Scan-Speak A/S Danish company that manufactures mid and high-end loudspeaker drivers and assembles loudspeakers as an OEM and ODM partner, their products are primarily intended for the hi-fi and AV home markets but they do have some models available suitable for car audio use and for smaller pro-audio applications. Company was founded in 2009 when it de-merged from the Tymphany Corp. If you understand Danish there is a fabulous short documentary on Scan-Speak to be found here. Distribution: In Austria and Germany by AOS & in Iran and Dubay by FM-Audio Homepage:http://www.scan-speak.dk . Scan-Speak A/S, N.C. Madsensvej 1, 6920 Videbæk, Denmark. Tel: 45 7028 1800. E-Mail: info [at] scan-speak.dk
Scumback Speakers & Cabs Inc. USA based company that is primarily a manufacturer of loudspeaker drivers, not intended for hi-fi applications but rather copies of vintage British PA designs and intended for use in guitar amplifiers and cabs. The company also manufacture guitar and bass speaker cabinets. Distribution: In Denmark by Rahbek Guitars Homepage:http://www.scumbackspeakers.com . Scumback Speakers & Cabs Inc., 10820 Beverly Blvd., Ste A5, #306, Whittier, CA 90601, USA. Tel: +1 310 833 6632. E-Mail: sales !at! scumbackspeakers.com
Seiden Japanese manufacturer of heavy duty switches and high end resistors including rotary switching potentiometers specifically intended for audio usage, in addition the company makes passive pre-amplifiers utilising those switches. Distribution: Export agents: Solidgreen Trading and Tachyon Homepage:http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~seiden/ . Seiden. Co. Ltd., No. 2 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0805, Japan. Tel: +81 3 3260 1124.
Shenghui Electronic Chinese manufacturer of loudspeaker drivers and similar transducers, sold under the Sunway brand. Homepage:http://www.shenghui.com Changzhou Shenghui Electronic, Changfa Technology, No.29, Ming Jiang Road, Changzhou Hi-tech Industry Development Zone, Jiangsu, China. Tel: +0086 519 5118108 and 5108218. Fax: +0086 519 5108596. E-Mail: sales at shenghui.com and info at shenghui.com.
Sica Altoparlanti S.r.l. Italian manufacturer of loudspeaker drivers, makes drivers inteneded for pro-audio products under the Sica name and drivers intended for musical instrument amplification under the Jensen brand. Distribution: In Russia by Audiomania Homepage:http://www.sica.it . Sica Altoparlanti S.r.l., via Galilei 20, 60010 Passo di Ripe (AN), Italy. Tel: +39 (0)71 7958072. Fax: +39 (0)71 7959006. E-Mail: info /at% sica.it
Silk See --> SAC Thailand (Transformers & high end attenuators)
Sinus Högtalarfabrik Swedish manufacturer of loudspeakers drivers that started life as early as 1946, has traditionally mostly sold to the PA market but also to the home markets and their drivers where integrated into the products of other Swedish Hi-fi manufacturers. Owned by Rauna, contact them for sales info. SINUS, Sinusgatan 2, 930 15 Bureå, Sweden. Phone/Fax: +46 (0)910 416 80.
Société des Composants Record French company better known as just SCR, specialises in manufacturing high end capacitors, wire-wound resistors and filter assemblies, they also supply dimmers under the Record brand. Noticeably the company can supply capacitors filled with biodegradable liquids. Distribution: In Taiwan by Unika Homepage: http://www.scr.fr . Société des Composants Record, ZI La Malterie, 36130 Montierchaume, France. Tel: +33 (0) 2 54 22 27 24. Fax: +33 (0) 2 54 34 01 36. E-Mail: info /at\ scr.fr
Soho Acoustics (MI transducers & spring reverbs) See --> Soho Acoustics
Solen Électronique Canadian manufacturer of high quality inductors and capacitors, sold under the Fast Caps and Hepta-Litz respectivly, those are mainly intended for usage in loudspeaker crossovers but often seen used in high end electonics as well. The company also acts as a local distributor for a number of caopanies, see: Solen Électronique Distribution. Homepage:http://www.solen.ca Distributed in Australia by Speakerbits. Solen Électronique Inc., 4470 Thibault Ave., St-Hubert, QC J3Y 7T9, Canada. Tel: +450 656 2759. Fax: +450 443 4949. E-mail: solen at solen.ca.
Sonic Craft USA based business that manufactures high end capacitors under the Sonicap brand. Distribution: In Norway by Upgrade Audio Homepage:http://www.soniccraft.com . Sonic Craft Inc., P.O. Box 88, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902, USA. Tel: +1 501 620 4444 (Int.) or 800 689 4434 (Toll free, USA & Canada only). Fax: +1 501 622 2575. E-Mail: mail,at, soniccraft.com
Sorbothane Inc USA based company that manufactures products made out of Polynorbornene rubber, these are popular in audio products as vibration isolators and woofer surrounds in high end loudspeakers.. http://www.sorbothane.com
Sound Source Taiwanese manufacturer of loudspeaker parts. Sound Source Inc., 3F-1, No. 26, Tun Hua S. Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan. Tel: +886 2 27061266. Fax: +886 2 23256891..
Sound Vision Inc. USA based company that designs ASICS that combine an ARM core with a DSP processing, mostly used in either digital cameras or in consumer audio processing systems such as Karaoke products. Homepage:http://www.soundvisioninc.com Sound Vision Inc., 50 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA. Tel: +1 415 453 1365. Fax: +1 415 454 2679. E-Mail: customers –at- soundvisioninc.com.
Spin Semiconductor USA based manufacturer of digital audio processing chips, note that the OCT distribution site is updated more often than the main page. Company originally founded by Keith Barr. Homepage:http://www.spinsemi.com -- OCT Distribution Spin Semiconductor, C/O OCT Distribution, 6504 1/2 Arizona Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA. Tel: +1 310 348 9626. E-Mail: info [at] spinsemi.com.
Stage Accompany (Leaf loudspeaker drivers/tweeters) See --> Stage Accompany
Stevens & Billington Ltd. UK based manufacturer of high end audio transformers including phono pre-amps and attenuation units, available in both copper and silver variants. Homepage:http://www.stevens-billington.co.uk Stevens & Billington Ltd., 20/23 Innovation Cen-tre, Highfields Drive, Churchfields, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 9UH, England. Tel: +44 (0)1424 858260. Fax: +44 (0)1424 858101. E-Mail: info >at> stevens-billington.co.uk.
Swiss engineering company that has its paws in a number of businesses, one of the is the manufacture and sale of chemicals and related processing, that includes injection moulding of parts such as control knobs and caps for potentiometers that they sometimes sell under the Re'An brand. Got that side of the business when they took over Werfo in 2006. Please note that as of early 2012 there have been some rumours of the company getting out of the manufacture of knobs. Homepage:http://www.sulzer.com -- Rean Knobs homepage Sulzer Mixpac Ltd., Ruetistrasse 7, 9469 Haag, Switzerland. Tel: +41 81 772 20 00. Fax: +41 81 772 20 01. E-Mail: mixpac at sulzer.com.
Svetlana JSC. A diversified Russian company that manufactures all kinds of electric and electronic products including semiconductors but is best known for their valve (tube, lamp etc.) manufacturing division ZAO SED SPb., their valves are some of the better ones on the market and they are one of the few companies actively designing new valves as opposed to concentrating on remaking classics from the 20th century. The Company traces it's roots to 1889 and produced it's first valve in 1914 but a new factory that was opened in Petrograd (Leningrad) in 1933 was named "Sectoral Vacuum Laboratory" but locals usually shortened that name to the more affectionate Svetlana, but that is a common female Slavic name. An ill considered distribution agreement with an American company resulted in that company gaining the rights to the Svetlana name and logo in parts of the world, in effect forcing the original company to change in those parts to SED and the logo to a winged C but that is the Cyrillic equiv. to roman S, their former distributor is in turn selling valves under the Svetlana name in the USA and Canada that have no connection to the original company and considered inferior. Homepage:http://www.svetlanajsc.ru/en - ZAO SED SPb. homepage (In Russian) Distributed in Portugal by Audolici and in the USA by PM Of America JSC Svetlana, 27 Pr. Engelsa , St.Petersburg, 194156, Russia. Tel: +7 812 554 91 08. Fax: +7 812 553 70 01. E-Mail: svetlana at svetlanajsc.ru.
USA based company with production facilities in the USA and South Korea, Switchcraft manufactures all kinds of connectors including specialised audio and video connectors, cable assembly's, switches, jackfields and cable assemblies including products specially manufactured for guitar usage, plugs and patchbays for audio, video and data usage. Also sells ruggedized versions of their connectors, switching and cable products under the Conxall brand.
Company was originally founded in 1946 to manufacture switches and plugs for the telephone industry but re-targeted towards the audio and video markets as telephone exchanges increasingly went automatic and later digital. Distribution: Note as with most electronic component manufacturers Swichcraft products are usually not distributed via geographically exclusive agreements. -- In Argentina by Prind-Co, in Japan by Nihon Electro Harmonix and Rap Corporation, in Mexico by Extensiones Eléctricas Y de Audio and Distribuidora Gonher, and in Sweden by POL Teknik Homepage:http://www.switchcraft.com -- Switchcraft Far East Limited -- Conxall homepage. Switchcraft Inc., 5555 N Elston Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630, USA. Tel: +1 773 792 2700. Fax: +1 773 792 2129. E-Mail: sales =at= switchcraft.com Conxall, 601 E Wildwood, Villa Park, IL 60181, USA. Tel: +1 630 834 7504. Fax: +1 630 834 8540. E-Mail: sales +at+ conxall.com Switchcraft Far East Limited, 543-1, Gajoa-Dong, Seo-Ku, Inchon City 404-250, South Korea. Tel: + 82 (0)32 578 1201. Fax: +82 (0)32 578 1205. E-Mail: sales -at- switchcraft.co.kr