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kilowatt250
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Buying a new Sony SCD-XA5400ES from Japan

I'm very anxious to purchase the above player given my prior experience with it. However, being a novice audiophile who lives in the US I'm skeptical about using a transformer to make it playable here. Moreover, will using a transformer degrade the sound? Thank for any enlightenment.

Norman Green

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transformer

If you are buying from Japan, I guess that unit is designed to operate at 100 volts. The USA electricity is around 110-120 volts. A 'real' transformer with the ample current rating for this is the better option. Any reason not to buy a USA unit, avoiding the extra transformer?

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I've searched high and low

I've searched high and low for this player and the only new units are from Japan.

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