You read on here, and experience in the real world, how much a good preamp can affect your sound. It's subtle but it makes a difference. And me - well rather than buying a DAV BG-1 or something new and sparkling, I'd like something of an era, that can give me more than just one or two channels, and can be crunched up in a good way, and is relatively cheap.
Asking too much?! Probably! But I am aware that you can get good mic pres from old, small broadcast desks, and so this is what I'm after. Hence the post.
Let's not get too fixated on the exact replication of a specific bygone sound. I have read a lot of the books and literature, and worked in old school reel-to-reel based studios. I know that there's loads for me to learn, but I am aware that it'll take more than a broadcast console for me to make a record that sounds like Blood On The Tracks!