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Author Topic: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT  (Read 46573 times)

Jonathan Goodall

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2009, 01:26:05 pm »

Shane Presley wrote on Wed, 09 December 2009 06:08

Well I guess the BEH***** word morphing will have to include KLA***** and MIDA* from now on.. lol
The best and worst collide Laughing


Lots of possible combinations there, some not so complamentory
(edit,  never mind)
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2009, 01:31:01 pm »

The real shocker will be the first rider that says "NO MIDAS or KT."
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2009, 01:37:13 pm »

I can just picture future riders underlining this statement;
If your going to provide a Midas H3k, XL8, Pro6, ect.... Please make sure it's "pre" Behringer!!
Yikes...... Shocked
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2009, 01:45:14 pm »

Very interesting. The Music Group wasted no time announcing it on their website accompanied with a shot of a the XL8. It's also on the Midas and Klark Teknik websites.

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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2009, 01:50:11 pm »

http://webrootblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/chicken-little-jpeg1.jpg

Nothing is going to change.  Rolling Eyes

Midas will still be "Midas" as we know it, all of the U.K. folks are still in charge of Midas, David Cooper will still be the brains of Midas (he built the XL4/XL8/PRO6) and they will continue to build products worthy of the Midas name. (no Legend cracks..OK?)

All this chicken little "the sky is falling!, the sky is falling!" is really unwarranted.

The bottom line is: Midas was just a drop in a very large ocean that was Bosch and with the new investment will be able to move ahead without the bottom line regulations that may have been in place with Bosch. I'm sure the blokes in Kidderminster thought long and hard about this decision and I'm sure the implications were well thought out.  

As much as we like demonize Uli, he is a very sharp guy and also a musician himself. (gasp! did he just say that??)

Find me some Behringer compressors that say "Made in Germany" on the back and I'd put them side by side with the higher end competition's compressors.
Audio wise you'd be hard pressed to dismiss them as "crap".




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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2009, 01:52:47 pm »

I wouldn't be really surprised if they did. Several megacorporations--Sony, Siemens, AT&T, et al--have flirted with pro audio and gotten out after just a few years or less.
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2009, 01:55:17 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...

True, but with an up to now very different market focus and distribution model it is an odd pairing.  I don't see many people impulse buying current Midas or KT models because they are part of a "Midas and KT Blow Out" sale at the local store.
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2009, 01:56:35 pm »

Bradford "BJ" James wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 12:34

Mike Smith wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 12:24

I'm going to pre-order my UltraVenice.

Make mine an UltraVenicePro.


LMAO, you beat me too it.....
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2009, 02:03:26 pm »

Jon Martin wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 10:50

http://webrootblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/chicken-little-jpeg1.jpg


As much as we like demonize Uli, he is a very sharp guy and also a musician himself. (gasp! did he just say that??)

Find me some Behringer compressors that say "Made in Germany" on the back and I'd put them side by side with the higher end competition's compressors.
Audio wise you'd be hard pressed to dismiss them as "crap".







+1 on that.  I stated earlier in this thread that Uli DOES know how to make quality audio components.  He just didn't make much money doing it compared to his current business plan.

I have one the "made in Germany" headphone amps and one of the single ended noise reduction units and they both work, year on, very well.

They also each weigh about three times as much as the only other Behringer component I own, the nearly ubiquitous 8 channel mic pre expander for my O1V-96.

And if the guys in Kidderminster remain involved I'm not worried very much at all. Besides I STILL can't afford an XL of any vintage Smile
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Re: BEHRINGER OWNER BUYS MIDAS/KT
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2009, 02:09:55 pm »

Brad Weber wrote on Tue, 08 December 2009 12:55

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...

True, but with an up to now very different market focus and distribution model it is an odd pairing.  I don't see many people impulse buying current Midas or KT models because they are part of a "Midas and KT Blow Out" sale at the local store.



Waiting for the "Trade up program"... OR... the "Behringer with the Midas- Sound Preamps" Laughing

Seriously, if they don't screw things up, it could be a learning, and profitable experience for them.

Good Luck to them on this venture....time will tell

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