Edcor Manufactures power and audio transformers, chokes, inductors and high power attenuators intended for use in loudspeaker systems. This USA based company was more of a sound reinforcement manufacturer a few years back but appears to have mostly exitied that market segment. Homepage:http://www.edcorusa.com. EDCOR Electronics Corporation, 7130 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA 88220. Tel: +1 505 887 6790.
ElectraPrint Audio USA based manufacturer that specialises in manufacturing transformers and chokes for audio purposes. Homepage:http://www.electra-print.com. Electra-Print Audio, 4117 Roxanne Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89108, USA. Tel : +702 396 4909. Fax : +702 396 4910. E-Mail electaudio at cox.net.
ELNA Japanese manufacturer of capacitors and sandwiched PCB's, their electrolytic capacitors are legendary in the audio sector. Distribution: In the Benelux countries by Audio Cube Homepage:http://www.elna.co.jp . ELNA Co. Ltd., 3-8-11 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 222-0033, Japan. Tel: +81 45 470 7251. Fax: +81 45 470 7261.
Eminence Speaker LLC USA based manufacturer of loudspeaker drivers and more, primarily occupied as an OEM provider to PA, MI and car audio manufacturers, their drivers are not really suitable for home hi-fi products. Distribution: In Bolivia by I. E. E. Electronics, in France by Algam and in Mexico by Distribuidora Gonher Homepage:http://www.eminence.com . Eminence Speaker LLC, P.O. Box 360, 838 Mulberry Pike, Eminence, KY 40019, USA. Tel: +1 502 845 5622. Fax: +1 502 845 5653.
Estec South Korean manufacturer of loudspeakers drivers for the OEM market with factories in its home country, China and Vietnam, primarily occupied with making drivers for the car and TV markets but does manufacture a wide range including headphone drivers and earphones. Originally founded in 1971 as Goldstar-Foster and was jointly owned by Foster Electric Company of Japan and local company Lucky Goldstar (LG), became LG-Foster in 1995 and in 1999 became an independent company and changed its name to Estec. Got into the news in 2009 when a former excutive of the company called Chae Jung Hoe was found to have embezzled funds worth almost 4 & half millon euros. Homepage:http://www.estec.co.kr. Estec, 85-12, Yusan-dong, Yangsan, Kyongsangnam-do 626-230, South Korea. Tel: +82 (0)55 370 2200. Fax: +82 (0)55 382 0133..
Fidelix Limited South Korean company that manufactures memory chips (not modules), primarily P-SRAM, SDRAM and serial Flash memory. Homepage:http://www.fidelix.co.kr. Fidelix Limited, 2F/L, SC First Bank B/D, 6-8 Sunae-dong, Bundang-gu, Sungnam-si, Kyounggi-do 463-825, South Korea Tel: +82 31 785 3678. E-Mail: sk.jo &at& fidelix.co.kr.
Foster Electric Company Japanese manufacturer of loudspeaker drivers and other transducers, primarily acts as an OEM, also has a small line of other transducers such as microphones and headphones. Is the mother company of Fostex and used to own Estec although both are run completly seperatly, took over Tonegen in 1986. Originally founded by S. Nishimura and H. Shinohara in 1949 as Shinano Onkyo and incorporated in 1953, then re-naimed to the current name in 1959. Homepage:http://www.foster.co.jp. Foster Electric Company, 512 Miyazawa-cho, Akishima City, Tokyo 196-8550 Japan. Tel: +81 (0)42 546 2311. Fax: +81 (0)42 546 2317..
Furukawa Electric Co Large Japanese manufacturer of semiconductor base materials, bulk wire and optical cables. In addition to generic electrical wire they are the original source of the bulk wire used in most high end Litz interconnects intended for use with valve amplifiers, for the winding wire used by several high end transformer manufacturers (has better insulation than most) and for the PCOCC and PCOCC-A cables used in some high end interconnects and speaker cables but they are actually intended for scientific and extreme weather environment usage.
In the 1980’s when the company first introduced the mono-crystal PCOCC cables they produced a line of high end audio cables and interconnects as a marketing move, these quickly became legendary in the hi-fi circles but the company never intended to go into the hi-fi business and withdrew from the market in 1988 and the Furutech company was founded by a group enthusiasts to ensure the future availability of cables based on the mono-crystal wire, we believe they still use Furukawa bulk wire in their cables. Homepage:http://www.furukawa.co.jp. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 100-8322, Japan. Tel: +81 (0)3 3286 3001..