I wasn't sure whether to post this under proaudio or budget gear. The only information I have been able to find is the usual commercial promo- information. Critiques by experts or actual users seem to be elusive. In my search, however, I did find this forum. Hopefully someone here can provide first hand information regarding their experience with this unit. I am primarily interested in how it performs on vocals and acoustic guitar. Is it good enough for studio work and/or live sound applications ? I am considering it for both. On the surface it has several attractive features including panable stereo or dual mono mode, separate mic and line gains, duplicate mic and line inputs on front and back, insert, phase, phantom, direct out, high/low shelf and full parametric high/low mid EQ on both channels. There are also several other ways in and out of this box. All of these bells and whistles could be a bad sign in relation to quality. I am aware of the quality of Crest Audio products but don't know much about the Crest Performance line. Crest customer service claims that the "Performance " line was developed to provide quality affordable equipment for smaller venue applications. Sometimes the word "affordable" worries me. However, one certainly doesn't want to miss out on a bargain if it's available. Thank you in advance for any first hand information that can be provided.