Originally Posted by RobbieNuke
Does country of origin (USA or China) or production year indicate any more or less chance of getting a unit with problems? Recent dialog with Eden rep states any new or refurbished (B stock) will not have any of these problems. Buy-out by Marshall seems to have all amp production moved to China... as well as reduction of product line.
I don't think origin makes a difference. As far as I can tell, the first versions were USA and had lots of problems. My refurb is Chinese and seems to work great. China has a bad reputation, which is partially deserved but they also can do some excellent work. It's like Eminence speakers, some of them are cheap crap and some of them are among the best. It's really hard to make any generalizations.
Is the WT1205 still in production?
I will say that the USA Navigators seem to be a little more reliable, but I think the individual sample counts for more than where it came from.