- Apr 22, 2002
So does anyone know if the North American models are just the Japanese units switched to 110v?
Oh, just saw Clayton's post. So what country would the 110v setting be for? I assume US?
I wonder if the 120v label is nominal and it's actually the Japanese units switched to 110v.
BTW, I found this tidbit on another audio dealer site:
Overseas buyers have to use a voltage step-down transformer, which will actually improve the sound by filtering out all the high frequency noises in the AC - this is why isolation transformer based power conditioners like Richard Gray, Running Springs Audio, API etc. are so popular.
Yes, but these audiophile isolation transformers from Richard Gray etc. are quite expensive and not an alternative for saving money. I had a slightly negative result of a moderate priced step-down transformer (230V to 100V) but this was not with the Leben and result can vary depending on power requirements of components etc, transformers seem usually to be degrading when you need much power with fast bursts (e.g. power amplifiers for speakers).