View Full Version : Why you can't find a DCX-2496
02-27-2006, 05:56 PM
Provided Link: FCC news release on Behringer (http://www.fcc.gov/eb/News_Releases/DOC-263862A1.html)
Looks like Uli cut one too many corners. The FCC is proposing a million-dollar fine.
(Originally posted by: Bill)
02-27-2006, 06:56 PM
Kind of screws the American buyer now doesn't it Uli? Hopefully things can be set straight and the DCX will be available again soon. I sure do hope that's the case.
02-27-2006, 08:53 PM
> Looks like Uli cut one too many corners. The
> FCC is proposing a million-dollar fine.
Wow, I ordered one about 5 days ago, in spite of the back order status. Also a bunch of XLR and RCA connectors to make adapters. I guess I will plan on a nice liesurely session of adapter-making. At least I can put the silkies I also ordered to good use in the meantime.
FYI, here's a Google News on "behringer fine":
One article says, in part:
"The Commission concluded that Behringer apparently violated the FCC’s rules by
marketing in the United States at least 50 models of unauthorized digital audio devices. The rules require that these devices be tested and verified compliant with FCC technical standards prior to marketing them in the United States," the NAL notice stated.
The FCC said that Behringer marketed the unlicensed devices for more than five years, and for nearly a year after being put on notice of the FCC’s investigation, netting a substantial amount of money in the process."
So, maybe I need to start looking at options.
02-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Provided Link: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-06-13A1.pdf
The long version of the FCC document doesn't list the DCX2496 as an offending piece of equipment.
See the link below for the long version of the document.
(Originally posted by: tinear)
02-27-2006, 10:01 PM
The FCC action has nothing to do with the out of stock situation.
Behringer builds components in lots. The shortage is because the last production run sold out before new inventory arrived. This occurs frequently with their products.
BTW, this is a 'proposed' fine. No company pays the proposed amount.
Behringer USA had $130 million in sales in 2003. Do you really think the even proposed fine is a problem with that level of sales?
02-28-2006, 02:56 AM
When the DCX was $350 people thought it was a great piece. Later, the priced dropped to $250 and
'what a deal'. Newbies obviously are suspicous
and people who didn't buy then missed the boat.
The trick to buying Behringer gear is knowing
what units are really good vs. ok or not interesting. They like to 'flood the market' with
electronics which may confuse consumers.
02-28-2006, 07:34 AM
> When the DCX was $350 people thought it was
> a great piece. Later, the priced dropped to
> $250 and
> 'what a deal'. Newbies obviously are
> and people who didn't buy then missed the
> The trick to buying Behringer gear is
> what units are really good vs. ok or not
> interesting. They like to 'flood the market'
> electronics which may confuse consumers.
Agency approval is very expensive.
IMO it is nothing more than extortion, it adds no value to the product, but adds cost (can be really bad for small companies).
They are going to have to bite the bullet on this one, and pass along the costs to the end-user (you and me).
(Originally posted by: djk)
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