Of course Christmas comes more than once a year! So, last year, for our big musical, we did Urinetown here. We rented an LS9-32, and used that, and LOVED it. We continuously joked about not returning it and just paying the rental company the full price of the console so that we could keep it. We of course returned it. Jump ahead to this semester...we're upgrading sound systems. LS9-32 for the proscenium space, LS9-16 for the Blackbox space. The Blackbox space also gets a cobranet card and two DME8o-C units for the sixteen individually addressable speakers in the ceiling, and a DME8i-C as extra inputs to bring it up to 24 analog ins. The DME8o-C units will actually eliminate all of our need for external Mains processing, and free up a boatload of audio gear that we will be using elsewhere. We're also thinking about getting some CIO-4 units from Atterotech (affiliate of Cirrus, use Cirrus chips in their boxes) for a distributed solution in the Proscenium space. Basically, just had to release some exuberant energy, and found this to be the best place to do it.