Yes they do have some good products like guitar amps and that genius battery field mixer you see everywhere, but they also make some almost outright copies of patented and trademarked products )witness the Xenyx mentioned earlier.)AVGuyAndy said:Why? Behringer does have some good products.
Actually, if you're talking about the model that takes a couple 9V batteries and saves space by putting the channel fader next to rotary pots for the auxes (or is it the EQ knobs? can't remember of the top of my head), that's not an original. It's a copy of a Peavey design.avkid said:
It's not the first time Behringer ripped off a design from Mackie. Look at a lot of their older small mixers, almost everything looks the same. A while back Mackie sued Behringer over the same issue. Behringer made a copy of the Mackie 8-Bus series years ago, and it was a little too much like the Mackie. Mackie won, and Behringer was forced to stop production of their version of the 8-Bus. I wouldn't be surprised if we see another lawsuit from Mackie here in the near future.soundlight said:And while we're on the topic of Behringer, they might have Mackie breathing down their neck again soon...Behri's new preamps are called "XENYX", comparable in name to the "ONYX" preamps of Mackie.
If Behringer were smart, they would include the original manufacturers warranty card as well. Just think how much money they could save.mbenonis said:I've heard that Behringer even duplicates the user manuals, so well in fact that in some cases they even included the original manufacturer's contact information. However, I have never seen this for myself so I can't say for sure whether this is true or not.
Wow that was fun reading!! I have to agree that they are running a massive knock off operation... I also have to admit purchasing some of their products. No it's not the best stuff out there but when you are running a High School theater on $600 a year you have to make do with what you can.BillESC said:Here's a link to the entire FCC document, it makes for interesting reading. The affected models are on the last two pages.