R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under  (Read 2303 times)

Thomas W. Bethel

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 319
  • Real Full Name: Thomas W. Bethel
  • When only the best will do.
Logged
Thomas W. Bethel
Managing Director
Acoustik Musik, Ltd.
http://www.acoustikmusik.com/

Doing what you love is freedom.
Loving what you do is happiness.

Celebrating 23 years in business in 2018

PBM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 61
Logged
Philosophers Barn Mastering
www.phibarnmastering.co.uk

djwaudio

  • Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • Real Full Name: Dana J White
Re: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 12:40:46 am »

Seems harsh that there isn't enough profit in the high-end gear to keep everyone happy. Do they use some esoteric parts in the GML gear?
 
Logged
Respectfully submitted,

Dana J White
Specialized Mastering
www.specializedmastering.com

Jim Williams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 575
Re: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 11:14:07 am »

Look at the sales numbers for the real story. Most folks wanting one can find a used one for far less $$$. There are only so many that will pop several thousand for an EQ. That market has probably already been filled.
Logged

djwaudio

  • Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • Real Full Name: Dana J White
Re: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 01:14:18 pm »

Yes, I bet with other nice EQs in that league coming along, they've seen an impact.  A couple that come to mind are the SPL, Knif & Buzz. Also a lot of folks who might get a GML are building Bary Porter Net EQs.  Not to mention, Sontec is still at it. 

Logged
Respectfully submitted,

Dana J White
Specialized Mastering
www.specializedmastering.com

Jim Williams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 575
Re: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 12:17:45 pm »

Not to mention, Sontec is still at it.

Building or fixing those burned up discrete transistors that always fry?

That was one box that could have benefited from long warrantee.
Logged

djwaudio

  • Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 224
  • Real Full Name: Dana J White
Re: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 01:28:58 am »

They are like religion, love them, curse them... Fletcher once suggested he wouldn't Pi#$ on it if it were on fire, and it's likely that it would be. 

I'm guessing there are a few people here who use them every day and they run like a top.  I never used one, but have heard them on a lot of records. 
Logged
Respectfully submitted,

Dana J White
Specialized Mastering
www.specializedmastering.com

Jim Williams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 575
Re: Looks like another top tier manufacture has gone under
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 12:25:04 pm »

I've seen a fair number in rooms from LA to Guadalupe. I never had a chance to use one, every time they were broken and waiting for service, parts or hope.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up