Best In Class
A lot of digital mixers in this price range tend to skimp on quality to obtain the target price. The only thing I feel Soundcraft did to obtain the target price was subtract things they thought people could live without. There is not one feature on this console I do not use and with the addition of the iPad app, I don't need expensive scribble strips. The sound quality is all there, the preamps sound like Soundcraft, the gates work, the compressors compress, and the Lexicon is real the Lexicon. I also use a console 10x the cost of this one and I can't use the effects because they're terrible, but you can't go wrong with the Lexicon in these Soundcraft consoles. All in all, compared to other consoles in this price range, you get more than what you pay for because it sounds fantastic.