Colin Wonfor’s Clinic: Step Down Converter – does it degrade the sound?

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Colin Wonfor

Dear Colin, I recently saw a 240v integrated amp from the UK and was wondering if it is ok to use with a Step Down Converter? What are the pros and cons of using a step down device? Does it affect the sound and am I in jeopardy of blowing the transformer or ruining the unit since it does have some current. Thanks in advance.

OK are you sure it a step down you need? 204VAC to 100VAC, 110/120VAC? I'll assume 110.

Ok if it step up from 110VAC 60Hz to 230VAC no real problems. Ripple on DC line will be a little less which means less hum plus transformer will be slightly less stressed.

Thank you for the question.

Colin

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