In regards to the production of our units in the USA and "Made in USA" vs "Assembled in USA":
All of the constituent parts of our units are sourced from American companies whenever possible. Our board houses and metal vendors are located in the US which constitutes a large portion of the cost of the unit. However, since the Trump administration, the regulations on using the term "Made in USA" was redefined as strictly as possible. Not only did you need to source your products from American companies, but those companies needed to source the raw materials from the USA as well. Generally speaking, you will very rarely nowadays see a product as complicated as our amps and DAC's that have the Made in USA label. However, we set a particular price point we want to hit for a product. We then price it out with as many USA components we can, and look elsewhere when we must. Still designed in the USA, still assembled in the USA by employees with healthcare, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, etc.
We hit our target price because we make a point to do it. We don't simply seek out the cheapest possible market to build our product. It's our choice to do it here. That's how you make a cheap product in the US, you just do it.