The N-TEN-AT4 is a single channel from its console with fully dynamic eq, where the 7T3 is a 'console' collection, with line and mic ins, buss and mains, all fixed dynamic spectrum and harmonic distortion, not dynamic control of eq.
Line and mic are with eq in and out, and two separate channels to give variation.
Difference of sound and character- very very similar. The 1084 comes from a few years later but still very, very similar. The first iteration of the console used a prototype eq that is not available in any other design. The first eq that was repeated in another design is the '7T3'...1073. It is a simpler circuit but almost identical in eq character. The 1084 is a tiny bit smoother, slightly wider slope on eq, but preamps have extremely similar shape with and without the eq circuit (same famous rounded slope in the extreme highs).
[email protected] wrote:what would be interesting to me is how this compares to the N14
i have no clue if this will be more useful than the N14 to me
what would the differences be ?