I got M20D about a week ago, after testing it up against DL1608.
In my opinion its not at all fair to compare the 2 against each other because the M20D is in a whole other league then DL1608. But it kinda should be, being almost twice the price.
Of course there is some things in favor for DL1608. Price, size, weight, number of aux out, ease of setting up to remote control from ipad.
There a good deal of info about the specs pros and cons for the two mixers, so Im not going to get in to that.
I tested DL1608 with my band (trio). None of us are sound engineers by far although we have all been playing gigs for many years now without a sound guy.
- It took us around 1 hour to get a ok sound for our little room. I believe we are having the worst possible conditions for making a good sound. We are using our ordinary PA (2 Ev subs and 2 Ev tops)pointing right at us, and are sitting WAY to close to it, in a very small room. J
We still had a lot of problems with feedback (understandably enough) and not really being able to separate the instruments. Acc guitar and Cajun makes A LOT of feedback.
I believe we would be able to get a better sound if we got some help, or used a couple of hours to adjust EQ and dynamics.
DL1608 is a very cool mixer no doubt about it.
Yesterday we tried M20D.
It took us about 20 minutes to set everything up on the mixer. It is unbelievably easy!
I can honestly say that we have never had a sound that good for a rehearsal session before.
We pretty much just used the presets for the different inputs, Tweaked it a little bit using the xy pad. easy as cake and awesome results.
The feedback suppression did its thing while we were playing. We didn’t even notice it, but suddenly we had the best sound ever.
Of course we had to push the envelope, so we turned the volume up, and still no feedback (just a little bleeding from the ears.. lol).
The auto trim kept our vocals in the sweet spot for harmonies the whole session.
Everything was clear and separate.
I takes a little getting used to not having the normal faders, but its not a major issue for me.
Oh well, I think I can go on forever about how great I think this mixer is, but its really worth every single cent. Its that good and gets my warmest recommendation for sure.