Okay I am only a Freshmen EE at UMaine and I have been getting the hardware itch recently, (must be all the assembly code I am learning) and I want to start my first real EE project. Seeing that this will be my first I don't want do anything too much, so I have decided to build a Speaker selector. Okay I know it’s a really small project but I want something that is solid. When I say solid I mean something that will last my lifetime, and can handle any power that I through at it (500W). I don't see this as something that I will really need now but something that I will be able to use with any system I own in the future, or that my kids will have. I am thinking of using really nice binding posts, none of this push terminal crap. With the ability to select 3 speakers minimum. I am also contemplating using knife switches (gold plated if I can find them to reduce chance of corrosion). I want to put this in a nice brushed aluminum box, or something similar. With the knife switches on the top or the side. For a schematic, I will tie the ground to all the channels and I will just be switching the hot. Seems simple enough for me. So my question is, where the heck can I find some of these components? The binding posts are simple PE or MCM, but the knife switches? I have no clue, same with the box. Another thing is price, I am looking to spend no more the 100 bucks, I think this is very doable. So tell me what you think, should I consider different switches?