Using a UK Marantz CD-6000-OSE in the US


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Username: Pgsteam

Post Number: 1
Registered: Jan-07
I've moved to the US from the UK and brought along my Marantz CD-6000-OSE CD player with me.

On the back it says it's rated for a 230V 50Hz power input. I can get a transformer to step up the voltage from 110V to 230V, but there's nothing I can do change the frequency of the power supply here - it's stuck at 60Hz.

I've heard that some CD players use the power supply frequency to set it's clock. Does anyone know if the Marantz CD-6000-OSE does this? If I use it here will it play everything 20% quicker than it should?

Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Gold Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 5575
Registered: Dec-04
Dear John

I,m sorry, but you need a North American player for 60hz.
The discussion has happened many times, and I do have an answer with a variable frequency drive meant for motors, but in fact you should pick up a new player.
Welcome to NA.
I hope it goes well for you.
Do visit Canada, won't you?


New member
Username: Pgsteam

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jan-07
Thanks Nuck. I'll get a new player over here. At least my speakers form the UK will work.
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