it's my second digital mixer since my church's old yamaha promix01.
And with Mackie's name on it, it sounds good.
The mic pres are clean, quiet and very transparent-my sales man said they're custom tunes onyx pre, and the construction is ultra solid.
Only signal processer we've gotten is dbx driverack pa for FOH DSP to tune QSC PLX2 3602-EAW MK5396. And all the monitors are tuned with useful 4-band Fully Parametric EQ(which all mono/ste inputs and all of outputs have)and dual Kill-band filter to ring out.
The few downsides are:
V-pot is not as smooth as analogue pots would have. There are adjustments on setting manu, but just can't help myself.
All DSPs include EQ, Comp, Gate, Effects are very functional, though, they seem have kind-of-delayed. Good function, but not as fast as live use.
Also, when i toggle b/w layers and functions, screen seems has little trouble. It doesn't affect on sound, but makes you worry.
Overall, it's very good mixer with alot of i/o and for small venue, no other outboards needed.