Made In China ???
Out of 20 of the most polluted cities in the world, 13 are in
Out of 20 of the most
polluted cities in the world, 13 are in China.
Many of the audio equipment manufacturers are starting to make
their products in China. Community makes too many loudspeakers
there, QSC some amplifiers and all their speakers, Shure
& Rane has moved to China, Danley never has - never
will. Mackie & Furman, whom we used to do business
with, makes everything in China.
The problem with China lies in the fact that they have,
basically, no environmental regulations. They have all of
the world's major car manufacturer's have plants there, making
cars (Volkswagen, General Motors, ect...) but none of those
vehicles would pass the emissions standards in their own
So, I'm against doing business in China. It's not about waving
the flag, it's not about the impact of local jobs, it's about the
gross exploitation and money before morals.
You may get all excited about these cheap products, but it's a
disaster for the rest of the planet. Gear made in China doesn't
have to pass any environmental regulation like they do here in the
US or the EU. Manufacturers in China can use any solvents,
paints and chemicals they please. You might think it's groovy that
you can get a tube mic for $199 but it sucks for the rest of us
and it will really suck for your kids.
There used to be a speaker company not far from me that had 2
buildings across the freeway from each other. One building was
located in that city's jurisdiction and housed the finished goods
and offices. The other building, across the freeway was in an
unincorporated area. That was where they built the speaker
cabinets and used solvents and chemicals that weren't allowed in
the city 100 feet away. I always thought this company sucked. They
only cared about their profit not our future.
We all want to better our society.
Buy only from companies that don't rape the planet.
Everyone says everything's made in China these days but most of
my installs are all American: power from Surge-X, mics from
Earthworks & Countryman, amps from Ashly and
Powersoft, speakers from Danley & Innovox, mixers
from APB, wire and cable from Conquest Sound and DSP by
Symetrix. It can be done and done well.