View Full Version : Facts about DLS and other high-end speakers made in Taiwan

07-26-2005, 05:03 AM
OK I've read several posts where people are really concerned that their high-end speakers are made in Taiwan. There is a reason for this.

My dealer told me this regarding DLS speakers after I saw "Taiwan" on the products:

There are certain chemicals used in the construction of drivers (mainly glues) that are illegal for use in certain countries, including USA and Germany. I don't know if they are dangerous or simply illegal (cocaine glue?) but in the finished product, the chemicals pose no threat. It is ok to manufacture and appply such chemicals in Taiwan, so while the drivers may be built to some degree in Taiwan, DLS speakers remain genuinely German.

Don't get discouraged if your speakers or audio components say made in Taiwan. Seems like everything is nowdays.

07-26-2005, 05:17 AM
ya actually tis true... some of the rainbows were made in taiwan.

but mine say "Made in Germany"!!

07-26-2005, 05:27 AM
o snap, hook me up with some of that cocaine glue.

07-26-2005, 09:21 AM
heh... he said cocaine glue... yes yes, made in germany, assembled in taiwan

07-26-2005, 12:35 PM
plus they probably saved a bundle on labour..?

07-26-2005, 12:37 PM
plus they probably saved a bundle on labour..?

And THAT is what it is all about. The almighty dollar reigns supreme.

07-26-2005, 12:39 PM
The glue was a good excuse I admit :rolllingeyess:

07-26-2005, 01:02 PM
thats y usamps almost wen bankrupt :(

07-26-2005, 02:14 PM
DLS is sweedish, how is that german ?

07-26-2005, 03:22 PM
my DLS said made in sweedin weird.

07-26-2005, 03:27 PM
**** it i wish i could hear some DLS's.

07-26-2005, 03:58 PM
thats y usamps almost wen bankrupt :(


07-26-2005, 04:00 PM
'Made in Germany' refering to the Rainbows, not DLS

07-27-2005, 02:05 AM
DLS is sweedish, how is that german ?

My bad. You're right - it's Sweden, I thought of the wrong place... and I run DLS speakers. Must have been the glue lol.

07-27-2005, 02:13 AM
funny, coke always made me sharper

07-27-2005, 03:06 AM
I dont know where you're getting the DLS from but my Iridium is made in Sweden!