There are five factors that will put R.Ed on your "A" list: 1. The cost: it's less expensive than many competing products. 2. R.Ed sounds good. 3. It's super-stable. 4. The IDE drives... 5. Onboard DSP enhaced by the power or the Mixpander card. Soundscape has put a lot of effort into the DSP options, and the quality and diversity from third-party vendors is outstanding. (from "Mix" July 2001, p 170, 252) See what other people are saying about R.Ed!