Golden Age Project Pre-73 mkIII Plus
Golden Age Project Pre-73 mkIII Plus

Pre-73 mkIII Plus, Solid-State Pre-amp from Golden Age Project.

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[Musikmesse] 3 new Golden Age Project PRE-73

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Golden Age Project will launch in May three new versions of its legendary PRE-73 Class A mic preamp, which will be introduced at Musikmesse.

The PRE-73 mkII will soon have a little brother, called PRE-73 Jr, a more compact version of the little red box with the following features:

  • Discrete solid-state Class-A circuit
  • Gain range from 20 to 70 dB
  • Phantom power and phase switches
  • High-impedance instrument input
  • LED signal indicator
  • Output level control
  • XLR/1/4“ combo input
  • Separate XLR and TRS outputs
  • Insert jack to add external processors
  • The circuit board is prepared for Carnhill input transformer
  • External power supply

The PRE-73 Jr will be available for 2,495 Swedish Kronas, which is approximately 268 € / US $291.

Golden Age Project will also debut at Musikmesse the evolution of its preamp, with the Pre-73 mkIII and its Plus variation, the latter with Carnhill input and output transformers.


  • Tantalium capacitors in the signal path
  • High frequencies AIR Boost switch to add 3 or 6 dB at 30 kHz
  • Two-way high-pass switch 
  • Modified gain control with a separate switch for the Mic/Line selection
  • All the gain parameters can be used in Line mode

These mkIII versions are also expected in May, the Pre-73 mkIII will have a price of 3,595 Swedish Kronas (385 € / US $419) while the PRE-73 mkIII Plus will be available for 4,995 Swedish Kronas / 535 € / US $583.

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