Numerous times, we have had customers coming to us wishing to power audio electronics, including tube preamplifiers. Some of the audio equipment is vintage; eg, manufactured in the 1950’s or 1960’s, some is relatively new, manufactured in the last 20 years. But the problem is the same: the owner wishes to power the amplifier or other device in a country where the power standard (either frequency, voltage, or both) are different than what the device was designed for. A common example is the need to power 115V AC 60Hz equipment in Europe where the mains power standard is 230V AC at 50Hz.
Often, customers purchase high-quality equipment overseas and assume they can use Chinese step-down transformers to power it. Unfortunately, many of these low-cost transformers are not professional quality nor safety-certified, and cause problems in their own right. That’s a topic for a separate blog. Importantly, one must remember that a transformer does NOT change frequency. And, some equipment is not universal; e. g., designed for use on either 50Hz or 60Hz AC power, which leads customers to our doorstep.
By converting both voltage and frequency, KCC Scientific products solve the problem completely. And, because the output waveform is a precision, regulated sine wave, our customers are guaranteed that their prized audio equipment will function properly for them. Because all KCC Scientific products include an internal low-noise toroidal transformer to do the voltage conversion, their device is powered safely and silently.
If you own a piece of audio gear that is rated for 110-120V AC at 60Hz, and you live in a region where the mains power is 220-240V AC at 50Hz, consider Athena, Thor or Hercules to provide you with the proper 115V AC at 60Hz that your equipment was designed for.