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Suppliers thread - Where to buy various parts (primarily UK/Europe)

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by sam_cat, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

    Just an idea at this stage, the aim of this is to become a DIY room sticky, keeping all the useful links in one place. If you have any useful links please feel free to post and I will add them. Also if something doesnt fit into an existing category I will move things about/add a new category or add a misc section... this is a work in progress!
    In no particular order



    Kits: ESP audio for kits/pcbs

    Electronics Parts (general): RIP have a very wide range of bits that are not available from Farnell / RS. It comes from across the pond so you have to pay VAT on delivery but the service is very fast. Cricklewood Electronics have a good supply of discretes and deliver very quickly. smaller selection than main farnell site, but often cheaper, though not free delivery for small orders The biggest selection of small signal styrene caps. Polystyrene caps again, and other stuff some useful kits and parts. Very useful parts people.. lots of everything and very helpful.

    Electronics Parts (hifi specific/specialists): small range of Kendeil capacitors Good for small mixed orders, decent Wima stock. Decent selection of popular caps. Very wide range of hard to find semiconductors, and some other parts. HiFi-Electronics, they got something of everything (German) Higher priced kits and parts (German) All sorts of bits Neutrik plugs etc

    Speaker bits Speaker bits Speaker bits again And again.. Speakers again Speaker parts and kits Speaker Repair Bits

    Misc Metal stockist who will supply any (reasonable) length and is very helpful but perhaps not the quickest Lots of different metal and other useful stuff. Pretty fast delivery. (first experience)

    If you have any suggestions for additions please post and I will take a look and add them.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2018
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  2. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Digikey - have a very wide range of bits that are not available from Farnell / RS. It comes from across the pond so you have to pay VAT on delivery but the service is very fast.
  3. misterc6

    misterc6 Wasted and wounded, it ain’t what the moon did

  4. MJS

    MJS Technical Tinkerer

  5. keithsnaim

    keithsnaim Gone Fishing

  6. brickj

    brickj pfm Member

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  7. mr_phil

    mr_phil If it isn't broken, try harder

  8. john.luckins

    john.luckins pfm Member

  9. keithsnaim

    keithsnaim Gone Fishing

    Another thumbs up for Cricklewood
  10. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

  11. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

  12. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

    Thanks to Tony L for making this a sticky.
    I will plunder my links at home tonight, got some more to add. :)
  13. PigletsDad

    PigletsDad My intelligence test came back negative.

  14. mudlark

    mudlark nearly half a clue

  15. cubeasic

    cubeasic pfm Member

  16. 337alant

    337alant Negatively Biased

  17. sam_cat

    sam_cat C'est Crounchifique!

    Brought the first post up to date.

  18. audioflyer

    audioflyer No going back once you heard a ceramic cartridge

  19. tomek

    tomek pfm Member

    It is not UK/Europe, but they have one of the best DAC kit and some other nice high quality kits:

    I (and some other pfm addicts) ordered few times there, and the delivery and kit quality was always perfect.

    German Thomann is also present in many european countries and has a great choice of Neutrik plugs, good professional cables and even nice good quality valves:
  20. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

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