First an apology, I've been busy this week and almost away from the computer a lot (plus I was on holiday/vacation a few weeks back...). Been feeling really apart from the forums. But I'm back, with additional features now. Thanks to your advice over the years, I managed to run sound for a nightly kids club, and notice some signs of age in our system. Good to be different You can skip to the "final thoughts", I enjoy talking too much. I'm sorry. I can't help it. ---useless waffle--- A local sound company are having a sale and our church might be getting a couple of bits. They have a barely used Yamaha MG24/14 for £450 (as opposed to the normal £800-ish asking price). Also some assorted wedges, and cables they've amassed dozens of. (patch cables for 50 pence etc.) All of it is claimed to be tested and working. Obviously noone here is in a position to say "get X/Y/Z" but: ---interesting part--- ---and more waffle--- Anyone got any experiences with running a monitor mix off a POST-fader bus? I can only imagine it being awful. (No more pre-sends on our current board to expand monitoring) I like the idea of the Yamaha, our current Phonic board is showing signs of age. I saw a post tonight how the MG series was good but the 24/14 in particular? It adds 4 mono channels, 2 stereo channels, sub-grouping and 4 monitor mixes to our existing setup. I was looking at the 32/14 online, lustfully I must admit. Although we'd need an amp. There's also a Soundcraft M12 which I could use in parallel with our existing setup although it's overkill for that exclusive purpose. The wedges include new Community, used Dynacord and a pair of Mackie somethings (S215's maybe). All of which is about £100 per wedge. I hope to get some patch cables and stuff anyway. ---final thoughts--- Post-fader sends for monitors, is it a gory pit of bloodshed and tears or not that bad? It's doing that, or shelling up £700 for the MG24 + an amp. Although the current board could be sold (or used as an amp by supplying to the inputs). Thoughts on (new) Community/(ex hire)Dynacord wedges? We could use a few but the above problem exists with a lack of aux buses. No idea on the budget - we do have cash in the bank but obviously splashing out a lot is not a high priority.