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Which country produces the greatest speakers?

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You forgot Denmark :), they do some goods speakers, Dali, SA, Buchard, Dynavoice,Jamo, B&O among others.
I've often wondered why a small country like Denmark designs/produces so many quality speakers. Could it be because of better access and excellence in education? (Engineering schools). Does the government of Denmark provide any incentives for tech research?
 

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I think you'd have to be a fool not to concede that America is the clear winner here as they should be given their population, but what about on a per capita basis?
There are other factors, but then check number of speaker manufacturers in Germany, and total population.

[ Sorry if that has already been covered, p1 probably enough for me.]
 
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I've often wondered why a small country like Denmark designs/produces so many quality speakers. Could it be because of better access and excellence in education? (Engineering schools). Does the government of Denmark provide any incentives for tech research?
Basically a guy called Ejvind Skaaning invented the midwoofer-with-good-bass which took over the world as it it allowed small bookshelf speakers to be full range.

He also founded scanspeak and his kid runs audio technology, which makes some of the best drivers currently available. Scanspeak basically invented the dome tweeter that plays low enough to mate with a midwoofer. So basically the modern stand mount speaker was created in Denmark.

Ejvind founded Dynaudio. Peter Lyngdorf started Dali, not sure if he's buds with Skaaning but I bet he is.
 

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Danemark is a country with a very high level of education.
They are very famous for their very high end furniture and interior designs.
They do like innovation.
 

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I've often wondered why a small country like Denmark designs/produces so many quality speakers. Could it be because of better access and excellence in education? (Engineering schools). Does the government of Denmark provide any incentives for tech research?
The danes were among the early pioneers, maybe because of Hans Christian Ørsted, who discovered electromagnetism, and people like Peter L. Madsen, who was an early maker of speakers with moving coils, and others: https://issuu.com/danishsound/docs/loudspeaker_100_year_aniversary_hig
 

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Isn’t this one of the most boring threads in here for a long long time. Trying to pass time as best as I can considering I’m since 7 weeks enduring my walker ortos & waiting for my second shot of covid-19 vaccine. Only comfort is that me & Tiger Woods share same type of shoe … haha

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