"I rarely had a level difference on the trim dials of more than 15 degrees, which is far better than most mixers. The headroom is also impressive. Using a medium size rig and a vinyl signal with no extra gain, I never turned the master above nine o'clock except to test the output levels. It also would have been nice to have an extra gain control on each channel for squeezing extra line signals on to the admittedly limited two channel design. But after a few mixes, such thoughts are far from mind. There's something in the effortless quality of the sound, the simple layout, the large controls and the transparency of the filter that make for a meditative mixing experience. Everything happens slowly. As such, I rarely found myself on the isolator, being satisfied with the subtlety of the filter, helping tracks retain their warmth and body, mixing with structure and volume rather than EQ. Of course, this is what rotaries are all about, and you have to be obsessed by this form of mixing to fork out the coin for something like the Radius 2."