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post #61 of 579
Given that the 2.3 was £80 the 3 would have to be a quantum leap in quality to hike its price by more than 50%. i.e. £120. IMHO.
post #62 of 579
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Something else I don't think I've mentioned yet is that the ZO3 will be 100% Made in the USA. Plus, our custom enclosure and PCB manufacturers are local to our area, so we will be overseeing every aspect of ZO's manufacturing from start to finish! :D 

post #63 of 579
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Something else I don't think I've mentioned yet is that the ZO3 will be 100% Made in the USA. Plus, our custom enclosure and PCB manufacturers are local to our area, so we will be overseeing every aspect of ZO's manufacturing from start to finish! :D 


Hah, that's cool, not very common in this day & age. Seems like your location is quite perfect. :p

post #64 of 579
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Something else I don't think I've mentioned yet is that the ZO3 will be 100% Made in the USA. Plus, our custom enclosure and PCB manufacturers are local to our area, so we will be overseeing every aspect of ZO's manufacturing from start to finish! :D 

So are we allowed to expect great build quality and stability? xD

post #65 of 579
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So are we allowed to expect great build quality and stability? xD

I've found that 'built in the USA' often means more expensive, sadly in my experience it only sometimes means better quality.

post #66 of 579
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I've found that 'built in the USA' often means more expensive, sadly in my experience it only sometimes means better quality.
+1, but it sounds really solid right now!
post #67 of 579
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+1, but it sounds really solid right now!


To be honest, just the fact it IS built in the USA is reason enough for me to buy it. 

post #68 of 579

Can anyone explain to me why its better to be made in the USA? I know it obviously wont be great if its mass produced in China in child labor plants... I usually just notice its more expensive and slightly better at best when stuff is "made in the USA."

post #69 of 579
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Can anyone explain to me why its better to be made in the USA? I know it obviously wont be great if its mass produced in China in child labor plants... I usually just notice its more expensive and slightly better at best when stuff is "made in the USA."

It's better for the people who live in the USA.  There's a popular liberal media push to 'bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA'.  Americans support the idea theoretically because they'd look unpatriotic if they said otherwise.  The truth is the average person is looking for the best quality of life possible so the reality is they support the most attractive prices and people in other countries are willing to work cheaper (with less expensive regulations) than Americans.

 

It's similar to the American push to 'support our troops because they're heroes'.  This is a result of Vietnam war fallout back in the day.  Veterans returned to the USA and were treated badly by the general populace.  Having socially low status makes it impossible for America to recruit new members into the military so for decades there's been a huge media push to 'inform' the masses that soldiers are heroes that 'defend out freedoms.'  The message is so strong that it survived the contradictory nature of the unpopular war in Iraq.

 

Propaganda is always at play in every country throughout the world.

post #70 of 579

Don't get too political about it, boys. Let's move on.

post #71 of 579
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Can anyone explain to me why its better to be made in the USA? I know it obviously wont be great if its mass produced in China in child labor plants... I usually just notice its more expensive and slightly better at best when stuff is "made in the USA."

IMO

 

1) It's cheaper. No need of shipping from China to USA to check the quality [for DigiZoid] and no need of waiting [for US consumers]

2) If there's any mistake they wish to correct, it will take less time, since it's designed and made in USA 

3) "MADE IN USA" gives more potential to certain customers

post #72 of 579
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

IMO

 

1) It's cheaper. No need of shipping from China to USA to check the quality [for DigiZoid] and no need of waiting [for US consumers]

2) If there's any mistake they wish to correct, it will take less time, since it's designed and made in USA 

3) "MADE IN USA" gives more potential to certain customers

 

There's WAAAYYY more to it than just that. Paul (ZO's creator), has had over 30 years experience in semiconductor manufacturing and was the head of product testing for both Sony and Medtronic (which makes things like implantable pacemakers and defibrillators), and he's seen the effects of what unregulated manufacturing and component purchasing can have on an end product. It's actually something that Paul holds very near and dear to his heart. 

 

I think this topic probably deserves a dedicated blog post (or even a video) to explain. I don't want to ignite anything here on the forums, but we definitely feel it's something that needs to be addressed...

post #73 of 579
Some schiit audio comes to mind.
post #74 of 579
Devil, couldnt have said it better myself, brother...
post #75 of 579
Any updates?
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