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Step Down Transformer

samhain

Prominent Member
Hi,

I know someone who is selling a US amplifier (apparently already in the UK so no additional costs). By using a step down transformer, does it introduce any nasties into the signal/power paths or would everything apart from a radio if one was fitted operate in exactly the same way as a UK spec machine?

I think the transformer is a 2000w one, the amp is rated to 1180w.

It's the US equivalent to the Z11

Thanks

Stu
 

Mark.Yudkin

Distinguished Member
or would everything apart from a radio if one was fitted operate in exactly the same way as a UK spec machine
Since it's AV kit, it is quite likely that as a US devices targetted for a US market and competing with other US-specific models, it simply omittted all functionality not needed for that market - a simple expedient for keeping the price competitive. After all, Yamaha do explicitly manufacture US and non-US versions.

The only way you can find out if the US version" of the Z11 is going to work in Europe is to get hold of the manual and check carefully if it has all the necessary functionality.

Using a step-down transformer will address the voltage discrepancies and should be harmless. Other issues will not be resolved of course.
 

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