I think your best bet is to buy an amplifier manufactured or at least sourced in Canada. There are none that I know of that sell factory-direct, so I think that is not going to happen.
Since Bryston is a Canadian company, I would think that the prices there would be favorable, and their quality is excellent and their warranty is 20 years!!
You might want to check Canadian dealers for the price on their B60 amplifier.
Another company you should check out is partsconnexion in Ontario, which sells Music Hall amplifiers, which are excellent, and very reasonably priced. That would be a very good way to go.
They list the Music Hall A35.2 (85 watts/ch) at $799 US; you would need to call them to get the price direct to you in Canada, I guess. They also have the A70.2, which is 150 watts/ch.
SimAudio and Classe are two other Canadian companies that make top-quality amplifiers.
The SimAudio Moon 250i is an excellent amplifier you might want to look for. I don't think they sell factory-direct, but you can find a Canadian dealer by going to their website and entering your postal code.
Originally Posted by JohnyBGood
I've been VERY grateful for discovering speaker-to-customer manufacturers on AVS, even though shipping is insanely high and these manufacturers are choosing couriers that want $75+ brokerage fees (before taxes) when there are couriers that collect taxes without charging brokerage fees, or very little brokerage fees (i.e. UPS, USPS, etc.).
So, I was wondering if there are any integrated amp manufacturers that ONLY sell direct-to-customer. Are there any??? With the Canadian & American dollar on par it makes a lot of sense to buy direct from the USA because I can't afford to spend $2825CDN/$2800USD after taxes for an HK990 at Best Buy Canada. Thanks.