I was noticing a new XXXXX microphone introduced at NAMM (which looks cool). I didn't remember too much about the company, so I went searching. Where are their mics manufacured? What is the process? Well, maybe I'm not doing a good search, but I didn't find out right away - long enough that I got bored and decided to write this post. To me that's really stupid. Especially for a company trying to compete with established products. Now I don't care how you conduct your business. If you think you can make more money hiding where your mics are made go ahead. But please forgive me if I assume that your mics are built by slaves that were sold to you by brothels because they were too debilitated by syphilis. Now I say this as someone who doesn't like to pay extra to a European company who is required by the government to have a 15 hour work week and give employees a year off for a hangnail (even if they make great mics). (joke, joke) I love Fender's Ensenada plant. The QC is at least as good as California. I buy a lot of products from companies that have all or parts of it done in China. If you are doing good work in China, I'll buy - just show me. Brag about it, damn it. Yeah, I'll assume a degree of hype. But if you try to hide where you are making your equipment, I'll assume the worst.