I also own an Aurora Audio GTQ2 and it's a great piece indeed.. But it's different from the 1023. Not forcely better or worse.. just different..
The GTQ2 is not meant to be a clone, but of course it shares that kind of topology, so it definitely falls in the "N" sounding units.. It sounds more "open" up on top..the eq is nice but being very limited in freq's points and being logaritmic IMO could not be compared with a 1023 (or 1073) EQ.. not because of the sound, as I said, because of the usefulness in a mix (or tracking)..
That's also a reason because it's "cheaper", it's easier and less expensive to manufacture.. the EQ on a 1023 is more expensive to manufacture, because of the inductors and the components that needs to have 23 eq points.
IMO the BAE eq is worth the expense..it really sounds fantastic and it's useful also while mixing.. but which one is better for you is hard to tell, you might want to test them out in your place..
I hope this helps,