Hi: I lived in Europe (Germany) for about 5 years, and your American gear can usually be converted to operate on 220 volt power without much problem. (You may find that some of your equipment already has 120/240 jumpers built into the equipment, since many manufacturers now produce equipment that can used in both the U.S. and European markets.) You can also buy transformers that will step down the power from 220 to 110 volts, which is what I did with much of my gear. The only other issue you may have to face is getting a turntable or other mechanical device to run on 50 cps current. Since U.S. electric power runs at 60 cycles per second, turntables, etc., made for the U.S. will not revolve at the correct speed when operated on 50 cps current. That can usually be solved by getting a different motor, or changing the size of the pulley on the motor shaft. There are lots of good audio stores in Europe, and any of them should be able to help you with the conversion process.
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