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Old 4th August 2020, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default 50hz on 60hz power for tuners

Looking to purchase a european Kenwood tuner that's 220v/50hz. It will be used in the US with step down transformer. Will it work on 60hz power?

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Old 4th August 2020, 07:25 PM   #2
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Should work, and 60Hz is easier to filter. Can it use US station spacing, if it is digital tuning?
Sometimes there is a switch. It won't matter for an analog tuner.

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Kenwood KT-5020L and it's got 50kHz channel space freq.
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It won't matter for an analog tuner.
fyi - for electronics that travel across the Atlantic: I have a European Marantz receiver (lovely unit) which is all analogue and I also have a British Sansui tuner (also lovely and I swapped out the power transformer to make the unit native). Both of them were set up for European FM de-emphasis which when used in Canada produces excessive upwards tilt in the audio frequency that is most notable - too bright, too much treble. The de-emphasis filter is implemented on both units as simple passive circuits. I believe Canadian de-emphasis is the same as US.
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Forgot about that, he should check to see whether the time constant can be changed if necessary.
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Yes, that time constant will not change. Thanks for pointing that out!
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Old 4th August 2020, 10:06 PM   #7
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Sounds like you're ok then.
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