Man, I just got a new Mackie ONYX 1620, and the thing is awsome! I havn't gotten to take it to a gig yet, not for a week or two, but I'll post my own review of it. Just trying it out at home, I can say the Onyx pre's are as good as they say, as well as the perkins EQ. I don't have the firewire card yet, but I hope it works as well as the mixer. Plus, it gave me a reason to rearrange my "home studio." pics might follow sometime. This is a big step up from my little DFX, and so far I give it an 8.