Originally Posted by CreativeIllusion
What I have noticed over the last year or so has been a very dramatic increase in all live audio pricing at MF and really nuts on MXL! The 990 USB was around 100. Now 129 on sale That is 30 percent increase
Sale price on the MXL 990 alone now at 69, sale had always been around 49, I picked mine up at 39. The "cube" was around 49-59. now "sale priced" at 99
Oddly the timing of this correlates to when Bain Capital .... yhea you read that right BAIN CAPITAL came in and took the place over. Notice how the employees that you use to know have all but vanished?
I just found this out a week or so ago. This is about the same time that the used gear on "police hold" went from 10% down to 100% down which has now reverted back as that didn't fly well.
Knowing that BAIN is involved pretty much makes it a no brainer... it's a 50 dollar mic tops and MSRP has nothing to do with anything. If we're all lucky it's a viable fet Jim Williams mod or whatever Joly plans to do with it.
I may just refuse the shipment and send it back and use the money for a new tranny for my APHEX 205. I too was caught in the fire of not wanting to miss out on the "deal" if it really was one. Last mic I picked up on one of these "stupid sales" was the MXL Guitar Cube. I believe that was worth the money. Every have one in your hand? It'd make one heck of a weapon as its by far the heaviest mic I've had my hands on!!
The chart for this mic shows it's gonna be a runaway shrill mic. MIGHT be good for a kick mic. It'll catch the snap of the beater. Unfortunately we're all gonna find out at the same time; what the performance is like. Those getting it last will be the luckiest ones and able to refuse shipment with some knowledgeable reason and not lose a dime. The rest will have to pay 15 bucks to mail it back.
I'm applying for my RMA now just in case its really not worth the trouble. Obviously there's hope for it or Mike Joly wouldn't have bought a bunch. I already have enough MXL mics that still need modded. I don't need another one to add to the pile. Part of the Bain Game we're all playing.