I just recently purchased a refurbished Behringer Eurodesk SL2442FX-PRO to run sound for a local band. It was about all I could afford. I have not received it yet so I was wondering if anyone has used it or other Behringer mixers, and had any feed back on them. Also, people have told me that I should have DI boxes for every instrument. Because I am on kind of a tight budget, I was wondering how necessary are they? I also need to buy a snake. I need 16 inputs with 4 quarter inch returns. I was wondering if any suggestions, or knew any that I should definitely stay away from. I'm trying to avoid going much over $300, but if i really need to I suppose I can. I was looking at Rapco, but i don't have my heart set on it. Thank you so much for your Help.