Turntables that are still made in Japan?


I believe Luxman TT's are still made in Japan. I know Technics moved to Malaysia. Just curious any others still being produced in Japan. 

aberyclark

That's a total BS press release even if the factory produces high quality product. They probably hired a US PR firm to write that.

I’ll be curious to see reviews of Malaysia units. I would not be worried about the engineering aspect of the TT. As a former Manufacturing Manager, the big worries with much of the overseas assembly (In my case Mexico) was more to do with assembly tolerances. Are screws tight enough, pieces aligned properly, quality checks, Fit and finish, defective components thrown out and not used, etc. From my experience, missing internal screws and washers were the biggie. A part needed 4 screws, only two or 3 were used. Enough to hold the part in place for a while, but more likely to come loose over time. Having experience with Japanese assembly plants, those kind of mis steps are not tolerated. 

Dear @aberyclark  : You ddon't have to worry where an audo item is manufactured at all, what you have to worry is whom is the manufactured/design of those audio items because , example, Technics can't permit that its audio items could be manufactured in China or in any other place out of Technics tolerances and QC made it by Technics.

 

So who really cares where the audio item is builded. No sense at all, the important issue is who is the entreprise/company who puts the audio item in the market.

 

Regards and enjoy the MUSICX NOT DISTORTIONS,

R.

Rauliruegas

 

You are correct, however, Technics overseeing operations in Japan with the excellent work culture of all involved vs somewhere else plays a giant role. Even Toyota has issues with their Mexico made autos. The warranty repairs of Tacomas built in Mexico is huge over the US made California versions (thats even with US work culture). It's the managing of such that is the issue. I don not know Technics track record of managing outside their home country.