I was thinking of selling off my good ol' Tascam M600 32x16x32, which has worked extremely well for me over the years, and has always sounded really good, especially on the low end. I ordered it was back in the early 90s because Tascam only had one or two left, and a friend was scoring 3 television series on the same model with no client complaints or problems. I figured if it was good enough for scoring national TV shows...so I wrote what was at the time (for me anyway) a substantial check, and then had patchbays and a wiring harness made to use with it. I've always maintained it and kept it covered, so it works and looks like new. People always say they're surprised at how good it sounds. Mine's been used on many a national ad campaign, films, and even TV work, and I've won quite a few awards using it for scoring, but I may switch to using one of the new summing busses instead. Today I started researching it, and it turns out that here are quite a number of people who are into these boards in a big way. Evidently, finding one that isn't beat is difficult, and there are even techs who specialize in modding them with upgraded "audiophile" parts, special grounding and shielding, etc. They're actually desirable. Mine sounds good. Good - not "big" like an SSL, but not crappy, either. In fact, I've done plenty of work on SSLs and Neves on the client's dime over the years, and while they sound really wonderful in the control rooms, by the time you listen to the final mix on a CD, the margin of difference isn't all that huge (yes, it's there, but a whole lot depends on who's mixing). So now I'm thinking of having mine modded instead of replacing it. Maybe I'm wrong about what it can do. Maybe I don't need to "upgrade." It works. People compliment my sound. I've been thinking it's nice having 32 decent mic preamps, it's nice being able to buss things around, and they aren't making them any more. A big SSL or Neve isn't something I want or need. I doubt I'd buy another big analog board. It's this as-is, or modded, or replaced with a summing amp. I've considered the Dangerous 2 bus, and some other models out there. Now I'm considering mods, or just leaving well enough alone, and spending my money on something I need, like food. Yak yak blah blah blah. Has anyone heard a modded M600? Should it stay or should it go!