Old 10-23-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default X-Touch mini, price keeps going up!

Anyone using the X-touch mini? I've been using for about 1 year now, when I bought mine it was $50 new. Now they are $80! just a few months ago they were $60...I guess Behringer is waking up.

At $50, the value is remarkable. But now I'm not so sure about the value at $80...it's definitely worth it considering all you get, but will it just keep going up and up since there isn't really anything comparable?

I should have gotten my 2nd and 3rd when I said I would, now it's not so much of a steal and harder to justify.

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Old 10-23-2019, 03:36 PM   #2
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My Guess

Two words: "Import Tariff" or two other words: "Trade War".

Designed in Germany but manufactured in China. I was looking at purchasing a second X32 Rack mixer but the price jumped from $999 to $1299 about three weeks ago. That's 33% and aligns with the impact to my company's products that have a significant amount of tariffed parts.

EDIT: Forgot to answer your first question. Yes, I use one regularly to control FX parameters. I paid $50 for mine about two years ago. Just started looking at CSI to see how well it works with the XT Mini.

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Old 10-23-2019, 04:44 PM   #3
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Well that is some good insight, thanks for sharing. Wow, 30% increase, that's not small!

I use CSI for all of my surfaces except the XT mini, actually. The mini is just so easy to setup with just the stock action list, or even ReaLearn...so I haven't really needed to try CSI with it. Unlike the other surfaces where you need CSI to get more functionality, with this you really don't. Any button/rotary can be assigned to anything already.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:04 PM   #4
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I guess they send all of them to Germany - €42 in Thomann at the moment (I have payed €50 year ago)
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, it's weird alright. I payed 68 a year or two ago. Great unit. Now it's 42 here. I already keep a second unit as a spare.

Sorry that trade war rubbish is hitting you.
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