Here i'll list some suppliers for diferent components i use.
Generally they are nice, reasonably priced suppliers with good quality components...
I do my PCBs at Seeed Studio
- 25$ for 10x10cm (2x2"), 10 pieces ($25 is for 10 pieces!).
- 10$ for 5x5cm (1x1"), 10 pieces ($10 is for 10 pieces!).
+ Shipping around $5. Free shipping for >50$ orders!
I get my transformers from Antek Inc
. They have lots of transformers to choose from, in really nice VA/voltage table. They provide interwinding shielding and tube-ready transformers too.
Higher-grade Nichicons/ELNAs are available from Euro Semiconductor
. They have quite small list of values, but at least they are genuine and nicely priced. They have some small enclosed transformers too.
WIMA MKP/FKP caps in small quantities and different values from VIODOL
Enclosures are sourced from WonderCo
. The HB* line is pretty. The drawback is their enclosures come in different front panel width - you'll have to stick to some specific size and live with it if you want to build a system.
They are fine with headphone amps/DACs/small amplifiers e.t.c.
His AC switches with fuse and DIN socket are pretty nice.
ScanSpeak drivers could be sourced from classifieds sections on DiyMobileAudio.com
, specially from elviukai
- both standard and OEM. They ain't new, but the price reflects it.
For Israeli guys - a nice farnell reseller named http://www.lion.co.il/
- prices are good, shipping is cheap, takes PayPal and has no issues, the ordering process is seamless and straightforward.
No need to accumulate "wanted" lists for a while prior to ordering - you just order what you currently need and get it right away.