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Old 15th July 2017
  #86
Lives for gear
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Originally Posted by Jamie munro View Post
Really?

Do you believe a God brought down the twin towers too?
So I guess Bose really does make the best speakers in the world?

I find it odd you believe Behringer's claim that a Moog is nothing more than $200 worth of parts, but then you go out and purchase A DM12 for 5x that amount?!? You really believe that?

There are companies that spend more money on marketing than on R&D. Look up Grey Goose marketing or even Bose. The marketing firms they use make millions to get people to think that their products are the best. Your comment clearly shows me that you haven't quite made it to college just yet. This is marketing 101. All products are not what they appear to be.

Behring also likes to play dirty:

FCC dispute[edit]

The certified EMC testing facility in Behringer City

A Behringer audio mixer
In February 2006, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined Behringer $1M,[15] issuing a Notice of Apparent Liability against Behringer, claiming that 50 of the company's products had not been tested for conducted and radiated emissions limits as required by US law,[16] and noting that Behringer continued to sell the products for a year after being notified.[15] Behringer had believed that since the units had passed stringent European CE standards, they would also comply with FCC verification requirements.[15] According to Behringer, it had overlooked the differences in testing standards and procedures under FCC and European requirements and has since implemented a complete UL certified safety and EMC testing laboratory under the UL certified witness program, including an in-house audit and global regulatory review system.[17]

Legal cases[edit]
In June 1997, Mackie accused Behringer of trademark and trade dress infringement, and brought suit seeking $327M in damages[14][18] but such claims were later rejected by the court. In their suit, Mackie said that Behringer had a history of copying products by other manufacturers and selling them as their own.[19] The Mackie suit detailed an instance, in which Behringer was sued by Aphex Systems for copying the Aural Exciter Type F—in that case Aphex Systems won 690,000 Deutsche Mark.[19] The Mackie suit also mentioned similar cases filed by BBE, dbx and Drawmer.[19] On 30 November 1999, the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, dismissed Mackie claims that Behringer had infringed on Mackie copyrights with its MX 8000 mixer, noting that circuit schematics are not covered by copyright laws.[20][21][22]

In 2005, Roland Corporation sued to enforce Roland's trade dress, trademark, and other intellectual property rights with regard to Behringer's recently released guitar pedals.[23] The two companies came to a confidential settlement in 2006 after Behringer changed their designs.[24]

In 2009 Peavey Electronics Corp. filed two lawsuits against various companies under Behringer/Music Group umbrella for patent infringement, federal and common law trademark infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution and unfair competition.[25] In 2011 The Music Group filed a lawsuit against Peavey for "false advertising, false patent marking and unfair competition".[26]