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Old 4th May 2004, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default Aleph 3 with 110v->220v transformer

I got the US model of a Pass Aleph 3 amp, and in my country the outlet voltage is 220v.
I got a 110->220 volt transformer. It's rated for 300w, while the Aleph's peak consumption is said to be 250w.
Should I go with a larger transfomer? Are these known to have negative effects on sound?

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Old 4th May 2004, 08:59 AM   #2
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Hello roee,

You can use 110->220 transformer without any major problems.
This is exactly what I did with some of my devices that I take
with me from US.
However, I would rather use little larger transformer for the
Aleph 3 amplifier.
Around 500 VA or even higher would be much better.

Best regardsn
Kristijan Kljucaric
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Old 4th May 2004, 10:17 AM   #3
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Default Don't see any problem

If it's rated for 300Watt and your amp only uses 250W max. then there is no problem using it.
Why spend money on a new transformer if you have one that works ?
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I say test run it and if it gets too hot (the step down tranny) then get a new one. if not, use it permanently.
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Old 4th May 2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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roee,

Look at the service manual of the Aleph 3 it's 120/240V CA compatible.

You just have to modify the wiring...

Regards.

Alain.
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Old 4th May 2004, 08:59 PM   #6
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Really great advice! Thanks all!
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