Ok, I'm back. On the rear you find a plaque with the serial nr. and the build date. It says 25/05/2011, so this unit is not even a month old!!! I guess that says a lot for the people, who are still waiting for the desks.
The build quality is very good.The pots sit well on the panels.Don't turn very easy, but not particulary hard either. I'll think they nailed that very well.
The coarse of the faders is also good, they lean well and the tactil response/feedback is "constant"(it is not changing and does not require different "force").
The pots of the eq section have an interesting layout.They are a little close to each other, (i don't have small fingers
) but not that crowded. Nevertheless, you have to pay a little attention of what you doing there, but that's not a bad thing. And the order of the mid section: high mid freq/gain q /low mid q freq/gain.
The sound is amazing.I never expected to be that good. It blows me away.
It is a little bit darker (in a very good way), but NOT muddy.It is very close to a " console" sound. Has quite a presence, but not fatiguing and very clean in the low mids .The hp filters are very good, not to agressive but doing their job.Initially when saw them to be at 80 hz and not 75 i've found that odd, but now I actually prefer them there.