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Denon A1SR and 5803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by djc101, Aug 7, 2002.

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    Does anyone know if there would be a problem with running the avc 5803 (american version of the A1SR) in this country?
    If a transformer was used to fix the voltage issues would there be internal problems with the difference in frequency and different components inside requiring seperate voltages?

    Thanks

    Dan
     
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    Hi

    I would imagine you would need a stepdown(up) transformer and it should be allright. Why do you want a 5803 though? The only differences are a tuner, the extra speaker terminals for multiroom and the remote control with RF.

    The A1SR can be picked up for just over 2 grand if you shop around (there was a thread about it a while ago).
     
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    I would imagine you would need a stepdown(up) transformer and it should be allright.

    I think you should have a look first at how big (and expensive) a 700-1000Watt step-up transformer is! ;) :D
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts guys but it looks like the deal has fallen through. I thought it was too good to be true, a new unopened 5803 for only £1000! :(
     
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    I just checked and can confirm the 5803 is 110V/60Hz only.
     
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    Yeah thats true but I spoke to Hayden Laboritiories and they said it'd run fine with a transformer. A couple have come up on e-bay recently but theres something dodgy about them. They dont want enough money for them and two different sellers have replied to me with very similar e-mails.........smells fishy.
     
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    Don't say I didn't warn you ... with the required power you are looking at a serious transformer, not a toy with 20 Watts like you can use for a DVD player .... :eek:
     
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    Im not going to risk one anyway, like i said , theres something not right about the deal the guy is proposing.
     

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