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European voltage Denon 3805 for £669 - any issues

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Simon78, May 3, 2005.

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  1. Simon78

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    Morning all.

    Having asked a few questions now on the forums I am attempting to decide on an AV amplifier. To be honest I am more confused the more I investigate
    I have now done fairly extensive research online regarding the price of the 2805 and 3805 - the main differences as far as I can see are the denon link and power.

    The range of price variations seems surprising. The 2805 top price is £665.55 and the lowest is £518.90. The 3805 top is £849 and bottom is £779.90. Added to this now I have found a bloke on ebay offering the 2805 at £449 with a collection option costing £25.

    He has also when asked confirmed they are stocking the 3805 at £669 including the £25 - he goes on to state these are from Europe so will need a step down converter to allow them to work in this country - although he does state this is included in the sale.

    Where the value lies I am not too sure to be honest and would welcome opinions - particularly on the validity of the European models.

    Finally a fellow forum member has now kindly offered to sell me his pristine 3803 for £380 and he will drop it in - what do I do???

    Help needed :lease:

    Simon
     
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    A Euro spec model doesn't need a step down transformer to work in the UK. Models from Europe will work in the UK and vice versa. I'd be a bit wary of this seller to be honest if he's on about step down transformers.
     
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    Jase - thanks for that - to quote exactly what he say it came through as follows:-

    we carry AVR-3805 in 110v power supply but
    will be supplying free of cost step down converter to make it
    run in UK. The price for this unit will be 690 pounds (shipped)

    Does any of that make sense?

    Simon
     
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    Anyone enlighten me on this subject as the offer seems too good to be true so its probably not.
     
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    110v is what they use in the USA and some parts of Central & South America. The other thing to bear in mind is any warranty. I'm pretty sure Denon UK have no obligation to cover a unit that's not from their territory. I'd avoid this if I were you.
     
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    100% Agree Jase AFAIK all of Europe uses 220/240 volts. The guy on E-Bay sounds like he is selling grey imports that I would steer clear of myself.
     
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    Don't forget you would have to pay import duty AND VAT on top of that price.
     
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    Mehtinks the seller might not even have anything to sell, IYKWIM ;)
     
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    must be the case, and considering that the amp will probably 'pull' somthing like 800w when run flat out, the transformer is going to be some size! you should see the size of the one that I recently acquired to adapt a 110v charger for a PDA and that is only good for 9v and 800milliamps!

    ask yourself - is it really worth it?
     
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    that transformer will produce enough heat to melt your whole system!
     

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