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Topic # 106977 3-Aug-2012 21:36 Send private message

Been looking at getting a new amp but prices here seem steep (shock horror). I saw the Marantz SR5006 for sale on Pricespy for $1695

http://www.avworld.co.nz/products-page/home-theatre-amplifiers/marantz-sr5006-receiver/

But then saw it on Amazon for NZ$829 + $25 shipping lol.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005455PWO/ref=dp_olp_new_map?ie=UTF8&condition=new

So exactly half the price.... I would be saving myself $850 dollars (custom duties aside) which is considerable.....

Apart from having a US plug and warranty issues (would I be covered here?) is this something you would consider?

Anyone else done this? Must admit it's tempting

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  Reply # 667246 3-Aug-2012 21:44 Send private message

Only one problem -

Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico

You'l need to do some work to figure out the real shipping cost.



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  Reply # 667255 3-Aug-2012 22:06 Send private message

That is a bit if an issue... will do some digging

Im going to US in a month so could potentially get one sent to my hotel and then post it back here myself?

Warranty not likely to be honoured by Marantz NZ though is it?




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  Reply # 667265 3-Aug-2012 22:23

It's also only got a 110V power supply (as it often the case for home theatre gear), not 110-240V - so you'll need a step-up transformer.

http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pages/ZoomImage.aspx?img=/Assets/images/products/SR5006/XL_SR5006_U_B_re_000J.jpg



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  Reply # 667270 3-Aug-2012 22:34 Send private message

Ok well thats a deal breaker. I assumed it might have a 110/240v switch like my older Pioneer amp does...

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  Reply # 667290 3-Aug-2012 23:11 Send private message

Usually left of the US models to stop this exact thing happening. And new amps dont tend to just have a big-ass transformer in them that you can re-configure the primaries to make it work, with multiple power supplies in them for lower standby use etc.




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