Channels are starting to fail on the Carvin CP1644 I have been using 3-5 times a month for almost the last two years. It's causing issues during setup because a channel that worked the prior gig fails the next gig and then will work a gig after that. Plus, the Carvin is probably not a great sounding board. It's time to dump the Carvin and pick something else up. The last two years has been the first time I've run "live sound" for a band. It has been a learning experience, but I do think I'm improving and when everything is working on the mixer it's definitely getting less stressful... haha. I thought about going digital, but I'm not much of a "tweaker". I think I'd prefer something more along the lines of the Carvin... which leads me to the A&H Mix Wizard. I have a 6 channel A&H Zed FX I use at home and, IMO, it sounds better than the Carvin, but it doesn't have enough channels for the live situations. Main gig is with a female fronted country rock band with two vocalist, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums. 90% of the time we are providing our own sound and I am mixing from stage using a wireless to go out front a couple times during the first couple of songs. As far as requirements, I'd say... -Atleast 9-10 channels needed. Would prefer all XLR inputs/outputs -Everything is mic'd, although sometimes from drums just the kick gets mic'd in smaller rooms -Only effects needed from board are reverb for vocals and some acoustic guitar (effects on the Carvin aren't that good, IMO, and lately have only been working on channels 9-16) -songlist is some classic country, some newer bro/female country, classic rock, and some pop tunes (cover band playing female fronted country rock with our own spin.... think Miranda Lambert meets Allman Brothers meets Sugarland meets Skynyrd. No tracks, everything is live) -FOH (JBL PRX) and monitors (Mackie SRM) are powered -only need one monitor mix (majority of time monitors are only vocals, acoustic guitar, and a little electric guitar) -need a road case -less tweaking I have to do with the mixer the better I think that covers it. Is it safe to buy used as I see them on Ebay with roadcases for $500-600? I do know a good amp tech/repair guy, but his turnaround time is not quick. Any reason not to go with the Mix Wizard? It seems like that is the most commonly recommended mixer at that price point, it would meet all the requirements, and I keep coming back to it. Just wonder if I should go new vs. used. Thanks!