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Not aways true. Some companies such as Schiit Audio make an effort so the vast majority of parts cost go to local based companies manufacturing.
Have you asked Chord about their parts and costs for each DAC? I know for sure many Chord DAC parts are manufactured in both the UK and Europe as well as other parts of Asia.
Beside, only so much is in our control as consumers. If Chord and other companies are aware their customers are not too keen on funding the Chinese Communist Party then t
I love my 1200 mk5 but prefer the 'space' my Clearaudio Concept gives so I have been mulling over possibly fitting the Verify arm on to my Technics and getting a posher arm for the Concept when funds allow. Is this a mad idea? I have searched and can't find a single example, maybe for a good reason.. I suppose I could sell both and add some cash and get a 1200G. Over to the experts in here for some thoughts - thanks!
Oh I see So far it has been my experience though. Unless it's put before the dac then I can't see them ever being totally transparent ever. Even then it could effect the sound over not having it. If you like the sound of your well designed dac, oh naturel. But it's just like if you swap cables from your source to your amp its going to change (interfere) with the signal. I can't see why anyone would think a complicated box of electronics would be any different, if it improves what you like great