Audio related sites

Below are a just few of my favourite web sites in no particular order.

Audio Interest newsgroups   <– Everything for the tape recording enthusiast  <– Audio related forum with many articles
Audiogon  <– Audiophile forum
CNet Audiophillic   <– Audiophillac Blog from Steve Guttenburg

Parts and repair sites
Terry’s Rubber Rollers  <– Custom made Pinch Rollers
Skywave Tape Deck Repair  <– Chicago area tape deck service tech
Pacific Stereo <– West Coast Audio and Video service tech
Stereo Manuals <– Best source for reproduction Service Manuals
Mars Communications <– Excellent source for Belts
Dwojo Lights <– Need Fuse type lights, contact Dwojo
Parts Express  <– Great store for Speaker Building, but a whole lot more for electronics, kits, parts, etc
Full Compass  <– Great source for RTR tapes and Calibration tapes.. I use them all the time
US Recording Media  <– Another excellent source for RTR tapes and supplies, I’ve used them too.
MCM Electronics  <– another source for work bench tools, parts, test equipment, chemicals, include belts
Digikey  <– need parts like Caps, Resistors for a repair or restoration, this company has a huge selection
Madisound  <–  Great selection of speakers for home built projects.

Audio Stores in Chicago area I’ve been impressed with
Saturday Audio Exchange <– New and vintage gear, really impressive to see, located just a tad north of downtown Chicago
Simply Stereo Hoffman Estates <– No website, but nice selection, definitely  stop in if your in the area, located on Higgins Rd
Rainbow Records  <– Again no website, but a great record store in Barrington, IL off of Northwest Hwy

There’s probably a ton more, that off the top of my head I can’t remember, but I’ll add more as time goes by.  Feel free to send comments or suggestions





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