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Can someone please provide me the name(s) of Canadian speaker manufacturers (aside frmo Paradigm, what I currently run).


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PSB, Energy and Axiom.
 

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That link is kind of out of date.


PSB is still Canadian (but much of their stuff is made in China)

Energy is now owned and operated by Klipsch USA....along with Mirage, Athena which were sister companies of Energy.

Dahlquist seems to have disappeared.
 

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Warps right - like everything else in Canada - if it's big, it's owned by someone in the US, or it's tied to is somehow.


Careful on the "made in China" thing though - just about everything (especially electronic) is made there nowadays (or at least components used in said product). And with the recession coming into full gear this year, you can bet your RRSP's and 401K's (is that what they are in the US?) that there will be a lot more things being made in China (much cheaper and all companies will need to maintain their profit margin or else they will collapse).


Coincident is a Canadian Company, so is Totem, and Tetra. Though Totem does not make their drivers, and most are purchased in Europe. But the design is Canadian and the profits (AFAIK) stay here. Coincident and Tetra are not cheap though, not by a long shot. Totem isn't what I would call high end (though their Wind speakers are very pricey) they are not cheap either.
 

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Originally Posted by Kpt_Krunch /forum/post/15481379


Warps right - like everything else in Canada - if it's big, it's owned by someone in the US, or it's tied to is somehow.

Not true. Paradigm, PSB, Axiom, Totem are big players and are not US owned.

Bryston, Classe, SimAudio, NAD are also Canadian and not US owned either.


I just hope that Kliptch leaves the engineering design alone in Canada for the speaker companies it purchased and not ruin them by dictating their own design philosophies over them.


The Canadian speaker list ( includes Energy, Athena, and Mirage unti Klipchs starts monkeying with their designs.)


Angstrom Loudspeakers
http://www.angstromloudspeakers.com/

Athena Technologies
http://www.athenaspeakers.com/

Axiom Audio
http://www.axiomaudio.com/

Coincident Speaker Technology
http://www.coincidentspeaker.com/

Dahlquist
http://www.dahlquistcorporation.com/

Energy Loudspeakers
http://www.energy-speakers.com/

Ethera
http://www.ethera.com/

Fidelity Acoustics
http://www.fidelityacoustics.com/

Focus Audio
http://www.focusaudio.ca/

Gershman Acoustics
http://www.gershmanacoustics.com/

Hansen Audio
http://www.hansenaudio.com/

Hemp Acoustics
http://www.hempacoustics.com/

Lightning Sound
http://www.lightningsound.net/

Mirage Loudspeakers
http://www.miragespeakers.com/

New Form Research
http://www.newformresearch.com/

Paradigm
http://www.paradigm.ca/

Pro-Linear Electronics
http://www.pro-linear.com/

PSB Speakers
http://www.psbspeakers.com/

RL Acoustique
http://www.rlacoustique.com/

Quest
http://www.questhifi.com/

Reference 3A Loudspeakers
http://www.reference3a.com/

Sinclair Audio
http://www.sinclairaudio.com/

StudioLAB
http://www.speakerdirect.com/

Tetraspeakers
http://www.tetraspeakers.com/

Totem Acoustic
http://www.totemacoustic.com/

Unity Speakers
http://www.ozenterprises.net/_unity/index.html

Verity Audio
http://www.verityaudio.com/
 

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Good list 3db - there are a lot of great Canadian speakers thanks to the NRC (though Vince at Totem didn't use them, he voiced his speakers by ear which is why they don't measure as well as other but sound incredible). But like I said, they don't make their drivers they are purchases from various companies around the world and built to his spec's to the sound he wants (Paradigm does, not sure about some of the other ones). And if you dig into that "Canadian" thing, you'll find a US American in there somewhere (Love that girl from North Carolina was it... sheesh) for just about any Canadian company as an investor - if they're 'big' (that's the key word there).
 
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