Does anyone know of a few subwoofers, say between 1 and 3 grand, that is made in America? I'm not looking for some company that re-badges a product made somewhere else. Only an honest to goodness American company making high-quality subwoofers for both two-channel or home theater. Thank You
Vandersteen makes a sub (2WQ) totally in America. Sells for $1450 new and is one of the better music subs available. Using 3-8" downfiring drivers in a sealed enclosure. Just a great sub. They also make the 2W for home theater duty.
I was set on the James EMB until I found out they are made in China. Apparently their other speakers are made in America, not their subs.
Well Sedona that made me get out a flash light and check the back of my EMB-1000. No country of origin label there. I read reviews before purchase that said the sub was built in California. After looking over the sub I can imagine the amp sourced from China with final assembly in California. Guess I'll climb into the attic and see if the box is labeled.
Timrhu:The day I posted this thread, I spoke with someone at James and they said a little over a year ago they changed the supplier of their amps .... changing the source to China. A few seconds later after I specifically asked where they were made and he said the entire EMB sub was now made in China. Which doesn't sit well with me. I'd rather buy American, no matter how good the sub is, and the James EMB are very good. IF I'm wrong, or the information was communicated improperly, I would appreciate it if someone would please correct me. Personally, I really liked the James sub, however, I just think with so many other good subs made in America, why buy anything else. (Personal preference)
Went up in the attic. My box says "Made in USA" but my sub is a couple of years old. Although I don't think of myself as xenophobic, I prefer to buy US made products if possible also. With the exception of my Oppo and Proac speakers, my system is comprised of US made pieces. My experience with these small US companies is phone calls or emails are usually answered by the owner. Kind of nice.
I wish to thank everyone for their response, seems like a myriad of excellent choices.
I came across this link and thought I'd throw it out there for comments. Especially for those of you that forgot more about this stuff than I know in totality. The ratings in ( ) mean this: the first number is HT, the second number is for music. So for example, a rating for the SVS Ultra is (57 HT - 52 Music) and so on.
Musicman07: I suspect you are right. At least one part or another of most subs is going to be contracted out. I'd thought I'd give it a try though. I would be interested - and I'll bet others as well - in your thoughts on your Selah Whomp sub.