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Is the Naim Uniti range designed and built in China?

Discussion in 'audio' started by pjdowns, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    Trying to find the answer to a discussion I have been having with my Dad.

    My understanding that the Naim Uniti range (Atom etc.) are designed and built in China, whereas the other Naim products are always designed in the UK. Is this the case or are they just built in China?
     
  2. Hungry Halibut

    Hungry Halibut pfm Member

    They are designed and built in Salisbury. I’ve seen them being put together at the factory.
     
  3. simon g

    simon g Grumpy Old Man

    Why not just look on the rear of the units? "Designed and made in England".
     
  4. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    Oh fair enough, I always thought they were at least built in China, clearly mistaken, thanks.
     
  5. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    I would but I am not in a Hifi shop or the Naim factory at the moment, hence the question here.
     
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  6. Hungry Halibut

    Hungry Halibut pfm Member

    The mu-so and the Qb are made in China, but everything else is made in Salisbury. Everything, including the mu-sos, is designed in the town with the famous cathedral spire.
     
  7. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    Aha it is the Muso's that are made in China. I thought they used a Chinese design for their Unit range of amplification, maybe their own take on it, but again I am possibly mistaken.
     
  8. Hungry Halibut

    Hungry Halibut pfm Member

    No, the Unitis are wholly designed here in the U.K.
     
  9. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    Thank you.
     
  10. simon g

    simon g Grumpy Old Man

    Google is your friend. Just Google for an image of the rear of any of the range and you'll see many pictures showing just where they're made.
     
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  11. pjdowns

    pjdowns Living the Hifi dream

    So it does, thank you.
     
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  12. Olsen

    Olsen pfm Member

    Perhaps other future Naim products will be (partly) made in far east ?

    I have noticed the Muso range is on sale again, pricelevel adjusted as black friday offer, perhaps updates or new version planned
     
  13. Hungry Halibut

    Hungry Halibut pfm Member

    And perhaps it will rain tomorrow. The mu-so has never been off sale.
     
  14. sktn77a

    sktn77a pfm Member

    "Proudly made in the USA" was a common sticker on the back of many items until the Fair Trade Commission made the manufacturers replace it with "Parts made in Mexico/Taiwan/China and assembled in the USA"!

    Don't know where the actual Naim digital circuit boards are are fabricated and populated......... hopefully in Salisbury.
     
  15. Old Valve Guy

    Old Valve Guy Active Member

    I heard it was Marshall Amplification who took a US amp mob to the Authorities , over Made in USA for Mexican made product that was just boxed ( ! ) in the USA .
    This was a long time ago .
     
  16. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Many UK vendors get away with assembling China built boards into a case, test and package
     
  17. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony pfm Member

    I did hear that the aluminium for the Naim cases cames from Australia! Disgusting I call it, the sooner we get out of the EU the better I reckon!
     
  18. Whatsisnaim

    Whatsisnaim pfm Member

    That’s outrageous, Tony, no wonder we don’t smelt Aluminium in this country any more! And to think that they then send the stuff to Switzerland and back to have it machined and anodised. What is the world coming to?
     
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  19. MJS

    MJS Trade: Witch Hat Audio

    It's a global supply chain. Long gone are days when you buy every component made in the UK. Even the former BHC caps are now Kemet and assembled elsewhere in the EU.

    I know the volumes are rather different but if we can make Raspberry Pis cost-effectively in a factory in Wales then we ought to be able to do the same for other consumer electronics.
     
  20. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

    IIRC naim also have there SMD device/boards printed and manufactured in Wales
     

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