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.
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?