We've discussed this before, but nearly ALL speaker companies in America or Great Britain have all or most of their speakers made for them in China, Mexico, or some country in Southeast Asia. A few of the high-end models may still be made here, but that, too, is the exception. This is true of almost all brands, including the most popular high-end companies. Most U.S. speaker companies try to disguise the fact, and I give credit to Velodyne for at least admitting it. (They are outsourcing better than almost anyone, in my opinion, with very high quality.)
Some companies who moved to Mexico have now moved to China. I am not going to mention brand names, but nothing is made here anymore, or at least not much. I think some Theil and Vandersteen products are still made here, and I am currently trying to assemble a list.
There is really not a good business reason for most speaker companies to build speakers in America, because the better Chinese factories are advanced, and it reduces the cost to the consumer and the profit to the manufacturer.
That said, Triad builds 67 out of it's 70 models in Portland, Oregon, in a lean manufacturing facility that is a showplace of efficiency. We do not purchase cabinets; we make them. We still purchase drivers from Danish speaker companies Scan-Speak, Peerless, Seas, and Vifa, because we get custom drivers from them that far exceed the quality of what we could engineer and build.
There are a few reasons we buck the trend and build speakers here. One is to maintain a very high level of quality. The other is because we build our speakers to order, in batches sizes of one. We can't bring in containers of finished goods because every one of our speakers is built for the customer who ordered it, in any paint finish or any veneer finish he desires, and we couldn't possibly be sitting on inventory. Orders generally ship from Portland in three work days, and they ship to the dealer via 3-day FedEx. We're as fast as a company that ships out of a humongous warehouse full of boxes, some old.
To those of you who state that your certain favorite speaker is made in America, I will ask you "are you sure?" They probably aren't.
aka TRIAD DUDE
I can tell people who are judgmental just by looking at them...