Well im selling the ZED R-16 to a friend, i love the board but it's too buisy for my simpler needs and i also want to step up in quality.Doing it next week. It would normally be easier to decide but i have 2 fuctions it has to accomodate. 1- It has to act similar to a simple mixer (aux send/return for effects) stuff like that cause we play every saturday night for years,its a ritual by now so can't give that up. 2- Better ad/da. Need minimum 8 good pre's.with ability to add more later.Will never need more than 16 + Im sticking with PC. Im thinking aroud $5000,could go more,don't really want to.(i don't mind buying used) Don't really know where to start looking. Lynx aurora+a $2000 8 channel mixer? or another mixer/interface combination. Separate AD/DA + mixer. This is new territory for me so i could really use some hints please. Thanks for reading.