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

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sat Nov 27 15:43:38 EST 2004

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.

The folks at RME are not stupid.


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