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MXR Super-Comp vs. Aphex Punch Factory, why the cost difference?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassGod, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Yeah, I know compression is discussed a lot here, but I wanted to do a specific head-to-head comparison between these two. Basically, I can get the MXR for $110, and the Punch Factory for $175, so I just want to know if there is a reason for the cost difference. I mean, does the Punch Factory cost more because it also has a DI, or is there a big difference in sound too? I would think the MXR would offer more control over the sound, but I really don't know which to choose. :help: So what are the advantages of the Punch Factory, and do they justify the extra $65? Thanks! :)

  2. Cantstandsya


    Jul 27, 2001
    Fontana, CA
    I would say the d.i. and the fact that it's an optical compressor make the Punch Factory worth more.I paid $89+tax for mine.
  3. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sounds about right to me too. Also MXR sells a LOT more pedals than Aphex, so you have more of a "quantity discount"

    That, and Aphex sells them at this price, so why drop. All about Supply and Demand. Apparently they ARE good enough to sell for that much.