Hi I recently came accross an used mixer that I'd want to use in my mobile rig just as a monitoring device for the live or remote gigs I do; It's a Mackie CR1604, and I'd have it top rackmounted in my rig feeding it line level returns from my SDR2496 HD recorder. I don't need to use its preamps to record, I have outboard pres, it would be used to just monitor the performance (and the quality of the tracks obviously) and to create a 2track mix for the DAT and CDrW to be used as a backup or reference for the musicians/producer to have at the end of the session. Occasionally I'd use it to provide a cue send for musicians ODs or a ref track in case of a video shoot. All of the post work is done in Pro Tools by swapping drives with the SDR2496, so it's not going to be used as a critical mixdown stage. Is it clean enough for my purpose ? I know that the VLZ and VLZ Pro are much better, but I haven' find an used one yet. I just need a simple line mixer that will allow a bit more flexibility (and a bit better audio quality) than my current unpronunceable one that only has 8mono/16 stereo pairs with balance control and no real pan. Considering that I can have it for 300EU complete with Rotopod option and rackmount kit, do you think its' a good deal? How's the quality of the mixer? Thanx for your feedback L.G.