wow...now there's a name I haven't heard in about 20 years...
I knew that somewhere along the line, Tapco became Mackie(or merged, or whatever) and I thought their product line became much better once they became "Mackie" IMO),
I just didn't know they were still around.
Behringer is, to be sure, weak in the customer service department, and although I've heard Mackie is pretty good, the real testament for me is that any Mackie gear I've ever owned stood up to the rigors of the road quite well and I never needed
their support, which, I guess, is the best scenario, but I guess I'd shy away from anything with the "Tapco" name... I just can't forget what their stuff used to be like.
I think I'd still shop around a bit and see what else might be available in the same price range, but that's just me.