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Which British brands are still and truly British?

Discussion in 'audio' started by cchean, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

    Thought Spendor were Indian owned?
    How about Stirling, Graham Audio & Falcon Acoustics.
    TS
     
  2. andrews

    andrews pfm Member

  3. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    NEAT Acoustics?
     
  4. RoA

    RoA pfm Member

    I probably should be more concerned about where and under what circumstances stuff is made, talking about hi-fi for the moment but that really goes for other things too.

    I am somewhat ashamed to admit that the above is rarely at the forefront of my mind.

    Sometimes it's for financial reasons, at other times it simply does not cross my mind.

    I've just ordered a Chinese made, British designed product. - Although perhaps not directly comparable I could have had say a Sugden Amplifier and a set of Pro-Ac's for the same money, assuming both are still made here.

    Maybe my next change will take on a slightly different direction?

    Not that I think there is anything fundamentally wrong with Chinese made product but there are clearly alternative ways, at least in this field.
     
  5. Old Shatterhand

    Old Shatterhand pfm Member

    Living Voice
     
  6. Shane2468

    Shane2468 pfm Member

    Graham Slee.

    S.
     
  7. Timcat

    Timcat pfm Member

    Exposure, I think.
     
  8. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    Les W
     
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  9. Old Shatterhand

    Old Shatterhand pfm Member

    Brands from the other thread:

    Art Audio
    ARC
    ART
    ATC
    Atlas
    Avid
    Avondale
    Beresford
    Bespoke Audio Co.
    BLQ
    Chord
    Chord Co
    Coherent Systems
    Croft
    Cyrus
    Decca
    DCS
    Ear Yoshino
    Edwards Audio
    EWA
    Falcon Acoustics
    Fyne Audio
    Graham
    Graham Slee
    Gsp Audio
    Harbeth
    Heybrook
    Isotek
    Kerr Acoustics
    Kralk Audio (not anymore in the market, IIRC)
    Kudos
    Leema
    LFD
    Linn
    Living Voice
    Longdog
    MAD
    Meridian
    Michell Engineering
    Monitor Audio
    Music First
    Naim
    Neat
    Nord Acoustics
    Notts Analogue
    Nottingham Analogue
    Nytec
    NVA
    Onix DNA
    Origin Live
    Paul Hynes
    PMC
    QED
    Quiescent
    Radford Audio Ltd
    Rega
    Rothwell
    SJS
    SME
    Sugden
    Systemdek
    Tellurium
    Tom Evans
    Tisbury
    Titan
    Trichord
    Trilogy
    Tron
    Vertere
    Volt
    Wilmslow Audio
    Wilson Benesch

    I don't know if they are all true British but it makes more sense then 100 posts with one or two names IMO.
     
  10. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

  11. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    Looks like someone else thinks Naim is British
     
    Gervais Cote likes this.
  12. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I am not too bothered about ownership, I have tended to buy British made hifi though.

    Rega
    Linn
    Naim
    ATC

    All of the above have been in residence but currently only ATC & Linn are given house room.
     
  13. Curtis

    Curtis pfm Member

    Acoustic energy.
    Don’t MA own Roksan now?
     
  14. cchean

    cchean pfm Member

    Weren't MFA American?
     
  15. andrews

    andrews pfm Member

    I was referring to Music First Audio (based, i believe, in Hasting, UK)
     
  16. cchean

    cchean pfm Member

    I think they do.
     
  17. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    I hope that this is not about flag hugging... I like buying local but I don’t want to miss out on a better alternative just because it’s not made by a UK owned business.
    Look at the rubbish designed and made in the old East Germany.
     
    booja30 likes this.
  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

  19. Heckyman

    Heckyman pfm Member

    Naturally, my preference is to buy stuff made in my town...apart from that I don’t really mind where in the world it is made.

    What IS important is that the company is owned by designers/engineers rather than bean-counters, and that R&D and production go hand in hand.
     
    Jono_13 likes this.
  20. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Yes MA now own Roksan
     

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