> I replaced the Mackie 1202 in my live looping setup with a Roland M160, > and I've been pretty happy with it. 16 channels, 4 sends (1 pre-fader) > no EQ. Even though it's older, it's been way more reliable than the > Mackie, I was replacing pots in it about every 3-4 months. What??? I've used my Mackie 1202 for over 5+ years of HARD live use and never had one problem ever. It's been used and seriously abused and has never so much has needed a cleaning let alone a pot replacement. Same with my original 1604. Can't speak to the new ones but the original 1202 has been the best mixer I have ever used. Perhaps you got a bum or seriously damaged unit? I would highly recommend a 1202 over a roland M160. not that those are bad units but they are not a "tank" IMO. the 1202 IS. Just my $ .02 Loop on!