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Old 18th March 2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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This is a question for mainly Canadians. I'm looking for suppliers of DIY parts. i've been looking and searching and I think I know about a couple.

digikey and mouse for electronic supplies,
Solen for drivers and mainly amplifier and speaker buildings.

does anyone have any suppliers for cables, rca jacks / plugs, heat shrink, neutrik and switchcraft plugs etc. (mainly interconnect diy)

I'm asking about Canada because American suppliers end up shipping more expensive, brokerage and we have a 30% premium on our dollar exchange rate.

thanks!

oh btw. does anyone know solen's shipping rates? I couldn't find them.
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http://www.leeselectronic.com/catalog/index.php
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http://www.e-sonic.com/acc/home.aspx
http://sayal.com/
http://www.active123.com/store.cfm?CKEY=CA&lang=eng
http://www.activesurplus.com/
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im in calgary, ab
In that case www.percyaudio.com should work fine for you too: shipping shouldn't be high and he declares low value so no brokerage fees
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Old 19th March 2009, 01:24 AM   #9
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does anyone have any suppliers for cables, rca jacks / plugs, heat shrink, neutrik and switchcraft plugs etc. (mainly interconnect diy)
Use Digikey for the heatshrink and Lee's or Main Electronics ( http://www.mainelectronics.com ) for connectors.

RP Electronics in Burnaby ( http://www.rpelectronics.com ) has a great surplus section if you can make it out there (not always on their site)

Princess Auto also carries RCA plugs and has great deals on cable sometimes.

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mouse for electronic supplies,
Solen for drivers and mainly amplifier and speaker buildings.

does anyone have any suppliers for cables, rca jacks / plugs, heat shrink, neutrik and switchcraft plugs etc. (mainly interconnect diy)
Are you sure about Mouser? I stay away from them, they only ship by courier and not USPS AFAIK. It may allow you to check off USPS during the checkout but I think they ignore that when they process the order and see that it's to Canada.

Madisound can actually beat Solen's delivered price on many items; you should actually get quotes from both.

For your other items, I either buy those at digikey.ca or locally in Calgary at Active (on 32nd Ave. and 19th St. NE) and MRO (12th St. and 34th Ave. NE IIRC). MRO is more oriented towards techs and HAMs but they have stuff that's great for audio. They have these nice RCA jacks that fall nicely in between pricey exotica and cheap tin that I haven't found elsewhere.
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