Overall, I like this box a lot and recommend it. It's way lighter and smaller than my old box (an old wooden Gemini 10U top/8U front) so I can now carry my system around by myself. Case is strong, not flimsy at all, and easy to carry. I have a Gemini Mixer and Numark D2 Director in the top and a 1U Gemini Power conditioner in the front and a USB sound card under that.I just wish it had a 10U top so I could access my mixer ports more easily during a show. With an 8U top and not much space behind the opening, it is REALLY tight back there for my cords. I had to drill a hole to be able to access the 1/4 in mic jack in the back of the mixer more easily. If not make it a 10U top case, at least expand it in the back by another 1" or 2" beyond the opening to leave more space for the cables.Also, I like having cable exits in the sides of my case. This one has the cable exit at the bottom of the removable panel, which works fine, but I added a side port myself on each side. But that's a personal thing, no complaint.Finally, I'd love to see a hard shell hinged squared off top added to the box to make it easier to pack and keep it better protected in transit. The "soft" top is ok, but I I'm not sure how long it will last. It's well constructed and all and reinforced with cardboard or thin wood (I forget) so it does add some protection, but in the end it's a "soft" top, not to mention it's slanted, so not so good for stacking anything on top of it, which I suppose is for the best.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]