DIY Supply Store in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by eboyer7, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. eboyer7

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    Anyone know of stores in the Vancouver, BC, Canada area that sell components for a DIYer? I'm mainly looking for electronics components (semiconductors, inductors, power supply transformers, etc), speaker building components (speaker drivers, speaker box grills, crossovers, acoustic damping material, etc), and a few misc items like cases for home-made amplifier and heatsinks. Basically, I'm looking for stores that sell the type of stuff that PartsExpress.com has. I know where to get construction materials for building speaker boxes (that's pretty obvious... Home Depot), and I know of some electronics stores like RP Electronics and Lee's Electronics, but if anyone knows of other places that'd be great. I'm mainly looking for local stores so I can avoid the high shipping and duty charges that go along with buying internationally.
     
  2. GetDeviceInfo

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    Active Components. There used to be one by Metrotown, on Kingsway.
     
  3. Audioguru

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    Electrosonic is in Richmond.
    A speaker store near Montreal is the best speaker store in Canada.
     
  4. hwy101

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    Is that Electrosonic still on Gordon Baker Rd. ?
    I used to go there all the time, they had everything.
     
  5. Audioguru

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    Electrosonic's 6 stores in Canada can be found on their site by looking in Google.
    They moved away from Richmond, BC and are now in New Westminister.

    About 40 years ago they moved away from downtown Toronto to Gordon Baker Road.
     
  6. loosewire

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    Are you guys happy with your health care ?
     
  7. Audioguru

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    Canadian healthcare is excellent in Ontario, Canada.

    Six weeks ago I had a heart attack. My wife drove me to the nearby hospital and they gave me medication that made me feel much better within 2 hours. Then I was given an Angiogram x-ray test that showed two bocked arteries that feed my heart. I was given an Angioplasty operation where a tool with a splint and a balloon was fed into an artery in my leg and pushed along into my heart arteries and they were fixed.
    Now I am fine. I got excellent care.

    The ordeal cost me $14.00 for the telephone in the hospital room. I will take medication for at least 2 months and the government pays for most of its high cost. Many follow-up visits to the heart specialist doctor do not cost me anything. Any more tests will cost me nothing.

    On my income tax I pay nothing for healthcare but rich people do.
     
  8. loosewire

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    thanks for reply. We need to be educated on health care and
    medical electronics.
     
  9. GetDeviceInfo

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  10. hwy101

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    Yes, I totally agree with audioguru, we have an excellent health care system in Canada. I am originally from Ontario now living in central BC and I have made a few trips to the hospital myself and always treated promptly. All costs are covered. My wife is originally from upstate NY and I have heard of some horror stories south of the border but then there are also some people here that have to go into the US to have a certain type of surgery done that we can't do up here, but they gotta pay for that.
     
  11. eboyer7

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I did some searching and the speaker store in Montreal that Audioguru mentioned is called Solen. They have a great selection!

    Not sure where this health care thing came from... although I do like the Canadian health system too. But, back to the topic: if anyone knows of any other stores in Vancouver or Canada, that'd be great.
     
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