Relatively certain they will ship to Canada. I remember a few threads from Europe and the middle east. Several of the Canuk (sp?) threads indicating a US shipping address then a border run. I suspect this was to save $$$.
Found a pic.
Many things can cause "static" Give a bit more info and I will have a go.Intermittent? constant?hum or static static like white noise?More often than not it is either a ground loop. (constant hum) or a bad connection/cable (static)EDIT:I reread your post. Perhaps you have a power cable to close to the signal cable(s). If this is the case an inductive hum could result.