Nice little Mixer
I am a part time working musician. I bought this mixer as part of my day job at an elementry school, but snuck it out to gig with it last weekend. It works very well for both school choral/ speaker/ mixed media presentations, and as a PA for my small folk rock outfit. The compressors on 1-4 are a GREAT addition for a general use PA and I even used them a bit at my show on the vocals. The unit is really straight forward and works with a wide range of speaker ratings- sounds a bit more "open" when using two 8ohms on a single channel (or one 4ohm on each) , but I pushed a single 8ohm monitor with it and got fine results. It's super light easy to carry. Two seperate eq's for the main/ monitors is a nice feature. The effects are fine - I'm not partial to a lot of sythetic anything in my music so I appreciated the subtle reverb cradle you can dial in with the SPX effects. I have two small criticism of teh unit. 1.) The little rubber "stabilizing feet" don't like to stay in there places. I'm sure given it's use at a public school they will fall out and be lost within the year. Not a big deal, but it's best to just consider it a "wedge design" chasis - which is fine for me. 2.) This is a gripe with all lower end,small format boards -- The Phantom is global so every channel get is if you need to use it. This makes plugging my SWR Bass cabinet into the board impossible if I'm using my phantom-powered stage condenser, as phantom will fry it (and others) . While most gear is resistant to phantom, some is not. Again a minor issue which makes sense given teh price point. All in all a simple product with great sound!