Zen Cat said:Behringer is so cheap because it was one of the first companies to realise the benefits of moving its production facilities to China. Labour costs there are very low and this allows Behringer to "pass on savings to the consumer".
Gibbonflux said:I've heard that they reverse engineer other companies' products, so they save money on R&D but generally produce something that sounds pretty close. The build quality is usually utter shite though, so anything like a mixer with lots of controls which can wear out isn't going to last very long at all.
Gibbonflux said:That's true, but you'd be surprised how much audio equipment is manufactured in china these days
miszt said:I like behringer personally, had a 500 mixer and now I have a lil 1002 mixer, all good am lookin into the Ultradrive aswell to work as a compressor/eq/crossover/limiter, supposed to be pretty good, esp for the money
Fushion Julz said:The Ultradrive is a GREAT LMS (Crossover) and has good delays, too...The Compressor and limiters are fair, but not superb and the eq is best avoided...
It also has a small design fault in that it will run out of memory if you program too much EQ or too many/too steep crossover points, etc...
Fushion Julz said:However, whether or not the product designs are licensed or not only the companies involved will say....
Fushion Julz said:Behringer kit isn't, on the whole, as well made as (say) BSS, Crown, DBX, etc. But it certainly isn't second rate stuff. It is easily as good as things such as Samson, dB tech, etc.
Zen Cat said:............... a number of sound technicians, some of whom actually prefer Behringer to Mackie!
JPsychodelicacy said:my 2442 has been OK thus far