I’ve been away from the forum for a couple of days and I’m trying to catch up……
The VC7 was probably the most sophisticated mic amp we ever made….. it was always my favourite.
Yes, it does sound and behave in a very similar way to the early ‘bricks’. It is a class A discrete mic amp coupled from the mic by a quality transformer and with different transformer ‘taps’ so that the microphone can be properly matched.
If you have found one I recommend that you grab it!