Turbosound IQ18b - New Sub

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ittigger

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I've mentioned it before, but over the years I've had 7+ mixers, 1 speaker, oodles of rack gear (effects, compressors, etc.) and some accessories (like the Shark) made by Behringer.

Every mixer but 2 had something break .. usually a rotary control that snapped off. I never had an issue with sound quality (they all were adequate) but build or part quality was atrocious. I didn't pay a lot for the gear .. but for some, that was too much.

The only pieces I actually liked and were built well was the aforementioned Sharks (I have 3) that I use for level matching, speaker delays and other audio swiss-army knife duties, a older DJ mixer (DX1000 .. that was a TANK), and the XR12 digital mixer.

For home/studio use they are fine .. for professional use, they need to be babied way too much to be reliable in general.

This was the DX1000 ...
I really haven't used their mixers. I have used their speakers a bit - and never any issues when I used them (powered 12's and 15's).
 

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There's no "one" Behringer. The application matters because, there's no such thing as entry level gear for expert users.

If DJ gear by Behringer trends less reliable than some of their more advanced systems I'm not surprised. Even inexperience of the user might contribute to the demise of entry level gear. Beginners and entry level gear is love at first sight - starts of really great and eventually crashes.

When Behringer decided to tap the market where experienced techs provide complex audio solutions to churches, schools, nonprofits, and other budget constrained clients - they had to rethink the core reliability of those particular products.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Bob the thing with someone just starting out is usually they will buy things based on the price. A lot of them don't know about quality professional gear that will work great, sound great and last a very long time. So they will buy low end budget gear because they simply don't know aby better. If they stick around long enough some will upgrade to better quality gear and that's where they will see and hear the difference. Not all but a lot will.

Now to be fair sometimes you may need to get something in an emergency and don't have a lot of money to spend at the time. Once you know, you know to stay away from certain things because you know that it's junk that you won't be happy with and want to quickly get rid of it.

Now I remember a newbie who was using a pair of Harbinger speakers that sold for $250 new. They weren't happy with the with the speakers because they had issues with the speakers cutting in and out if I remember correctly. Besides those speakers being really cheap it also has to do with the application using those speakers. Those speakers were not designed to be played at super high volumes causing distortion and possibly damaging the speakers.

Some brands when you have the experience you know to stay clear away from. Like Pyle Pro, Gem Sound, Technical Pro and stuff like that. Their high grade gear is junk. Never mind their entry level gear.
 

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WHo are you to talk about using crappy gear?
I said those who are first starting out will buy cheap gear that's not high quality simply because they just don't know the difference. Now obviously there are those on here who have many years experience that know better. Keep in mind I said normally a newbie starting out will buy cheap crappy gear. Some will know better because they did their homework. My personal experience is I learned as I got more serious about things.
 

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I actually gave it some serious thought. So many people have luck with the IP series of speakers by Turbosound, that I thought I would give them a shot. I had the IP3000 and LOVED the sound... hated the weight of the sub. They SHOULD be a decent addition to the DB Technology gear.

I will give my garage review a bit later. No events until late June, for now because of the corobo. TWENTY TWO events have rescheduled or cancelled.

Not a ton of posts about new gear, except for Mix's crappy laptop and speaker skrims, so I figured I would post.
My old laptop was not crappy at all. It was just old and time to upgrade.