Some pieces of kit can be converted at minimal cost. I have converted from US to UK voltage on a few occasions, without difficulty. It usually just needs an engineer to connect the transformer output to different taps on the transformer.
Kit has to be made for world markets these days, so the same unit must service all markets
Mgattmch, would love to read your article on the subject of step up transformers, but I couldn’t find it. Can you help me find it, please?
I’m hoping it will not degrade audio quality.
David12, The Musical Fidelity amp I’d like to buy was made around 18 years ago or so. Perhaps that was before more attention to world markets was the norm.
I’ve even called Musical Fidelity about how to convert it to US power and they weren’t very helpful, other than the vague advice to get it rewired. That was too vague for me to take a chance on.
Far better and cheaper than buying a step-up transformer. If the power transformer of the A3.2 has multiple primary taps which is likely, then it easy to convert from 220v to 110v, should take 1/2hr for a tech at most.
@georgehifi "If the power transformer of the A3.2 has multiple primary taps which is likely, then it easy to convert from 220v to 110v, should take 1/2hr for a tech at most."
Well, I’ll actually second Chicken George’s preference on this one. The average tech can figure it out, and if has a set of 110V primaries, finish it all inside of a half hour
“IF” is the big word. I finally decided it’s too risky. It’s priced fairly high for a nearly 20 year old amp at $660 or so. On top of that it’s heavy, quite heavy, so postage from England will be pricey. Then paying a tech to do a conversion adds more to the cost. I’d do it IF I knew for sure, but even as a sure thing, it’s a pretty extravagant purchase.