These are decent mid priced deska that can sound decent. However tehy are pretty easy to do some 'hot rod mods' to them to increase the buss headroom, PSU and noise floor to make teh beast a bit quieter. Any tech wroth half his salt should be bale to workthis out with raising a sweat as the IC's were rather common and far superior versions are now available with much better specs..
Nathan has a sereis 30 that got modded with great success.. perhaps shoot him an emaila nd see what he has to say?
If i see another 'Which neve clone is better thread... im seriously gona go postal!!!!!!!"