Funny, I just noticed this unit while browsing one of the online retailers, and forgive me if my lack of experience (w/top shelf gear) really shows here but, does it not seem like a killer deal for $1400? If a 6176 retails for $2200, it makes me wonder, did they cut any corners to achieve this? I realize the compressor is different, but other than that, I wasen't expecting a channel strip this sexy with the UA logo on it to be so...affordable? http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LA610/ I would love to learn more, as I was leaning on a Vintech Dual 72, but now....oh now we got a new can o' worms to deal with. Since I'm mainly concerned about vox and bass, I'm putting the channel strip ahead of a dual-pre for the time being. To be fed by a forthcoming TLM-103.