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Paradigm bought Sonic Frontiers over 2 years ago possibly even 3 + years.They put money in to keep them going and have decided that the growth is in HT.SF statred out as The Parts Connection and evolved into Sonic and Anthem.Since HT is king and since Anthem has come out with some killer product,Paradigm have put the money on the HT side.
The Parts Connection had been for sale for over a year.The asking price was more than anyone was willing to pay.So instead of selling it cheap,they shut it down.
point is the new group did not pay for the name Changed one letter and away they went.Thats the story.
Watch out about Michael Percy. He has great stuff and really good prices, but he's notoriously hard to contact. I've emailed and faxed the same order to him, but after 7 weeks without a response, I've given up on him. Try at your own risk.
A better option might be Welborne Labs. I've heard great things about them. The homepage is:
and the parts section is:
Percy Audio is close to an one-man operation, or so I heard, and Michael has reportedly been ill with a flu. I placed an order a week ago and have heard nothing back from him. I decided to pay him first rather than waiting for him to send me an invoice, hoping that would give him an extra incentive to work faster. Hope this strategy would work. From my experience Percy Audio usualy responds in about five or six business days. Usually take two to three weeks, more or less, to receive the parts.
Welborne I had some high hopes for, but their service is at best average. They did send me a confirmation e-mail for the order, but never e-mailed me the tracking number. And they failed to respond to my repeated e-mail inquiries. I did get the parts in faster than the time would have taken with Percy, but the lack of attention from Welborne after the sale didn't sit well with me.
Now there's a new store called Reference Audio Mods (www.referenceaudiomods.com). They have Audiocom mod products (Superclock, etc.), Black Gate caps, and soft recovery diodes. I haven't dealt with these guys yet, but their price on BG is better than most other online vendors I could find. Also, their website is easier to navigate than Welborne. Hope they would start stocking some resistors. :)