DESKTOP PASSIVE MONITORING SYSTEM
Heritage Audio’s Baby RAM is the ultimate passive-monitoring system, delivering the most transparent signal with the best stereo imaging of any other passive designs available!
Classic console design meets a passive signal path.
Introducing the Baby RAM: a boutique, passive-circuit monitor controller inspired by classic European console designs. Baby RAM is the ultimate controller for total transparency — a zero-compromise signal path, paired with a simplified control set keeps both your monitors and your ears where you need them.
Baby RAM features a 4 gang, 24 step rotary switch for volume as opposed to cheaper stereo potentiometers, which means the precision of your stereo signal is perfect on every position! Baby RAM also has no insertion loss, meaning that there’s no extra coloration or signal loss at any settings.
Complex design with simplified workflow.
Baby RAM might pack a zero-compromise circuit design, but it couldn’t be any easier to use: 2 stereo -pair inputs and outputs — both balanced and ground free (unbalanced compatible) on gold plated TRS jacks, and Mute, Dim, Mono, and Volume monitoring controls make Baby RAM a breeze to work with. And with it’s passive design, it also means you have no concerns with bad power supplies, as no supply is needed!
Baby RAM 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.
THIS IS WHERE BABY RAM WILL TAKE YOU
- Classic European console design, inspired by the best master-console-sections
- No insertion loss, for the most transparent passive-design that’s available
- Perfect stereo imaging, thanks to a 24-step rotary switch for a sub-tenth of a dB precision on every single attenuation position
- Fully passive, meaning no power supply is needed
- Two stereo-pair inputs and outputs, all balanced and ground free (unbalanced compatible) on gold plated TRS Jacks
- MUTE, DIM and MONO controls
- UNLIMITED HEADROOM: Being a passive device, it is only limited by the preceding and following devices´s headroom.
- BALANCED AND FLOATING INPUTS AND OUTPUTS: Inputs and Outputs on gold plated TRS JACKs, unbalanced compatible.
- 24 STEP PASSIVE ATTENUATOR: In 3 dB steps for sub tenth dB precision in betwqeen left and right.
- MUTE less than 100dBu.
- NO ADDED DISTORTION OR NOISE.
- INSERTION LOSS: Less than 0.2dB.
Well, I´ve finally gotten around to writing a review for this absolutely stellar preamp… it only took me three years! At least you know that I actually had time to give it some use before writing my review. Since, winning my 73Jr in an online writing contest, it has made valuable contributions to all of my recordings. Everything about the 73Jr is well made and I can’t say enough about its build quality. It´s based on the vintage 1073 preamp and it adds a warm, creamy clarity to vocals and it makes digital keyboards/synthesizers sound less digital before hitting the DAW. My 73Jr does what it is meant to do and it does it flawlessly. BONUS: when pushed it adds some really sweet breakup to clean guitar. I never imagined that a mic preamp could actually contribute to a recording… I mean, all they do is raise the volume of a signal, right? Hahaha! I was wrong and I’m glad I was wrong! Had I not won my 73 Jr in a contest, I would have never found out how truly necessary a good preamp is to making a quality recording. I have to admit that, my first thought was to sell it for some quick cash – I didn’t own a Lunch Box and my prize was going to require the purchase of a Series 500 chassis. But, ha! I’m a gear freak and the 73Jr now sits next to an harmonic exciter and a compressor. I’m glad I spent the money on a Lunch Box because the 73Jr is a keeper!!!! If you are in the market for a 500 Series preamp, the Heritage Audio 73Jr will make you a very happy camper.
It´s a truly special unit. It´s a best in class considering its price, having ahpf, and line in onboard. Without all of those things it still wins, as it´s exactly what you´re looking for sound-wise. I´ve tried several other sub 1k iterations of this circuit. Up until now, nothing has gotten me this close. Shines on vocals, and synths. I´m frantically trying to save to get another unit, and will eventually add the eq’s as well. This is the real deal folks. My Sweetwater Rep, Brian Loney was dead-on with this one!
It’s the real deal… been tracking vocals on this thing with an SM7b and Warm Audio 1176 after in the chain before printing in Protools… excellent. Just recently tracked a kick drum with it and it was surprising very transient and punchy accompanied with API 550A/560 EQ within the Protools DAW. Incredible piece that is a MUST in your U-rack.
I’m completely loving this preamp after a couple of weeks of ownership. Dialing in a good sound is straightforward. I have gotten thickly saturated sounds from a DI improving tone on my Fender P bass and allowing the bass to be heard easily in a mix. Playback on my iPhone speakers still produced the clear sound of the bass recordings. With a cheap mic I was able to dial in a clean sound by keeping the input transformer subdued and cranking the squeaky clean output transformer. By the way, the pad is in the chain before the input transformer so engaged you can crank the input harder. Also lots of success with my Alpha Juno 2 analog synth. It sounds huge. I will likely invest in the 73eq down the line. Tone galore.
Can´t go wrong with this Pre. The amount of tonal variation the gain knob provides will make it easy to fit any source you throw at it. Great on Vocals – just sounds simply expensive. I usually record guitars direct and this thing gave my Axe Fx 2 a new life. ( Never thought the sound of the Axe fx needed any more but this preamp just gives the sound an extra level of clarity ) Can’t wait to get at least another one of these units for a stereo pair.