True - but it is slowly changing. Today Russia, tomorrow China. I read that USA, Japan and Holland will introduce some limits for chips. Holland is the only country where is the most advanced device for the most adcvanced chips produced. Of course China can clone/reverse ingenieer/steal it (nothing new…) but its not so easy I guess. So I support non-chinese devices even if there is still a lot of china inside.But Made in Taiwan/Korea/England/Germany/Poland/USA/Denmarl/Finland etc - such devices really exist. Ok I have chinese iPhone and Thinkpad - but also DAC from Taiwan and active speakers from Finland. Even Apple will produce some devices in India (I know - also not the best choice) and in USA. I won’t buy made in china product when I have any alternative. I hope it will be more and more possible.
Sorry for long and not really related topic
The CA streamers look like they are already Dacs (matching specs of the 200M, 768/512, Did not look exactly at the chip but all of them ESS) 200M only has Balanced outputs (if you care about that). From my point of view better look for a preamp to control the volume (what I did, but I also wanted more imputs), depends on the cost of the streamers (I have not noticed the price)
I currently have a MicroRendu and just bought a 200m dac. But since the 200m doesn’t allow volume control in Roon I need a different dac. I’m thinking of replacing microrendu/200m with either the axn10 or mxn10.
My other option is to keep the MicroRendu and replace the 200m with a Denefrips Ares2.
Point made. I do have speakers from Germany (Audio Physic), amp/DAC from UK (Naim), streamers and FMC from US (Sonore) and speakers designed in UK and made in China (Naim Mu-so and KEF LS50W II’s). Best to spread the love around.