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Are you proud to be British?

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Regarding HIFI,I must say I am, really it's a shameBritish companies are heading of to China to save costs,but British branded hifi I find many people desire it.I think we have a great heritage when it comes to Audio,I think the Japanese are great at the bells and whistles,and other countries have great products too,but I don't think they compare when it comes tohertigage,brand name like the British,OK they've made some crappy stuff,but the brands we have all well known worldwide.

What does everyone think?

P.s,most of my kit is North American!!:P

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American.Swedish and British . Next change may see no British representative. :(

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British speakers and phonostage is all I've got, though I've had British everything else except cdp (asBritish ones arerubbish :D), and would again..

Nowt against any of the UK makes, except Mission/Cyrus, for obvious reasons...

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Big fan of Italian hi-fi brands - Sonus Faber, Pathos, Audio Analogue, Graaf, Unison, Opera, Docet Lectoretc. etc.

All beautiful looking kit that is very well made and great sounding IMO.

Most of my kit is chinese these days though - the VFM side of things is simply too good to ignore, and I've gone over to the dark side. You could get an E5,Ming-Da valve rectified 6922 preamp and 845 SET's driving a pair of Aurum Cantus 5's for under £2.5k new, which would piss all over anything MF/Naim/Linn would have to offer at more than twice the price.

No-brainer IMHO.

DT

There are of course many excellent UK brands that are world class and offer excellent (but not China-style) VFMi.e. Tannoy, Graham Slee, Tom Evans, Rega, Hadcock, Mitchel etc. etc.

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american amp, 2 british cd players, 1 jap spinner, and a french one I'm picking up tonight to demo, French and American speakers, british subs. Aussie interconnect and yank speaker cable and a British mains conditioner.

Don't really care where it comes from TBH as long as I like it. :cool:

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american source and amp, british speakers.

over here in sweden there is a very healthy hifi market with some excellent companies and quality kit available, there is also a lot less us kit available as the end market is smaller. there is however a lot of uk companies, arcam, roksan, mf, naim, spendor to name a few.

if you count denmark as well then Scandinavia really kicks ass

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one effect of buying old kit is that more of it is UK made (doesn't necessarily mean fabulous build quality - my gale 2i speakers are UK made :D ). Got some 20+year old celestion UK-made speakers which are built like, well, wardrobes, and seem to have lasted pretty well :)

Jon

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Going though the systems :

1 :

CD Source : Japan

TT Source : UK

Phono Stage: UK

Cart : USA

Digital TV DAC : UK

Amp: Sweden

MD Recorder : Japan

Speakers: Italy

Sub : UK

2:

CD Source : Japan

Tuner : Japan

Amp : Japan

Speaker: Skipton Yorkshire UK

3:

CD Source : Japan

Amp : Japan

MD recorder : Japan

Speaker: Skipton Yorkshire UK

So 17 items, 8 Japanese, 6 UK, 1 Sweden, 1 Italy, 1 USA.

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Okay..

MAIN SYSTEM

CDP - British

DAC - American

TT - British

Tonearm - British

Cartridge - Danish

Phono stage - British

Pre-pwr - British

Speakers - British

Headphone amp - American

Headphones - American

Cables - British

BEDROOM SYSTEM

CDP - British

Amp - British

Speakers - British

Cables - British

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TT: British (Michell)

arm: British (roksan)

cart ?

Preamp : british (WAD home made)

speakers: scottish :cool: (art)

cd: chinese (Shanling)

rack : german (Schroers)

tuner : japanese (Technics)

cassette : japanese (Nak)

amps : ?? (quad306) / british (Gammas, when I get em fixed)

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