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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    DD assembles here(right down the road from me). Motors are from China with the exception of the Z motors which are cut in China and then assembled here.

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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by southernboom88 View Post
    currious on this too, i know there are "American" brands but if the coils, baskets, surround ect, are imported then it aint American made, just American assembled... Thats like saying a Kia or Honda that is assembled in the USA is an American car..
    You're nailing it on the head. This is kinda where I was trying to go with this as well... Thanks! lol




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    Re: All American brands?

    Going by those guidelines there are no real 100% us companies any longer.




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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    Going by those guidelines there are no real 100% us companies any longer.
    So, all companies now import their parts?




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    Re: All American brands?

    thats basically what i was saying. you can always go custom made

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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    Going by those guidelines there are no real 100% us companies any longer.
    sad, but true.. then agian i guess that is like every other "American" product on the market...




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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by kat_black181 View Post
    So, all companies now import their parts?
    Most all companies will import one thing or another. The price with purchasing in bulk from China or other areas is far cheaper then in the states. So frames, surrounds, motors, or other parts are out sourced.




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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by kat_black181 View Post
    What about McIntosh? I was almost positive it was US made as well? Am I wrong?
    with a few exceptions, just the home audio products are built here in the u.s., now. when clarion bought mcintosh, they moved all car audio production to japan where it remains today under the ownership of d&m holdings (owner of marantz and denon, also)



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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by nudels View Post
    zed, linear power, lazer industries, zapco, audiocontrol, treo engineering, tru technology,.. many others
    And not a single one of those brands qualifies for the strict interpretation of "MADE IN USA" under the FTC's guidelines! In order to qualify as "Made In USA" not only does it have to be assembled here, but substantially ALL parts vital to the unit's construction/operation/etc. must be sourced in the USA too. If Zed was big enough to get a fine, I'm certain that he would drop the Made In USA designation since most of his circuit board is manufactured overseas and stuffed into a heat sink here in the USA.

    EDIT: Audiocontrol dropped the Made In USA designation for that very reason. The products are still assembled here, but they do NOT meet the post 9/11 guidelines imposed by the FTC.

    Linear Power admits that they are assembled here, but were smart enough to not slap the "Made In USA" sticker all over their products.

    Even Tru says they are "built" in California, but I can't recall seeing a "Made In USA" sticker slapped on them.



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    Re: All American brands?

    Very few brands are 100% American.




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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by southernboom88 View Post
    currious on this too, i know there are "American" brands but if the coils, baskets, surround ect, are imported then it aint American made, just American assembled... Thats like saying a Kia or Honda that is assembled in the USA is an American car..
    On that notion, just how exactly are the Camaro and Challenger considered "American" cars since they are assembled in Canada? I blew some local, uneducated, hick's mind after he gave me lip for driving a Japanese car... I asked him to tell me just exactly what was American about his Camaro that was built in Canada other than the name. He couldn't come up with anything other than stuttering...



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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by nudels View Post
    zed, linear power, lazer industries, mach 5, zapco, audiocontrol, treo engineering, tru technology,.. many others

    mach5 is canadian



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    Re: All American brands?

    Made in America is a huge misconception on old school car audio gear.

    Almost every brand had a piece made outside of the country, does it make them any less quality.. No and saying that a product is, is also false. It’s the shortcuts that companies make to get the cost down is what makes their products inferior not what country they are built in.

    95% of all old school gear has parts/boards/chips/FETS all made in different parts of the world. The Made in America was a gimmick marketing tool to drive sales, as Gunz had pointed out quite a few of these “Made in America” logo toting companies no longer have the finger star logo on their products.


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    Re: All American brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by nudels View Post
    zed, linear power, lazer industries, mach 5, zapco, audiocontrol, treo engineering, tru technology,.. many others
    no they're not. OH CANADA!




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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsdriller View Post
    mach5 is canadian
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    no they're not. OH CANADA!
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