I just found out about this machine today and my interest is peaked. I have a Janome 6500 (6 1/2 yrs old and for runner of the 6600 and new 7700/Horizon) and like it alot. From what I understand the Janome 1600DB is straight stitch and can go faster then the Janome 6500. It also has a wonderful knee lifter like the 6500.
Does it have a build in thread cutter and can you moved the needle over? How do you like this machine and what do you use it for?