I would like some general information on mixer/consoles. Is Mackie considered a "Pro" console? I am interested in their SR24 and am confused by other peoples' comments about Mackie. I always thought that they were supposed to good when compared to their competition. I am willing to spend more money if neccessary to get an equivalent board feature wise but with better quality/sonics. I will be using it mostly for tracking drums, although in the future for other things. The preamps must be capable of high headroom ( for the drums) and the EQ needs to be of high quality. I need recommendations on brands that qualify for this along with model numbers. All comments are appreciated.