Interesting Web Sites and Resources

This page provides links to interesting web sites relating to the work done by WhitakerAudio over the years. It’s our hope these sites can serve as a starting point for your own projects. If you usually find the underside of a chassis more interesting than the top side, these links are probably are just what you were looking for.

The following links may be useful for people restoring classic electronics equipment or building vacuum tube amplifiers. Most links are to parts suppliers and custom-work vendors. There are certainly other companies providing such products and services. This list is intended as a starting point. No endorsements are implied.

8 Track AvenuePressure pads for a wide range of tape cartridge machines
Allied ElectronicsElectronics components; extensive product line (now RS America)
Antique Electronic SupplyVacuum tubes and other electronics devices
Apex Jr.Wide selection of electronic components for tube (and other) projects
Bolt DepotGreat source for nuts, bolts, and fasteners
Cable SolutionsWide range of electronics components, notably Jensen transformers
Cable OrganizerEverything you can think of for cable management
CineMagHigh performance audio transformers
Custom Rub-on TransfersGraphics, logos, lettering, numerals, input markings, and more
DigiKeyElectronics components; extensive product line
Desco IndustriesWorkbench items, including electrostatic protection products
eBayThe primary source for all things electronic (and otherwise)
Electronic SurplusWide selection of hard-to-find electronics components
EmedcoWide selection of equipment safety labels and related products
ExpressPCBPrinted circuit board manufacturer for short-run and production quantities
FastSignsPrinting services; useful for making labels and decals
Front Panel ExpressCustom panel and chassis services
Full Track ProductionsTurntable pads for reel-to-reel tape machines
Hammond ManufacturingManufacturers of transformers and electrical enclosures
Hayseed HamfestSupplier of custom electrolytic can capacitors and other devices
JamecoSupplier of electronics components and hobbyist kits
Jensen TransformersManufacturers of audio transformers and related devices
Metalphoto of CincinnatiManufacturers of custom panels, overlays, and name plates
MG ChemicalsWide selection of cleaning products, protective coatings, and solder
Mouser ElectronicsElectronics parts supplier
My Perfect ColorCustom matched touch-up spray paint
Newark ElectronicsElectronics components supplier; extensive product line
NTE ElectronicsManufacturer of replacement semiconductor devices
Parts ConnexionVacuum tubes and other electronics components
Parts ExpressWide selection of components, focusing on audio products
ProtocaseCustom electronic enclosures and sheet metal parts
Redco AudioSupplier of audio components and cable
Safety SignsWide selection of safety labels and related products
The Tube StoreFull line of new and NOS vacuum tubes and related parts
Tube DepotExtensive line of new and NOS vacuum tubes and related parts
Vintage ManualsPrinted instruction manuals for Heathkit and other vintage equipment

Please keep in mind that hyperlinks change over time, so apologies in advance if any of the above links are out of date. If you find a link that doesn’t work, let us know. We’ll fix it. Also, any sites to add? Send us a note and we’ll take care of it (please use the Contact Us form).