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    Swans M10 Speakers

    Has anyone ever seen these for sale in the U.K?



    They look great and every review says they sound amazing!
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    AudioInsider said they won't ship to the UK, and they run at 115v... does that mean it's not possible to run them on our plugs or something?
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    If you tried to plug them in directly it could be fun

    Depends if you can find a transformer that will put out the right current really.

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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    I know pretty much nothing about electronics is that respect - would I just have to buy an adapter?
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Depends on ow the speakers get their power.

    If tey take a mains supply input (that is, they have an internal power supply) you would need a 230 to 115Volt transformer, rated at the appropriate power level) (not the rated sound power output!). If they use an external power supply (like a plug type adapter) you could get a generic one in the UK provided that it delivers the right voltage (and capable of supplying the required current).
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Does this help at all?



    It's bloody hard to find much info on these speakers.
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    That's almost certainly an internal power supply (the end of the black wire which we can't see in that photo will just have an American plug on the end) so you would need to buy a step-down transformer. These are generally quite cheap, Amazon & eBay have plenty to choose from.

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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Something like this?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Step-Down-Vo...4WM1PZ9GYE6ERH

    and I suppose this too -

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/US-UK-Plug-T...bxgy_ce_text_c

    Now I just need someone trustworthy to buy them for me and ship them over!
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    No, the second one will not do - it is not a voltage convertor - you need the stepdown transformer...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Step-Down-Vo...4WM1PZ9GYE6ERH
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Yeah - I meant I'd need both of the things I'd put in my post - the stepdown transformer AND the socket convertor.
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Damn - I found a shop in Germany that would be willing to ship them to the UK but the total price inc. shipping would be €200
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

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    Yeah - I meant I'd need both of the things I'd put in my post - the stepdown transformer AND the socket convertor.

    No! If you look at the transfomer, it has a UK plug at one end (240V input) and a US style socket at the other (110V - so the speakers (110V, US plug) would plug straight into the transformer output.
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Hey Guys,

    We are the Australian Distributor of Swan's. The M10's are great. I'm amazed you cant get them over there.

    We run on 240v here... So you guys should have no trouble with our products

    We can ship to you too in the UK via sea for a total of $260 AUD which is approximately £150... A little bit expensive but at least you wont need step down transformers etc...

    If you are interested please let me know

    Best Regards,

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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    I see that's been reported as Spam. I think it's borderline. It's fair comment that the OP may find it cheaper to import from Aus, than to buy from the US.

    Ocean - you may want to contact the Mods (Orange script) with the rules on advertising and promotion on Hexus.
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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Yup, usually good to give the Forum Owners the headsup before posting an offer.


    That said, pending their thoughts, I've left it because it is of genuine interest to the member concerned, rather than the normal general advertising we get. I do think you should drop them a line - advertising@hexus.net - in the mean time though

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    Re: Swan M10 Speakers

    Copied the message to the Admin in question for you - dave87

    NB: I posted this here because for some reason I cant reply to the private message...
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