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Old 13th November 2009
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by camus View Post
Poor profit margin? There's a reason why that box sounds good...
I know the unit uses at least one of the transformer stages of the 1176. There was a time when those were no longer available...this caused 1176 serial nos 1948-2950 or thereabouts to have a redesigned input stage.

It may be that when those were no longer available they stopped making the 2108 (purple stopped making its 1176 clones during that period too). That's just speculation though...not sure that is the explanation.

Those transformers are now available again, and given the enduring interest in the 2108, maybe they will start making them again. It really is a first-rate preamp and while similar sounding to the 610 it's its own thing.