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Behringer BCR2000 - cheap but is it reliable?

Postby N WILLIAMS » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Advertised at £109 in quite a few stores on the net, the Behringer BCR2000 seems like a good choice for a small army of pots to do some serious tweaking on the fly. It seems quite popular too.

I know Behringer used to be cheap but not very cheerful when it came to reliability. I am not sure whether their reputation has improved in recent years.

£109 is cheap but would I be getting a reliable controller? Behringer advertise this as having quality components and offer a 3 year guarantee which is great. But I don't want to be sending this away every other week.

Has anybody had any experience with this controller? More importantly, are they reliable?

Thanks for any replies on this!
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Re: Behringer BCR2000 - cheap but is it reliable?

Postby alexis » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:58 pm

I've got the BCF 2000, it's sister unit (has automated faders), had it for about a year, no reliability probs.

More importantly there are gobs of both units out there, with tons of forum posts about them, and I got the sense when I was doing my research that the usual (fairly deserved or not) complaints of Behringer unreliability were missing regarding these units.

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Re: Behringer BCR2000 - cheap but is it reliable?

Postby Wimek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:55 pm

I've got a BCF2000 for about 5 year now and it is still going strong without a problem!
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Re: Behringer BCR2000 - cheap but is it reliable?

Postby Matt Houghton » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:38 pm

I have a BCR2000, and think it's great! As it's just encoders and no moving parts there's little to go wrong. Even if the template for a DAW doesn't work well you can map the controllers to anything in your project.
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Re: Behringer BCR2000 - cheap but is it reliable?

Postby Goddard » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:29 am

Matt Houghton wrote:I have a BCR2000, and think it's great! As it's just encoders and no moving parts there's little to go wrong.

Um, pretty certain all those rotary push encoders and pushbuttons are "moving parts"...
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