Sprout Amp in Europe


#1

I have a Sprout American amp, and I assume it doesn’t have dual voltage which is why the manual recommends to not use it in Europe. I now live in Europe and unfortunately don’t have the means to buy another European amp unless it’s from another company and likely used and inferior. And I really love this device. If it’s an 1875W device (based off of the cable reading 125V and 15A), I assume I’ll need a transformer with higher wattage for it to work in a 220V country like Spain? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


#2

Yes, a stepdown transformer would work fine, but make sure it’s at least a few hundred Watts. You can also send it to us and we can convert it for you for a nominal fee.


#3

Hi, I JUST ordered a sprout integrated amp and saw this. I live in Hungary, does this mean I can’t use the amp straight out of the box???


#4

If you ordered the US version you should absolutely not plug it into a European 220 volt outlet. It does not auto-adjust to the incoming voltage.


#5
Allan Cuevas said

Hi, I JUST ordered a sprout integrated amp and saw this. I live in Hungary, does this mean I can’t use the amp straight out of the box???

Allan Cuevas said

Hi, I JUST ordered a sprout integrated amp and saw this. I live in Hungary, does this mean I can’t use the amp straight out of the box???


If you ordered directly from us you’re ok. If you ordered from a third party vendor like Amazon then do not plug it in. They only sell US version.

#6

Ok great to know. I ordered directly from you guys, does that mean I just need an adaptor and I’m good to go?


#7

Yup. As lomng as we send it to you we should have enough sense to know the unit needs to be set to 230 volts. You need only lug it in.


#8

For added peace of mind the voltage requirement should be clearly marked on the back panel.


#9

My sprout arrived today with European plug. Customs duty importing to Hungary was a killer (an extra $180) but everything works great - am very happy with this little unit


#10

Excellent.

Congratulations!

(Ouch! on the duty)


#11

Ditto, on all counts.