Carvin electronics are just junk. They fall apart (quickly). When I was young and stupid I bought a bunch of their stuff. 2 yrs. later most of it was broken.[/QUOTE said:This is not true... when I opened my 1st club in 1998, I bought a 12 channel carvin mixer with built in FX (the rack mount job similar to what they still sale).. and Carvin mains (the biggest ones they had at the time)...
I rocked those things HARD.. I mean, PUSHED THEM HARD.. week after week all the way til around 2002.
Not so much as a glitch the entire time... In fact, the issues I had with equipment were all with Peavey & Mackie Power amps..
That Carvin mixer AND the speakers are still rocking today.. no problems.
I've also had 2 Behringer Xenyx mixers... both had an issue. Behringer gets a lot of flack, but I have had zero issues out of their rack units.
I actually ordered a Carvin C1648 today.. looking forward to trying it out. It will expand my mixing capabilities a lot compared to the rack version mixer