Yeah their site has always been pretty minimal. Largely sticking to specs and the bottom line is ok with me though.
I had a chance to hear it tonight with one of my bands. Not recorded but monitoring through the board. I won't pretend like I can compare it to the 85 from memory but Im used to the 85 and this is definitely a Countryman. It sounded perfectly neutral yet full. All the highs and lows you want but it seems even across the spectrum. Seems like lots of headroom. The power test switch was immediately useful. Phantom power is on! I think the battery indicator is green or red for low voltage. Nice feature.
My takeaway after day 1 is that this seems like a qualified candidate for a type 85 replacement (though mine isn't going anywhere). A side by side AB test will probably be necessary to say which one has a "better" sound. Unfortunately Im not sure when I will be able to get to that. For now I plan to leave one at each of my band rooms.
Nothing to complain about so far except Im not sure how much I like the mini toggle switch on the input pad. Those seem a little fragile to me but I guess the reality is that it won't be used too often. Small gripe for a really really nice sounding box.