the top is still 8 direct outputs for multitrack recording and Neutrik connectors are!
Ben is a console, like the other consoles, do not have big fingers under penalty touch faders, PFL and bus assignments!
but it is really to quibble!
So, I understand little guys who say that the console "breath with knobs at the bottom" ... there is enough headroom to not needing to do blow! I always used with any type of microphone and never have problems!
The equalizer is the English so rather broad and effective: it is not clear as could be a mackie or yamaha (pretty cool), it provides a mellow, mild or transient dynamics are observed and also .
I would say that to sound 'authentic' hot round with acute felted, this console is perfect for his part "roots" rather oriented jazz, reggae, acoustic rock.
abbey road when it smells the same, the name soundcraft is not there to make nice! it is a true console manufacturing 100% English ... with all the English experience!
After going through a O2R yamaha 96, yamaha MG32/14, Mackie 32 / 8 and so on! I found this console rather authentic, no "made in china", but not necessarily transparent aging pretty well.
Today I sold it, perhaps wrongly, but the 48v switchable on all channels simultaneously, it is not my cup of tea!
a good console in short, which over the years we will probably regret his time!
for fans of the authentic music of wood and bark, this console is for you! it need not be ashamed to digital face!
well made, it is very solid and does not move in time!
bought in 2001, no cracks, no breath!