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Old 7th December 2017, 03:16 AM   #11
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mcm is newark is farnell. mcm is the consumer brand with more systems & less parts. Newark ships out of SC, mcm ships out of OH. Expect with the new website, that more confusion about how many boxes @ $9 each you just ordered will multiply. That's the reason I don't buy from jameco; order $30 of parts get two boxes at $20 freight.
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mcm is newark is farnell. mcm is the consumer brand with more systems & less parts. Newark ships out of SC, mcm ships out of OH. Expect with the new website, that more confusion about how many boxes @ $9 each you just ordered will multiply. That's the reason I don't buy from jameco; order $30 of parts get two boxes at $20 freight.
IS MCM local to you? I thought they were closing their doors and laying off the employees, or at least that was what I thought I read on PE TT late this past summer. Now that the "transition" is done, does still MCM exist, just as a subsidiary of Newark??? I have ordered from MCM in the past, but I thought those times were 'over'. I would be interested to know the skinny on the situation...
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Old 7th December 2017, 03:28 AM   #13
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I can get 1 day service ground rates from both if I order by 10 AM. You may be right, scanning the newark all products list I don't see any listing for assembled amplifiers or TV antennas or converters.
mcm owned the TV accessories market, IMHO, no 2nd source. I've gotten real **** from Best Buy, and the last time I was in there the salesmen couldn't get the "sale sale" tablet to boot up either. And Radio Shack has been all garbage since 1968, a long tradition of garbage & fraud.
Edit, okay, the mcm stuff is under security & audio-visual
Here is an amplifier that OP could buy with some assurance it woulnn't blow up in a month http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/5...x-2/dp/95Y2921
And here is a TV tuner that puts out analog line level sound on RCA jacks, for $30, a lot cheaper than those under TV sound units with the patented digital link that sanyo is selling for their vile sounding flat TV's. http://www.newark.com/qfx/cv-103/dig...er/dp/31AC3160
Although I own and recommend the Stellar Labs DTV converter. 2 each two locations, one 30 miles from the transmitter.
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I can get 1 day service ground rates from both if I order by 10 AM. You may be right, scanning the newark all products list I don't see any listing for assembled amplifiers or TV antennas or converters.
mcm owned the TV accessories market, IMHO, no 2nd source. I've gotten real **** from Best Buy, and the last time I was in there the salesmen couldn't get the "sale sale" tablet to boot up either. And Radio Shack has been all garbage since 1968, a long tradition of garbage & fraud.
Edit, okay, the mcm stuff is under security & audio-visual
Here is an amplifier that OP could buy with some assurance it woulnn't blow up in a month http://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/5...x-2/dp/95Y2921
And here is a TV tuner that puts out analog line level sound on RCA jacks, for $30, a lot cheaper than those under TV sound units with the patented digital link that sanyo is selling for their vile sounding flat TV's. http://www.newark.com/qfx/cv-103/dig...er/dp/31AC3160
Although I own and recommend the Stellar Labs DTV converter. 2 each two locations, one 30 miles from the transmitter.
I was looking on their site, seems to me they are selling off mcm stock already not finding familiar items. Some stuff you have to search different ways
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Old 7th December 2017, 06:17 PM   #15
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Indeed looks like the whole MCM product lineup has been ported over to Newark.

One click back into amplifiers shows an extensive MCM custom amp lineup:
http://www.newark.com/c/security-aud...ies/amplifiers

The venerable $27 MCM 55-2421 8in 4-ohm subwoofer driver that has powered many a DIY subwoofer is here:
http://www.newark.com/mcm-audio-sele...ms/dp/88C7835?
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