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    htp gs1-buying from usa!

    If I were to purchase a Pioneer HTS-GS1 in the US, would I be able to use it in the UK if I rerwired the plug - i.e. is the internal PSU capable of taking the UK 240v rather than the US 110v, or do I HAVE to buy a unit here?

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    How much are yoyu planning to purchase for in the USA as they are £199.99 from play.com and also you may get hit by customs if you get from the USa

    Presume you can use a USa model and just change the plug

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    how hard is it?
    well i won one second hand- £38.03

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    i missed out on a brand new one-i bid $125 and went for $127.50. but because the item is heavy, it will cost about 90 usd- £45 and if i do get hit with customs, im hoping it will be

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    small ie 17.50% of £83-about £15 and if theres a handling charge ie £12 thats still £95

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    bump!

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    bump man!

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    where can i buy a step down adapter and what would be an appropriate one ie how many watts would i need it for?

    i stil cant find a site selling it

    Original Poster

    i bought mine of ebay-2nd hand 38.03 and 45 pounds delivery!
    there are a few guys selling it brand new for $160 us dollars-81 pounds and £45 for delivery making it £126

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    where can i buy a step down adapter and what would be an appropriate one ie how many watts would i need it for?

    roadie

    where can i buy a step down adapter and what would be an appropriate one … where can i buy a step down adapter and what would be an appropriate one ie how many watts would i need it for?



    Do a search for RS Catalogue. They have them for sure. Reckon about £35 for one.
    Not sure what it is you have bought but lots of electronics work on dual voltage nowadays. Camcorders/hairdryers/laptops etc. Worth checking. If it does, then changing the plug over will be Ok

    ]RS Catalogue

    Maplin also springs to mind.

    Original Poster

    its a surround sound system mate ive added rep!

    Just got one of these from America. Was on holiday and got it for $160 delivered and just brought it back with my luggage. All set up and am well chuffed with it!

    Bought a step down adaptor from Maplins, was £29.99. the adaptor has a UK plug for me to plug into the wall and a US plug on the adaptor.
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