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  •  Try To Find US Made Speakers (3+ / 0-)

    I think Polk is the only firm left, unless you want to pay like $10,000 for speakers (I do not).

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 06:48:45 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, the low-end went overseas (3+ / 0-)
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      webranding, kurt, RunawayRose

      The high-end remains here. JBL still makes some stuff here, Polk, Great Plains Audioa few other companies, but most are in the audiophile/pro studio monitor range.

      Triad Speakers (based here in Portland, OR) makes almost all their stuff in the US, and while it is expensive, it isn't crazy expensive.

      but mid-low priced speakers have gone the same way as most small appliances: Dirt cheap, in every sense of the word.

      I think there is a massive hole in the market for many consumer goods right now. You can get crap, or near-bespoke, but not much in-between.

      •  As A Marketing Guy I Agree (2+ / 0-)
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        I think there is a massive hole in the market for many consumer goods right now.

        I never buy the "cheap" product. I save and buy the most expensive I can. I've found if you buy a higher-end product and take care of it, well it can last a lifetime. Heck I have a CD player from 1986 that still works.

        It seems from a messaging point-of-view this is kind of a powerful message. Why buy a $50 DVD player that lasts a couple years when you could pay more and have one that will last close to forever.

        You save money in the long run .... or at least that is my thinking.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 07:19:43 PM PDT

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