young igor has been working hard for his keep. the fruit of his labour will be  this eight channel all transistor microphone amp of fine pedigree. each channel comprises phantom power . pad . phase change.  200ohm balanced input (lundahl input txf)  and two stage amplifier .neve 538 first stage followed by the bbc am 7/11 line stage with floating balanced output.  we are loving the sound of this set up. so fat and luscious. cant wait to hear the 8 with a band plugged in. the bbc rack’s first job was in the broadcast radio&television system built for the christchurch commonwealth games of 1974. and the neve 538 design are of a similar vintage.