Originally Posted by Dmitry Pavlov
I think that Make Em' Dance
expressed a legit concern about the new business strategy at Dynaudio. And I also like that Otto answered that post. I can't speak for the whole world but among Russian audiophiles Dynaudio, just like some other highly reputable audiophile brands, has always been highly regarded for many things, not the least for not making cheap speakers. Such a thing destines a manufacturer to limited sales, because the demand for higher end equipment is fairly finite. I personally have never associated the Chinese with limited sales targeted at small communities. They are all about large sales. They can't increase the demand for higher-end stuff, nobody can. But they can (and I think they will) expand into the lower end audio market, with new, cheaper products, bearing Dynaudio logo. Will that take away from the attention to the higher-end products? Who knows... But the concern like I said is legit and no matter what Otto says, people will have their doubts.
I think your spot on, with your post, it has already begun with the Music systems, they are now using Dynaudio Drivers, my unit say made in China, and if you look at your WiFi it comes up GoerTek.. I understand moving certain items over to China to be mass produced at a lower cost, but doing it to high end speakers to me, just defeats the purpose of buying some thing that is special and takes away from the art of producing some thing special, like these speakers have been. Hell Magnepan is made in the US, and I love their sound as well, I am sure some of their parts come from China, but Made in White Bear Lake, MN just has a nice ring to it.
The new owner said this several times, he planned on keeping production in Denmark and it was stated over and over, but when you have 37,000 new employees in China its pretty easy to scrap, plus with environmental laws much more relaxed in China verses Denmark, it's much easier getting away from using environmentally safe products and disposing of them, hopefully since pollution is such an issue in China, that they will at least follow the strict engineering standards and use similar materials, but that sounds like it might not be the case, who knows.
"Interesting where it says "Geared for the Future" last couple of paragraphs..... Ironic thing is, China is dumping Trillions into the South China Sea Military base, and we are all funding it...
See above Link.
My guess, is most of the speakers coming out of Dynaudio for the next few years will be mostly hybrids cabinets made in China and Drivers still made in Denmark, I get the whole global BS, but in the long run it usually has far reaching repercussions that know one accounts for, till it's too late. So will the Speakers still say Made in Denmark or assembled in China? lol jk Only Otto knows that answer.
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