Solid build and logican layout. Very happy.
I replaced a Mackie 24-8 with this unit. Am I nuts? Nope. I wanted a more compact desk for a pro commercial production shop. If you don't need the glitz of a full length meter bridge, this is a great mixer. Pro's: I do commercial voice overs, so clean pre's are a must. These will preclude the need for any outboard pre's -- I'm very happy. Tons of routing possibilites. 4 aux busses + 2 efx busses per strip. And a flip switch on each strip can convert exf buss controls to aux 5&6! You can use the 4 bus insert jacks on the back for addition bus outputs (for a total of 8 out) by pushing a 1/4" TRS jack in 1/2 way. Bold metering LED's - I don't miss the old VU's. There is a "Stereo Sub" volume knob that independently feeds L/R jacks in back for a room monitor! That way I can use the stereo Main out for my DAT. Pots & knobs have a great feel. The SPX EFX are fine for my commercials, but musicians will want more parameter controls. Assignable talk back! Cons: The strip "On" lighted buttons don't have a solid feel. I do miss the 2 sweepable mid's on the Mackie EQ. And if you use an outboard efx or mic compressor/limiter using the "insert" jacks, you may need to run a ground wire from the gear's metal case to a screw in back of the mixer. My DBX 1066 didn't like that insert- BUZZ(remember inserts go unbal!) Another ground wire was necessary from my computer's case to the back of the mixer. But USB audio will also fix that. 60mm pots, but we're saving space. (Pots feel great). Talk back mic is not built in. Get a $20 gooseneck. I compared everything under $1000 and this wins hands down!