To say that I've been interested in the MDR-2496 is an understatement. However, ever since I've heard about it, I can no longer find Mackie online. I've tried Mackie.Com and Mackiedesigns.Com, and with either of those (this is peculiar) Internet Explorer either can't find the page or it locks up. I can go to every other location I know about, but since the MDR came out, Mackie, for me, has disappeared as far as online goes... just when I needed to find out more. What makes this doubly uncomfortable is that the MDR is supposedly on sale for $2,000.00 through Oct. 31st, and then the price goes up considerably. I would have already purchased if I knew where to ask them just a couple of questions. Does anyone around here know what gives? Both the HDR and the MDR look interesting, but the MDR looked like a VERY good way to start in my situation.