At the Naval Academy, we had an Honor Concept: "A Midshipman does not lie cheat or steal." In the USMC, it was very similar. I was raised not to tolerate lying, cheating and stealing.
All that having been said, I will attempt to answer your question as best I know how, keeping the whole "praise publicly, criticize privately" leadership trait foremost.
mixwiz wrote:Is Behringer responsible for the on going parts shortages or are they going to run into the same problem as Peavey?
Honestly, I am not sure if Behringer is responsible for the component/parts shortages.
But there are a few facts:
- Behringer is located slightly closer to a lot of the sources.
- The design, the specs, the outputs, the inputs and everything else, this sure seems to be a "REAL CLOSE" copy of the IPR.
- Their pricing is too competitive.
Berhinger engineers developed "in parallel" the same concept as Peavey and with their "extensive engineering department", got it to market sooner at a cheaper cost.
- No, they didn't and this seems to be an IPR clone.
- From their website, Behringer doesn't have a Research & Development Department, nor an iNUKE support section.
- They did trade the "cool blue" lighting for some sort of brownish-orange derivative; fail
- Their pricing is the only thing that would lead me to believe they are not responsible for the Peavey shortages - at the pre-order prices, these are surely not of the quality the Peavey IPR is using.
- Corollary: these 'lesser' parts are the initial runs and consequently the "step downs" from the ones Peavey is waiting on.
- Perhaps that is why the Berrys are more or less on the market already. I say "more or less" as their support section has no FAQs about iNUKE and eerything is "coming soon."
I wonder if Berry's Lead Amp "engineer" would like to elaborate on "his" design for this series and elaborate on how the team came up with the design?