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2 minutes ago, blakey72 said:

Wasn't NAD started in Canada???

I have always thought it started as British and the NAD Wiki said the same thing. 

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1 hour ago, Snoopy8 said:

I have always thought it started as British and the NAD Wiki said the same thing. 

Wow thanks for that Snoopy. I never knew that. I love learning new things in this hobby ;)

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So for me it’s easier nowadays;

speakers : 🇬🇧 - 🇨🇳  Quad2905

amplifiers: 🇺🇸  PSAudio BHK Mono’s

pre-amp : 🇺🇸  PSAudio BHK 

pre-amp : 🇦🇺  ME25/MC

Transport: 🇺🇸  PSAudio DMP

DAC : 🇺🇸  PSAudio DS-Snr

tt : 🇩🇪  ClearAudio 

arm: 🇬🇧  SME-V

cartridge : 🇯🇵  Lyra Kleos 

phono-cable : 🇯🇵  Furutech

phono-amp & stepup : 🇦🇺  GA Ref

phono amp-preamp cables : 🇦🇺  Aurealis Audio

Dac-to-preamp-pre-to-power & speaker cables : 🇺🇸  Belden Iconoclast 

speaker cables 🇦🇺 Lenehan Audio FoilTek

power cables : 🇦🇺  Audio Principie & 🇬🇧  IsoTek

 

 

Edited by frankn
Clarity

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4 hours ago, cafe67 said:

Hmm country of origin or where made?

 

Edited by turnthetable
oops! on the wrong page: question answered

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5 hours ago, blakey72 said:

Marantz - Japan

Marantz does present a dilemma.  I would have said Japan, but Marantz Wiki says otherwise!

6 hours ago, cafe67 said:

does Marantz count as america or japan? 

You can vote either!  Technically American but I suspect most people would vote Japanese.

 

This is what makes this discussion of heritage interesting and fun...

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2 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

Marantz does present a dilemma.  I would have said Japan, but Marantz Wiki says otherwise!

You can vote either!  Technically American but I suspect most people would vote Japanese.

 

This is what makes this discussion of heritage interesting and fun...

Wasn't Marantz (Dutch) for a while , owned by Phillips 

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1 hour ago, Snoopy8 said:

Marantz does present a dilemma.  I would have said Japan, but Marantz Wiki says otherwise!

You can vote either!  Technically American but I suspect most people would vote Japanese.

 

This is what makes this discussion of heritage interesting and fun...

Interesting - I didn't know any of that.

 

Japanese certainly feels right. I mean, the owners of the owners of the owners are in the US, sure, but the people making the design decisions are still in Japan. One lot says "sell more units!", but the other determines what those units are.

 

I suppose it depends more on the purpose of the question. If it's a 'where does the money ultimately go?' question, then the answer is the US. If it's a 'what country's design philosophy is more popular?' question, then it's Japan.

 

I answered Japan, at any rate.

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9 hours ago, cafe67 said:

Wasn't Marantz (Dutch) for a while , owned by Phillips 

I think that for a while the Marantz CD players were rebadged Philips, not sure about anything else though.

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Guest Muon N'

Speakers = Lenehan (made in Australia)

Player = Marantz (made in Belgium)

Edited by Muon N'

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Had a drastic reduction of my 2 channel components, now down to French only!

And my HT gear has been reduced, no longer have Aussie active speakers.

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Revisited my votes and updated them. Realised that my Synology NAS was not included even though it holds all my music.  It surprises me that Korean (South) has only 3 votes, given the popularity of Synology and SOtM SMS-200 in music chains.

 

The other change is software. While most of us associate gear with hardware, software has an increasing role today. If your are using Roon or Tidal, include American (USA) in your selection. For room correction, I use Minimserver (British) with convolution in stereo setup and Dirac Live (Swedish) in home theatre.

 

It is not easy identifying all the components but I hope you can continue contributing your votes...

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I realise this is a bit late now to add, but thought I would mention it.

 

Vienna Acoustic ... Austria

RCM Audio ...... Poland 

 

cheers Terry

Edited by TerryO

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Preamps: 2x US

Integrated amps: 3x China

Power amps: 1x US, 1x China, 1x Germany

AVR: 1x Japan 

DAC: 1x Ukraine, 1x Taiwan, 4x China

Phono: 1x Ukraine, 1x Taiwan,  1x Japan, 1x China 

SUT: 3x Japan, 1x US

Turntable: 1x Croatia 2x Japan

Speakers: 1x Australia (DIY), 2x China,  1x Japan,  2x US, 1x Denmark, 1x Britain

DAB+ Radio: 3x China

TV: 3x China

Recording interface: 1x US

Interconnects: Too many to count, all Australian for RCA's. USB and fibre cables from China.

Media PC: 2x China

 

Trying to cut down the number of systems I have so the number of components will shrink in time. I intend to sell off 1 pair Chinese speakers, 1x Chinese integrated amp, and 2x turntables though not yet sure which ones. As you can probably tell I don't really care what country a component comes from so long at it's performance is a fair bit better than it's asking price.

 

When it comes to to upgrade capacitors, resistors etc it's all made in the US, Poland, Denmark or Japan.

Edited by MattyW

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Hmm, interesting topic.

My collection: Audio:

 

Amplifiers: Japan (2) UK (1) China (1)

TT: Japan (2)

CD player: UK (2) China (1)

Speakers: UK (5)

 

HT=Nil.

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OK here goes-

 

Amps- Japan 2, UK 1

Pre- Australia 1

CD- Japan 1, US 1

Turntable- Japan 1, Germany 1

Phono- UK 1

Cart- Switzerland 1

Speakers- Ukraine

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I have a difficult question, Does DIY gear count as origin of build or of design?

 

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Didn't realise oppo was Chinese, had it in head it was Korean? If I use my oppo solely as my CD player is that classed as stereo gear? 😀

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jbl4429 mexico
ME 850 power amp Australian
ME 24 pre amp Australian 
oppo 95 china
Marantz cd60 Belgium
Marantz sacd 8003 china
gieseler dac australia
hulgich speaker cable Australia
all interconnects aurealis Australia
all power cables diy australia

Edited by ray4410
forgot 1

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2 channel 

 

Amps

australia x 2 - Weston, Elektra

UK x 1 - Arcam

 

speakers

UK x 6 - B&W 2, Proac 2, mordant Short 2

 

Subs

US x 2 - SVS

 

Dac

Aust x 1 - Gieseler

China x 2 - Topping, Eastern Electric 

 

PSU

Aus x2 - gieseler

 

Streamer

US x 2 - ultra rendu, Apple TV

 

Cdp

UK x 1 - Arcam

US x1 - Harman Kardon

 

Turntable

UK x1 - Rega

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Stereo

 

Iso transformer - Australia

DAC/streamer - Scotland

Software - Scotland and USA

Amp - USA

Speakers - Denmark and Canada

Subs - USA

Cables, tweaks, tubes etc - Australia, England, Russia, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, China, USA

Music - Just about everywhere :)

 

 

HT

 

AVR - England and Japan

Amp - Australia

Speakers - Australia, Canada

Subs - USA

TV - Japan

 

Edited by Bunno77
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Main components.

Power Conditioner Gigawatt – Poland

NAS -Synology – Taiwanese

Roon Core – Linux Box - ?

Network Player- Weiss -Swiss

DSP - Weiss -Swiss

DAC - Weiss -Swiss

Pre -Soulution -Swiss

Power - Soulution -Swiss

Speakers - Lenehan – Australia

 

Rest – A lot - All over the place.

John

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Active stereo components (no HT)

 

MSB transport - USA

Deqx processor - Australia

PSAudio Dac - USA

Sanders amps - USA

Velodyne subs - USA

Magnepan speakers - USA

Miscellaneous cables - most numerous are DH Labs and BlueJeans - USA

 

I don't think that I deliberately buy US stuff, just the way that it has worked out. 

(Hmmm - maybe there is a bias and I just like the US design/build/sound.)

 

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Stereo only also does TV duty no (HT surround)

 

All DIY except the TT

 

Preamp - Pass B1 buffer with stepped attenuator

Power amps Modulus 86 x4

Active line level XO

Mark audio Alpair 12P open baffle with 12" woofers XO 230hz

Digital is streamed from laptop with external XMOS sound card and separate DAC

Turntable is Technics SP10Mk2

Phono DIY simple jfet soon to upgraded to DIY Pass Labs Xono

 

Cables eyewateringly expensive Speaker cable is 1mm solid 2core light cable  $1.00/m from Bunnings, quality RCA's on TT all other cheapos.

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