Provenance

provenance (n): a term primarily used to describe the origin (and hence, the authenticity) of an artifact or piece of art. In manufacturing, the term implies the notion that certain products embody the culture and place they are made, and would lose that essential character if they were designed or built somewhere else. Few would dispute that a Ferrari is a quintessentially Italian automobile. So what is the provenance of a Wilson loudspeaker?

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