Originally Posted by thethrillfactor
For $1500 the best you will do is Soundtracs Topaz, Tascam M3700 or a Peavey AMR console.
I see them all the time on Craigslist.
Topaz sounded ok, but had really crappy pots I seem to recall..
I used to have an M3500 (M3700 is automated) and they are nice desks for not much money. Get one of them with the full meterbridge.
Checked the finished ebay items. $750 for a 24 track with full meter. BARGAIN.