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Re: Loopers-Delight-d Digest V01 #389

I don't think the  Line 6
> was designed for this kind of application. It is pretty easy to overload
> Line 6.
Hey Rick..
Want to purchase a Line 6 but...should I be concerned?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Walker (loop.pool)" <GLOBAL@cruzio.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 4:58 AM
Subject: Re: Loopers-Delight-d Digest V01 #389

> Luigi wrote:
> "You could try giving a look at Behringers and Mackies (not to get back 
> an ld discussion, but they are almost 90% the same)."
> Please forgive me, Luigi, but I have had a very different experience with
> comparing these two companies.
> Behringer, of course, reverse engineered the Mackies and were 
> sued by Mackie.  In a strange twist, Mackie has let them keep selling
> ALMOST perfect copies at 1/3-1/2 the cost of the Mackies and, I suspect,
> that they are having to pay Mackie some kind of licensing
> this is mere conjecture on my part.
> Where Behringer scrimped, unfortunately, are on the microphone preamps.
> Mackies are really incredible: very low noise, high gain and very, very
> transparent sounding. The Behringers are, by far, the inferior mic
> When Behringer first put out their
> $100, two mic preamp mini mixer I got very excited and bought one for my
> pedal board for low tech blitzkreig looping gigs (one trip from the
> I just recently
> gave mine away because the mic preamps were so noisy and coloring of the
> sound.  They don't even compare to the Mackies even though the boards 
> identical.
> Just a warning.....you frequently get what you pay for.   I actually
> a $100 ART microphone preamp and use that to amplify my voice going into
> pedal board Line 6 which works great even though I don't think the  Line 
> was designed for this kind of application. It is pretty easy to overload
> Line 6.
> My 2 cents.   Rick Walker (loop.pool)