Called about a Behringer mixing board and told the salesman what I needed and was directed to this mixer. After a highly informative review of both mixers I chose the MG 124cx. We used it for the first of many Christmas parties and fell in love! Not only was the overall sound a hugh improvement, the headroom was greatly increased. Ran the main stereo out fader at -20 instead of 0 db. The compressors were subtle but effective. Kept everthing at an non-irritating level. Overall it is a dynamic upgrade to our yold mixer. The sales dept. is next to none. They know all about the products and have the right answers for you. Customer service is their #1 priority. I will buy more from Sweetwater!