Will a US amp work in England


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Hi Guys,

I am looking to buy a top of the line Onkyo amp. Can anyone tell me if I can buy the amp in the US and use it in the UK. Will it be compatible with the difference in current (100 - 240V, 50/60HZ)?

Thanks for the help.


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Having just had a look at the spec for the 875, it quotes 120V 60hz.
I don't know how much of a problem that would be, given our 50hz.


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Most US stuff will only work with 110V.
It may well be switchable, but I doubt it.
Running it at 240V would blow it without a doubt, but you could run it via a step down transformer. It may well need a mains conditioner too.
Here's the sort of thing I'm talking about;


I'm not convinced it's worth the hassle, myself.
See I need equipment that can run on 220V which is the English voltage. I know some devices have a switch to change from 110V to 220V



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Why are you planning to buy from the US? If it's just to save some money, have you looked at buying from Europe?

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