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Author Topic: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT  (Read 46956 times)

Chuck P Cheney

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BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« on: December 08, 2009, 11:37:46 am »

Take a look at this - it's just gone live on the Pro Sound News Europe website:

http://prosoundnewseurope.com/index.php?option=com_content&a mp;task=view&id=1466&Itemid=1

Of course, there had been murmurings for quite a while, but I doubt whether many people thought Behringer would be the eventual purchaser.

Well, what does everyone think? What effect is this going to have on the console market?
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Bruce Pritchard

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 11:45:57 am »

I fully expected to click the link and be directed to The Onion...
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Bradford "BJ" James

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 11:52:53 am »

You're f....n' kidding me.
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 11:54:38 am »

Bradford "BJ" James wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 17:52

You're f....n' kidding me.

NO, it looks it's http://www.music-group.net/" target="_blank">through...http://www.music-group.net/  Shocked
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Duncan McLennan

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 11:58:23 am »

God help us all.
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 12:06:57 pm »

And this is surprising to whom?

All markets are like pyramids... the view is better from the top, but the mass is in the base...

JR
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 12:08:28 pm »

Well I guess the BEH***** word morphing will have to include KLA***** and MIDA* from now on.. lol
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 12:08:37 pm »

John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 12:06

And this is surprising to whom?

All markets are like pyramids... the view is better from the top, but the mass is in the base...

JR


Exactly.

It's a simple business fact, go where the $ is.

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 12:09:19 pm »

From the article:
"Robert Mulatz, senior VP of Bosch Communications Systems, admits that the brands did not really fit comfortably within the Bosch portfolio: "Midas and Klark Teknik have always epitomised the highest possible performance and reliability in the mixing console and signal processing markets. Within the professional audio business of Bosch this niche market has not been defined as a core business area due to its size and specific requirements. We believe that in the Music Group we have found both the passion and the financial ability needed to grow Midas and Klark Teknik. Among all potential buyers that have been screened, we have selected the Music Group as the best fit.""

So if mixing consoles and signal processing are not a good fit within the Bosch portfolio, then what's next on the cutting block?  And one has to wonder, what the screening process was?   Shocked

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 12:10:20 pm »

What's more profitable?  Selling ONE console for $250k or 250,000 cheap compressors and gates for $200 each?

just askin'

Uli has done very well for himself selling "reverse engineered" Chinese manufactured gear really cheap.

He also, in the distant past, demonstrated that he does know how to make quality gear.

He just didn't do so very successfully.

This WILL be interesting.
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