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Who actually manufactures speaker cables?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by fatbob, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. fatbob

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    I recently read an article that claimed that only a small number of cable companies actually manufacture their own cables. It claimed that most cable companies simply place orders with a manufacturer who will make the cable to whatever specifications are required. It then claimed that the cost of manufacture was extremely cheap, and that profit margins were many 100's of %.

    The article then went on to say that even some of the high end cables costing many hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars (the article was American) only cost a few dollars to make, and are then sold at massive profit.

    I was pretty shocked to read this, as I haven't read anything to suggest this in the past. It was also claimed that this is common knowledge in the American high end audio press, who like to keep this information quiet as the cable companies are generous advertisers.

    Does anyone know if this is just a Hi-Fi conspiricy theory, or is there some truth in this.
     
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    if you want to make a large amount of anything, it will almost always be profitable to get a large scale eastern manufacturer to do it..... cables are just one example, cheaper labour, materials bought in bulk......

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    It is the same for everything you buy? If you wanted to buy a spare part for your car you will probably pay 10 to 20 times what it cost to make, although more often than not car companies only make a couple of percent actual profit on their turnover. Careful with your comparison of manufacturing cost and profit.
     
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