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Old 4th July 2005, 11:23 PM   #11
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I'm not sure about that. I think we do have to pay GST (10%) but I don't know if there is a limit.

I bought some mic capsules from digikey was about $30 US but didn't have to pay any GST.

Good thing is that there is a futurlec office here in aus so I can pay australian dollars and orders under $50 have only $4 postage

Now I just have to find out what other goodies I can get from them

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Old 4th July 2005, 11:46 PM   #12
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edit: also if anyone knows where in Australia the MJL4281A and MJL4302A, MJE15034/MJE15035 can be sourced that would be great... only place I have found them so far is digikey, and shipping increases the cost quite a bit.

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Hi Tony,

you can get "MJL4281A and MJL4302A, MJE15034/MJE15035 " from OnSemi within their sample program.

http://www.onsemi.com/

They will charge you for shipping, 11.00 USD for the states and I believe 15.00 for international. There has been some talk lately on 'sample program abuse' but personally I believe if you order just what you need and share the results Onsemi benefits from the exposure.

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Old 5th July 2005, 12:19 AM   #13
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Thanks Stan,

I wondered about that, but I did think that I would potentially be abusing the system.... I'm not a student, and don't work in the electronics industry......

There is one hitch though and that is that I chucked in my job, and I'm having an extended holiday and they require company name and company email address in order to register to get samples, so I'm kinda stuffed there .....

I'm thinking what I might do is make a P3A with cheap locally available transistors, and once I have it going (and I'm happy with it), I'll buy the better transistors.

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Great Tony, good luck w/ the P3A. Did you see this link?

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...546#post280546

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Old 5th July 2005, 12:40 AM   #15
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Great Tony, good luck w/ the P3A. Did you see this link?

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...546#post280546

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Yeah I did that was a very informative thread

I've reached a point in my speaker project where I'm going to need a new amp because I will be bi-amping and the P3a looks like a nice option. what I really like about it is the fact that the PS should be much cheaper than my existing amp because of the lower voltage (existing amp requires 75V caps minimum.....) and If I really want to I can also build a gainclone and run it off the same PS!! (35V one) just to compare without the expense of having to build yet another PS.

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So... has anoyone bought some of these Futurlec devices and tested them, are they genuine? I'm interestd in a quantity, but a bit hesitant to order..
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I ordered from them a little while ago and I have no reason to
complain. I only ordered some passive components, very cheap,
especially 1% resistors (2 cents each) and I was happy with the
stuff. I plan to order more in the future as the need arises.
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Old 25th April 2006, 01:17 PM   #18
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Well I didn't end up getting anyt transistors, I got a couple of LM3886TF's instead and made a gainclone, delivery took about 3 weeks, but the chips were genuine, and worked nicely. Interestingly they have LM3886T listed, but TF's were what shipped.

I also bought some speaker binding posts but they were really cheap, and it showed when I got them, the other problem was that I ordered them with 32mm shafts and probably 30% of them were only 25mm shafts, couldn't be bothered sending them back as the postage would have been more than they cost! The binding posts were poor quality (which I should have guessed from the 70c Aus price). I ended up getting some much better quality ones from a us based company.

The order is shipped out of Thailand and takes a while, so if you aren't in a hurry then I think its pretty good value, at least for the active components I also got some verro board which is reasonable quality.

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Well, I just ordered >$100 of 21193/4 devices, so If they are dodgy, it'll be a costly way to find out. If I remember to, I'll report my findings here.
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