I bought a new (old) console, a vintage Neumann N20. It's the console I've always dreamed of owning.
24 line inputs on mixdown. 18 channels of Neumann W491 EQ. Four channels of Neumann V476B preamps with W475 filters. Two stereo subgroups with inserts - very useful for parallel processing. Four aux sends with inserts. NTP plasma metering. Active, transformer balanced faders. Stereo Filtek EQs and Neumann U473a limiters on the stereo bus, if desired. I love the U473a limiters, they were a standard for vinyl mastering for many years. It's a very clean yet powerful VCA compressor.
The N20 is completely modular and portable - buckets separate into banks of four, and can be carried by one person. The console can be expanded to 32 channels. It accepts both large and small Danner cassettes, so other vintage modules can be slotted in as desired.
Because the N20 was designed with broadcast / mobile installations in mind, every single module in the console is transformer balanced on the way in and the way out. Running signal from mic preamp to master fader means passing through around 10 or 12 vintage Haufe transformers. It sounds excellent.
Everything has been completely serviced and restored, and I'm in the last stages of getting the patchbay integrated. I'm sad to see my Studer consoles go, as I've loved using them for many years. However, this is a very significant step up, and I'm excited to make records with it.