I bought this to mix our church band, etc., close to a year ago. We don't use all of the features, but I witnessed the quietness of Yamaha mixers before and reasonable quality in general for the cost. This mixer performs nicely for us and we have no complaints otherwise. Half star discount due to price being a little more than I would have liked, and since it is really not 16 discrete channels (just like most any mixer... the last few channels do different mixing theory than the first 8 or 12 or whatever) and I accept part of the blame as not fully understanding how some of it is supposed to work. A Yamaha mixer will be recommended for purchase again, if a similar need arises.