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  • Behringer purchases Turbosound

    http://www.behringer.com/news/de/music-group-turns-up-the-volume-with-turbosound/

    Looks like they want to enter into the higher end speaker market as well as thier "Midas powered" desks.

    Dookietwo

  • #2
    What do they want these companies for? Are they trying to build a harman competitor that produces products at all levels?

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    • #3
      Wow... Not unexpected that they were going to make a purchase of a high-end speaker company.... but Turbosound? Didn't see them being the ones! 2 years from now, we'll likely see the first products come out from their collaboration. Things are getting interesting.
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      • #4
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

        Regardless of who is doing the buying, it doesn't take long before committees, focus groups, and accounting departments begin to make the decisions that were formerly made by people more interested in product than profit. This usually leads to less innovation in the end.
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        • #5
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

          Regardless of who is doing the buying, it doesn't take long before committees, focus groups, and accounting departments begin to make the decisions that were formerly made by people more interested in product than profit. This usually leads to less innovation in the end.


          We'll just have to wait and see. Occassionally this is a good thing for the purchased company, but that's rare and becoming more rare. It usually turns out as you described. Look what LOUD has done "for" (to?) Ampeg, for example.
          "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else" - Yogi Berra, 1925-2015

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          • #6
            i am beginning to see that chinese are really taking over; i consider behringer a chinese company even if it has original ties to germany. there megafactory is in china.

            this is actually a little scary.
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            • #7
              I always encourage young folks to learn Mandarin so they can get a decent job working for our overlords. The inevitable outcome of deficit spending is that our creditors will soon own everything we had of value .

              Turbosound always struck me as similar to Midas in that they both had great products that didn't sell well enough to maintain them as viable Independent companies.

              BTW OT : at least great musicianship is not dead - check this out, watching it now :
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB_Ne0SU1mk

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              • #8
                I wouldn't worry about overseas creditors. Eventually we'll do what every other nation has done over the centuries....nationalize everything and default on the debt. Let them come after us......
                "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else" - Yogi Berra, 1925-2015

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                • #9
                  i am beginning to see that chinese are really taking over; i consider behringer a chinese company even if it has original ties to germany. there megafactory is in china.

                  this is actually a little scary.


                  Back in the late 70's there was the same concern with regards to Japan. Their cheap labor had them flush with cash and they were buying up everything in sight. Then, over time, they weren't the cheapest labor anymore and the party was over. It will happen to China as well. It's just a matter of time. Fortunately for Japan, they developed quite a knack for innovation during their rise, and it has helped them in the aftermath. China's "innovations" have mainly been in the field of copying others designs and processes. They'll have to do better than that to remain viable after the next wave of cheaper labor (wherever it may come from) dilutes their current advantage.
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                  • #10
                    Back in the late 70's there was the same concern with regards to Japan.


                    Yep. I think I still have a copy of a book I bought in the early 90s describing how Japan would take over America due to their economic power over us which would eventually lead to a revived military power, etc. Made a lot of sense at the time. It's laughable now, of course.
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                    • #11
                      Behringer has owned Midas for a while. This is just so they can have big names like Midas and Turbosound available at GC prices via rebadging Chinese made products. I woudn't be surprised if the Behringer Pro audio line disappears soon afterwards.

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                      • #12
                        Wow... Not unexpected that they were going to make a purchase of a high-end speaker company.... but Turbosound? Didn't see them being the ones! 2 years from now, we'll likely see the first products come out from their collaboration. Things are getting interesting.

                        +1
                        The Behringer Superstore coming to a outlet mall near you.
                        Signature?

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                        • #13
                          +1
                          The Behringer Superstore coming to a outlet mall near you.


                          B*Mart?
                          Security Officers have been trained to not touch the service monkey

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                          • Dogoth
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                            lonotes wrote:
                            +1 The Behringer Superstore coming to a outlet mall near you.
                            B*Mart?

                            Now THATS FUNNY!!! Thanx!

                            It seems more a matter of opportunity to me. I'm sure Uli knows of his rep for making bad equipment and with the continuing poor economy (and the Euro currently doing quite well), he's upgrading his different product lines one at a time. They might someday become a respectable company. I'll be really sad when they buy Shure though. Just think of all of those Chinese 58's becoming legit ;-)

                            Reminds me of a small scale Rockefeller. One of the most ruthless onerous robber barons ever (talk about giving lessons to  Prince machiavelli :-) who is now honered as a great man for building (don't forget CONTROLING) an industrial empire. We're still dealing with the problems (as well as reaping the benefits) of a petrolium based economy. Sorry soapbox gone - back on topic! We were talking about the purchase of Turbosound. Good for Uli!


                        • #14
                          What do they want these companies for?

                          Maybe Proel was in the mood to sell and Behringer was in the mood to buy?

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                          • #15
                            we have a very similar thread going on over at DJforums.com, but started by an actual Behringer DJ product manager. Things might soon get very interesting...

                            Al
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