The 'this' in this case is Cayin's new A6 speaker model above which prompted the following conversation on September 9th
, between Cayin and a person acting on his own initiative without ties to or solicitation from Amphion. "I saw that your Cayin speakers are a spitting image of Amphion.fi
speakers. Why would you challenge them with an inferior product that is clearly an infringement of their copyright? Do you want to be a company that does that?" To which Thomas Deyerling of Cayin Audio Distribution GmBH of Glashütten-Schlossborn replied: "Hi, ours is a completely different design, size, technical specs, even looks. What do you want?" Not leaving it there, he went on to to say that, "who knows, maybe they (Amphion) have copied the original Cayin design and our website design? Or they even get their speakers from the same Chinese supplier and use the same Word Press website template? Or is it just a coincidence? This is all so irrelevant, I can't see any reason to discuss it any more."
It's this second part of the reply which demonstrates outrageous ignorance. Amphion is one of the few European companies who make most everything they can locally.
As Amphion explained it to me, "the Association of Finnish Work
—clumsy name by the way—has performed a pretty detailed audit on the production process and local content of Amphion end product. In our case, the local content on average was found to be 81% Finnish. As proof of that, the product can be sold with the Avainlippu
(Finnish key flag) symbol. In today’s world, a manufacturer can claim lot of things. In our particular case, this is fully certified by an external oversight agency that our guys below actually make the product in Kuopio, Finland."