Got the (Smart Research) C1LA today. I had a mix up on the console so I swapped out the Neve for the Smart so I could test it out. That little thing sounds f***ing great! I was a little skeptical if a 500 series comp could sound big enough for the master buss, but man I'm a total believer now. I never thought I would say this, but with the added features of the C1LA I actually prefer it and would choose it over the original C1. Those filters and the new available sidechain and knee settings make this thing so bad ass. It's perfect. Thanks for the great advice and service. Can't believe you were able to get it to me next day when I didn't even call you until 4:30 PM.