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 Post subject: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2020, 13:53 
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Hello!

I have a Pioneer CLD-D515 with an RF output for AC-3. I note most APD-1 on eBay are 100v models but understand they should work fine with a step-down. (I also saw the thread about soldering a jumper to mod a 110v unit to 230v but I'm definitely not confident enough with electronics to try that!)

Is there a model which was generally sold within the UK/European market, or an alternative from another company which one could use?
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 08 Sep 2020, 14:14 
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I use an APD-2 with a step-down plug thing and it works perfectly fine. There is a 220v APD-1 that may be worth seeking out. A demodulator is a demodulator imho. The APD series are nice and compact so do the job nicely I think.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2020, 15:18 
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Meridian 519 (but mine which was the first one I had) died. Lexicon LDD-1 i think would be multi as in able to work over there without something I could be wrong though.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2020, 16:39 
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If there is one with an external power supply, personally I’d prefer that rather than use a voltage converter. That aside...they are all going to sound identical.
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signofzeta wrote:
If there is one with an external power supply, personally I’d prefer that rather than use a voltage converter. That aside...they are all going to sound identical.


The Kenwood models have an external 12V power converter.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 10 Sep 2020, 14:26 
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My Yamaha APD-1 asks for 230V and has a UK plug.

Alternatively, AV amps with built-in AC3-RF decoding are fairly plentiful and cheap second-hand.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 10 Sep 2020, 22:22 
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Thank you for the replies everyone.

I've only seen 110v APD-1s on eBay - is there anywhere else known to carry them so I could try to find a 220v one?
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended demodulator for UK use
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2020, 01:17 
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Greetings Vulpine

I live in the UK

I have the Meridian 519 AC-3 Demodulator connected to my HLD X9 and all is good, and the build quality is robust indeed.

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