I writting from Australia and was contemplating getting a Pioneer Elite 55 from the US of A. I have to change the voltage from 110Volt to 240Volts using a convertor. has anyone out there tried this successfully or is it a waste of time?
Glenn: I'm not sure if I would do this. Most of the upconverters have limitations on the number of watts that they handle. A receiver could easily draw too much volt-amps than rated for the converter.
So, that's just my opinion. You'd probably have to get a 1500W one to boot, costing you $100.00 (USD). I think these converters are okay, usually, for low power equipment (low volt-amps or wattage). I don't know if I'd trust higher end stereo equipment behind one. Just my opinion.