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Old 22nd March 2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Vifa drivers, still made in Denmark?

Hi all,

Are Vifa drivers generally still made in Denmark?

My question is based on what I was told about the D25AG-35-06 tweeter.

It seems in the last 5 years or so, they are now made in China, but are still equivalents.

Can anyone confirm this from their recent experience?

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Old 22nd March 2012, 09:14 AM   #2
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I can be very wrong, but Vifa and Peerless are owned by Tymphany, a Chinese company, and all the drivers are manufactured in China (*). There isn't anymore a relationship with Denmark.

(*)The only exception I know is the Peerless HDS tweeter, manufactured by Scan-Speak, and sold also under the SS Discovery line.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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giralfino, you are rigtigt. Vifa and Peerlees drivers are now mad by Tymphany in China. Unfortunately they have discontinued most of the old Vifa Drivers. Scan Speak can manufacture most of them, if a customer request quantity of them, and then they are relabeled with a Scan Speak label. The HDS tweeter have always been manufactured in Denmark, It was never moved to the China factory. The Discovery line is a new Scan Speak line with strong Vifa inspiration, forexample the chassis is now made of aluminium instead of magnesium, there was used before.
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So is Scan Speak still Scandinavian? How do we find out what brands are not Communese?
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Old 23rd March 2012, 01:08 AM   #5
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So is Scan Speak still Scandinavian? How do we find out what brands are not Communese?
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Tymphy bought Vifa, Peerless & ScanSpeak. ScanSpeak got bought back by managers and is now back in Denmark... i don't know if any of there production got done in China.

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Note that SB Acoustics (Indonesia) and Wavecor (China) were started & are run by Danish engineers who were rather annoyed by what Tymphany did.... hence the high quality of their drivers
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Old 23rd March 2012, 09:33 PM   #8
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Ok, so the are made in China.

Jaycar currently sell the Vifa D25AG-35-06 tweeter but when I had a close look at it, it seems slightly different to the original Danish ones I have.

These have a cheap looking black & white sticker on the back that does not say where its made and slightly smaller magnet assembly.
I had my suspicions that they were selling dodgy copies, but maybe not.
It seems that's all Vifa make now???

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Old 27th August 2012, 01:27 PM   #9
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from there you will get exactly informations regarding the currently manufacturing:
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Tymphy bought Vifa, Peerless & ScanSpeak. ScanSpeak got bought back by managers and is now back in Denmark... i don't know if any of there production got done in China.

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http://www.scan-speak.dk/news/20090421a.htm

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Old 27th August 2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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the D27AG-35-06 would still be made by Tymphany (who own Vifa/Peerless) but you would need to meet the minimum order quantity which is quite high.

as you know every audio company went through a bad time 2008-2009 many did not survive.

since Tymphany moved production to China they have been expanding the range of drivers that they produce,

and while some of our favorites like the 1" Alu dome tweeters are missing from the line up, I know they are working on a range of replacements which will be far superior to the originals.

unless you are talking about D27TG-35-06 which is current production
http://www.tymphany.com/files/D27TG-35-06%20Rev1_0.pdf
it's also worth mentioning that since Tymphany has moved production to China, the consistency and reliability of their products has actually improved considerably!
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