To the best of my memories, these particular preamps were designed as clones, as close as clones can get, to a class A Neve preamp similar to the 1073 preamp section. And so I gave you all those transformers that has a great deal to do with its character. It's not your only choice. Full-bodied fully colored. Transparent? Hardly.
Neve & API owner
Mx. Remy Ann David