/25/2008

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AMS-Neve 4081 user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

lolsixteen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" really disappointed ..."

AMS-Neve 4081
I would not stay on the features, I just find it lacks inputs TRS if RAS.


it is easy to configure, drivers work well on mac, no worries on that side of.
The manual is well done.


this is where I was disappointed that I did not keep the bike, I compared with a great river MPN-1V live and it's just the day and night, the sound is fuller and warm with the MPN-1V. More power Neve preamps that I could never turn up the gain on pain to saturate my MIDAS table or firewire sequencer. eg setting a 55 DB gain with 20dB pad switched for AEA R84 ribbon, I can not even explain to you not with other mics .... Well it is true that it is not in the same price 4 great river will cost double the AMS 4081 ....


Well I quickly returned the Neve, and even if the sound is good I prefer to orient myself on a stereo preamp but better quality.
I do not have that choice.

guizzz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" NEVE SIMPLY"

AMS-Neve 4081
a transistor preamp with a very military look :)

half-2u rack with 4 pre-amp without EQ and no jack input :/

See manufacturer website for the connection, very complete in any case exept the absence of input jack 6'35.
Otherwise it is very complete and very "fun".

the possibility of adding the famous card Option Digital FW / AES I return it below ;)

it is of course possible to the Racker 4081 but it takes roughly 90 to 100 € for neve corner braces :/


NOTHING MORE EASY (for the use of the digital preamps no card)

Each preamp has a gain control (+20 dBu to +70 dBu), a LED signal presence and an LED clipping.

brief a large specific button neve and roll youth :)

I expect delivery of my card Digital FW / AES to use my two 4081 audio interface. No longer have to go through the converter my motu. I will return to the installation of all this ...


This is where I took a big slap.

It is sharp, bright and airy ... terribly for having a neve 1073 format 500 well 2555euro for 4xpreamplis of this quality I tell you to rush ...

I initially purchased a package and when I had a kick, a snare and two toms in, I sold my presto universal audio 4-710 and I left on a second machine to have neve 8 preamp ...
On guitars or even voice is a treat, easy to slip into the mix ...

We can linker, several, FireWire, which allows, with a simple laptop, nomadic, some w / little space to have an incredible result.
The 4081 has a real energy, it carves sound, has an incredible punch, and the A / D conversion is up to 384 kHz DXD can work if you want. More D / A converters, which allows you to insert devices, use the conversion independently, is very interesting too.


I had a lot of preamp for me neve is above all that I had the chance to test (this is a subjective opinion, but this is mine with my ears)

the price / quality ratio is just fabulous (4 neve preamp of this quality for 2500euro)

care is not as sub neve could SSL with alpha channel XLogic there is a product at the top ...
doc benway04/08/2013

doc benway's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very well"

AMS-Neve 4081
Module 2U half-rack with 4 pre-amps near the pre-amps (therefore without EQ) neve 1081.
Per 1 transformer, there are at least 2 of the 1081 original, and I believe that bypasses the transformer is on-line entries.
See website builder for connectivity, very complete in any case exept the absence of input jack 6'35.
reverse polarity, low Impedence switch, etc. etc..


This is a pre-amp anything!


Name blue, there is low! This is what I have more guts so to speak.
This is an exellent preamp, I say more? It's nevesque, this fishery is huge, "fat" as they say over there. Go, I say "larger than life"


I just find it secondhand, I used live session on sax, clarinet and accordion. Ben is well! Even when I took the time to compare it to my telefunken 676, he brings more bass, but is otherwise the same quality.
I wonder how it compares to a 1081 vintage or modern. Even when C is really cheaper, and they cut the budget of the transformers!
But as it sounds, it sounds! and c is gaining ...

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