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Not for any particular reason except budget/sound quality, but I wound up with almost all US made gear.
Herron VTPH-2A phono pre
BAT VK-30SE preamp
Magnepan 1.7I speakers
VPI TNT 4 turntable
ET 2.5 tonearm
Frankentable based on VPI Scout w/TNT 4 bearing and platter
Magnepan Unitrac 1 Tonearm
PS Audio 5.0 Preamp
DB System 1b/2a/4b preamp system
PS Audio Stellar S300
Current amp: Bryston 4B SST2 (Canada)
Previous previous amp 3B (Canada)
Back when I first started replacing my vintage stereo with real high end it was a bit of a surprise to realize how much of it was made in the USA. California Audio Labs, McCormack, Synergistic Research, Black Diamond Racing, Graham Engineering, Basis, and my speakers were the little-known Linaeum made in Portland, OR. The surprise was because I never paid any attention to where anything was made. It was all selected for being the best performance/value I could find.
Teres Audio was made in Colorado. Now my table and arm are made in the UK. But the excellent Raven Audio is Dave Thompson and he is in Texas. The outstanding Tekton Moab is Eric Alexander in Utah.
Can't forget Lubos, his Moneoone Nova and Supernova power cords are made in the USA.
Perfect Path Solutions was of course USA, and then there is Decware, Bottlehead, Herron, and the list goes on...
"Audio"? High end is dominated by U.S.A. brands, and always has been. Infinity, ESS, and Magnepan---all loudspeaker makers---were started in the late-60's. Richard Vandersteen---about as American as you can be---is a sterling example of how to design and build loudspeakers.
Minnesotan Bill Johnson instigated the high end revolution in electronics with the introduction of his tube designs in 1970, and his products were actually fairly affordable in the 70's. Mark Levinson and Dave Wilson had a different vision: Price no object! Harry Pearson followed suit in his TAS magazine, setting in motion the notion (hey look, I'm a poet ;-) that higher price ipso facto bought one higher quality.
Coda has been around since The 90s and still going strong , Bricasti audio Pass labs ,Boulder mRogue audio ,Vac , Audio research upper end McIntosh ,Just to name a few
Wilson audio , YG Acoustics, Magico ,Alta Audio , Salk Audio ,Spatial audio , Omega audio.
wireworld , Audioquest. Tara labs, Purist Audio Stealth Audio ,Shunyata, Analysis plus cables , there are far more worthy. Companies , which is great to see made in U.S.A which I try to support speakers maybe only exception ,possibly the MBL120-126 stand mints with subs I have my 👁 on ,happy 🎶 listening.
My American gear manufacturers:
Benchmark Media Systems
Dan Clark Audio
Sonore/Small Green Computer
Crate&Barrel (listening seating)
Howie’s Hockey Tape (Hockey Pucks)
The Vibrapod Company
Revelation Audio Labs
ECM jazz via Roon/Qobuz. Thanks. This is our little support group! I am giving my Raven a rest and using my PrimaLuna (not American) Dialogue Premium HP with the stock EL34s to give it a workout. I am excited because I pulled the trigger and got 8 KT150s for it and am anticipating the advertised big difference (I hope). They are on the way. This is on my Magico A3/Aperion SuperTweeter/REL T9i system.
@tunehead 1+ on our friends to the North!
My Canadian gear:
Bryston (big 28B3 monoblocks for my Maggies) and BP-17 cubed preamp (for sale <shameless plug>)
Simaudio Moon (one of my phone preamps and practically a collectors item: 310LP with 320S outboard power supply connected with a Revelation Audio Lab power umbilical).
Mye Sound (maker of Mye Stands for Magnepans)
your Bose 901 caught my eye. I ran mine for years when I had had my Sansui 7070 in the rotation and they sounded very good. Not great but good. Then when I went to Aiger mono blocks and tube Freya I could never get them dialed in. Even an old pair id 301’s sounded better. I found a pair of Vandersteen sig II and was shocked how good they sound in comparison to my Bose. My 901’s are in storage as I don’t even think anyone would buy them. Maybe some day I will hook up in the garage with the 7070 that still runs great.
Outside of a British tone arm and an American companies CD player made in Japan I have an all Americcan system .
Maybe someday I'll find an american tonearm that I can afford ,
but I doubt that I'll ever find or bother replacing the CD player
with an American made one ( because I'm a vinyl guy ) .
Merrill Hierloom TT with Rega RB300 arm and Soundsmith cartridge
Carver CD player ( with tubes )
Tavish Designs tube phono Preamp , Goldpoint passive Preamp
McCormack amp , Thiel speakers
Cardas interconnects and speaker cables
My favorite response was Crate&Barrel !!! listening chair ha ha .