Amp power question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tihi, May 15, 2005.

  1. Greetings!

    I'm in a position to buy an Gallien-Krueger 700RB. But the problem is that it is an american amp (120 volts/60 Herz) and I live in Europe where we have 220v/50 Hz power.
    How difficult would be to rearange the amp to our power?
    Is it recommendable?

    Thank you!
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    Contact the manufacturer. There's a good chance it uses a dual primary transformer that can be reconfigured for 220. If it does not have this feature do not buy it, altering it will be a major/expensive job.
  3. Thanks Bill!

    I've send an Email to GK, waiting for a response.
    The product manual says:

    "Your new 700RB series amp has been factory configured for use with:
    - 120 Volt/60 Hz 20 Amp circuit for USA & Canada.
    - 230 Volt/50 Hz 10 Amp circuit for Europe & Australia.
    - 100 Volt/50 Hz 20 Amp circuit for Japan.
    - Proper AC circuit for all other countries.

    They don't say if that are different model of 700RB, or all in one Amp.