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ooh Serge, perhaps I can tempt you to replace the transformer in my oldest Hafler DH200 (it is a bit noisy now after 38 years). I saw one for sale once where someone had stuck a nice toroidal transformer in it (seemed to fit a treat) ..
Ah, not really understanding of your use of 'Sam Vimes' then as your Wam moniker, unless you really ARE called Sam Vimes. It's a surprising name to borrow if you're not - you know - on the Watch.
I only mentioned MF as I understood that you were a MF user from your visible sig - 'Wigwam Info' - below your name to the left. I've enjoyed many MF products over the years, and a few I haven't felt so positive about. I've heard and enjoyed several Proac speakers with MF gear. I'm sorry I couldn't help directly with your query but I'm glad someone else has been able to.
I rather assumed you'd share the humour that Vimes would have. Never mind, this is the Wam. As Carrot would say, better put your 'Protective' on
I've used WXC-50 for a year. Great little thing. Really sounded good. Super functionality and a decent app. What let it down was lack of gapless playback for Tidal and Qobuz. Little remote was incredibly useful.
Even if you decide it's not for you look at other MusicCast devices there's quite a few.
Now that is a PRO speaker. In comparison the BC1s look very domestically acceptable.
but in all seriousness, it looks like you have done a nice job tidying them up. I haven't seen these early models with the square and oddly undersized cut out for the driver.
what do you use to drive them alpina?
If you have a transformer that's rated at 60Hz only, then it will be inefficient at 50Hz, possibly overheat and hum more. There's nothing much you can do except run it at 60Hz, as all voltage converters convert only voltage not frequency.
However, I question why any manufacturer would make a product with a 240v 60Hz transformer.
If however, your item has a 110/120v 60Hz transformer, and you want to run it from a 240v 50Hz converter, then you may have problems as mentioned above.
Try it, and if it hums and/or gets hot, you know why.
You need a step down for voltage (240 to 110V), not for frequency, and yes if there is a mains transformer in the thing it is essential to avoid possibly extensive damage. For a turntable or tape deck the motors may also need pulleys changing as they may run at a speed determined by mains frequency. But apart from these it would be a very odd, or very poorly designed product (or in audio more likely both) that performed significantly worse powered with mains at 50Hz power rather than 60Hz. The transformer may be optimised for one of the two frequencies but use at the other will have little if any effect on performance and will not significantly alter the lifespan of the product if it is at all well designed.
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