Stanton continues to up the standards of their entry-level mixers with the M.202 mixer. This features the new look and sturdy build of their M-series, with features that will make this an optimal choice for beginners and those using CD turntables. FEATURES The M.202 has the standard 2 channel set up with 2 phono, 2 line and 1 microphone input. The main channels each feature a powerful 3 band EQ (-26/+9) which effectively isolates each frequency, while the mic channel has a 2 band EQ (+/-10) for adjusting vocals. The crossfader is not specifically designed for scratching, but it does feature curve adjustment so scratching is not a problem. For users with compatible CD players, the M.202 has "fader start" capability which allows you to cue up a cd by moving the crossfader. OUR OPINION The M.202 is a sturdy, functional entry level mixer that will meet the needs of any beginning DJ while offering a feel and controls that are often found on much more expensive mixers.