A friend of mine's boss does a lot of corporate shows and they were recently cleaning out his storage unit. Among some of the things he is looking to get rid of is a Soundcraft LX7. It had been kept in a roadcase and was barely used. Apparently he didn't "like the sound for corporate shows".
It is 16-channel, and I believe the original version. He wants $400 for it.
I happen to be in the market for a mixer, but it's for a group I play with. All we have is a keyboard, Acoustic/electric guitar, vocalist, djembe drum (yes, you read that right), and a tambourine. We do mostly coffee house type shows. We generally run with 2 mains and 2 monitors (I use a keyboard amp as a personal monitor or primary amplification depending on the event).
Obviously we don't need anything that big, but for $400, something we could grow in to would be nice.
Let me know what you think! Would it just be a better idea to buy a newer, smaller mixer for less money?