I have a couple pres built by Desert Island Audio that are ba183 boards out of a Neve 80 Series.You can go to their site and see them.Nothing else touches them for LV or AG.
I have a BAE 1023,and a Chandler Ltd 1(with original Neve guts) that come close.
I have an old 30 channel Trident Trimix with all transformer pres,and they sound great on certain sources,but night and day from any of the Neve stuff.
Then I have a UA8110 that has some variable settings that can sound totally clean up to Neve-ish.
But my point is,I don't care who says what,I know what they do or don't do.That is all that matters.Let your ears be your guide.
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