My band is looking buy a used mixer and found this locally for 125.00 with the 10 channel expander included, making all 16 channels XLR ready. Right now we run 4 Vocals, Bass, Guitar,Kick and Snare into a Mackie powered head, 808s i believe. From there we run the mixer out to a crossover and then to a Crown XTI 1000 bridged for highs and an XTI 2000 bridged for the subs. Our monitors run off the head. We mostly play medium sized clubs and some outdoor concerts. This setup has been working fine but its a pain to setup. Would the above board be a better alternative to using the head as a mixer and is anyone still using these in a full band situation? Reason for asking is that i know its an older model, late 90's, but all reviews call them a "workhorse". Thanks in advance.