[linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] RME is no more

Marek Peteraj marpet at naex.sk
Sun Nov 28 12:52:16 UTC 2004

On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 21:43, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 01:51 +0100, Marek Peteraj wrote:
> > > They create software to support it and make it work. Then all the
> > > technical information goes into the public domain and some low cost
> > > manufacturer from Taiwan or Russia or somewhere else knocks off a copy
> > > and sells it for 1/2 the price. No one buys RME hardware, RME doesn't
> > > make money and goes out of business.
> > 
> > Did this happen?
> Maybe not to them but look at Mackie and Behringer.  Mackie designs
> hardware and manufactures it in the USA.  Behringer reverse engineers
> Mackie's (among others) design, replaces some parts with cheaper ones,
> and manufactures in China.
> Mackie has lost a lot of money as a result and has had to move some
> production abroad.

I don't believe it's the only cause. It's like saying that the recording
industry is losing money just becasue people are pirating stuff. Nobody
there cares about the quality. Besides, Mackie doesn't target low-end
market that much anyway.


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