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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    Exactly but that was the original question.

    There are some companies who design and build in the UK but they have to use some components from abroad, such as Rega, Croft, EAR.
    I had a reply from Sugden also confirming this same answer: 'It would be impossible for us to build our equipment with components manufactured from only UK sourced materials.
    I can’t think of any product that could be off the top of my head."

    Which is not to say a very patriotic manufacturer could set about making everything from UK components, but would take a lot of patriotism
    and passion. Having finished the first one, I can visualise Dad's army giving them a salute.

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    OP stipulated that the components must be made here by British companies. That kind of excludes Mullard from his reverie, as they were Dutch owned.
    Also even if fabrication of components was achieved, the raw materials would often be mined and refined elsewhere. Its a bit of a pointless exercise attempting to buck the laws of supply and demand, though I notice around 90%of what I own is British made (and some of that pretty ancient ), so I'm not knocking Britain here.

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    I think from my point of view, all we [as small individual companies who are still passionate about true HI-FI] can expect to be able to deliver, is a product that has been designed, and built here in the UK, that has taken full advantage of the best components available to us through UK suppliers, and to use some of the best skilled engineering companies here in the UK, to create and produce the casework needed etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyTD View Post
    I think from my point of view, all we [as small individual companies who are still passionate about true HI-FI] can expect to be able to deliver, is a product that has been designed, and built here in the UK, that has taken full advantage of the best components available to us through UK suppliers, and to use some of the best skilled engineering companies here in the UK, to create and produce the casework needed etc.
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    100% spot on Anthony
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    And thanks for doing it guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    Nobody makes an electronic component that is absolutely 100% manufactured in the UK. The biggest single stumbling blocks are the electronic components and I very much doubt it is even possible to source every component from a UK manufacturer (and certainly not a UK owned and UK based manufacturer).
    Spot on. I could see this becoming political especially with comments like China not paying a living wage, which is tosh.
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    Even if items like capacitors or resistors etc., were manufactured in the UK. You can bet your life the constituent materials would not be all British sourced. Whether that eats into the argument or not, who knows!
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    Low paid Chinese workers are hard done by... no idea how low electronics assemblers are but betting they will mostly be low. Anyway thats not the discussion .
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Even if items like capacitors or resistors etc., were manufactured in the UK. You can bet your life the constituent materials would not be all British sourced. Whether that eats into the argument or not, who knows!
    Of course - we have no deposits of tantalum ore and bauxite, and now, no working copper ore mines in the UK.
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