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Is it possible to replace a US PSU with a UK one?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Tyler Durden, May 5, 2005.

  1. Tyler Durden

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    Just thinking about how to get the really cheap US version receivers to work over here. I assume it must be possible. I have no experience of this sort of thing, but I have sent an email to the Pioneer spares site and I'll let you know what happens.

    Anyone thought about, or even done this themselves?
     
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    Theoretically doable - if you get a replacement PSU and have the required knowledge / soldering skills. However original spare parts are probably not cheap and changing the PSU on a new unit would void the warranty.
     
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    I have spoken to Pioneer and apparently the PSU for the VSX 1015 TX which I am looking at are not interchangable from the US to the European versions. He recommended a 200w step down converter, or a 500w converter to be sure! I have found a 500w step down converter for £57 delivered.

    So all in (not including taxes) I am looking at under £300 for a Pioneer VSX-1015TX including delivery. Even if I get clobbered for import tax and VAT it'll still be under £400. That looks pretty good to me what do you guys think?
     
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    Are you aware that American tuners use odd number frequencies whereas we use even numbers (eg 95.8, 106.2 etc)? Some receivers allow you to choose the stepping ranges. Not sure if the Pioneer is switchable or not.
    However, if you're not a big radio user then this shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    I'll be hooking up the sky so if I listen to radio it is digital anyway.
     

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