Xite-1 in the US

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thebalz
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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by thebalz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:23 pm

Exite listed as $5999AU in by Australian disrtibutor. A bit pricey I feel.

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wayne
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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by wayne » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:10 pm

thebalz wrote:Exite listed as $5999AU in by Australian disrtibutor. A bit pricey I feel.
That's what i can't stand about buying gear in Australia - they tax the bejesus out of it :x

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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by dawman » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:38 pm

Glad to see 4 of my Brotha's from Down Unda looking @ XITE-1 in the same thread. :D

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skwawks
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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by skwawks » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:13 pm

Never ever buy buy musical gear down here ..it just encourages the bastards :lol:

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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by dawman » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:36 pm

I bought my Kurzweil Expressionmate from Brotha' Man Husker, but that was from a forum member, not a Carpetbagger Retail house. :lol:

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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by skwawks » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:19 pm

haven't paid customs yet and I've bought a lot of gear in .We have g.s.t. [goods and services tax ]but they dont notice it till you exceed $1.000 au or so I've been told . There is no mains voltage on most computer music gear even the keyboards these days are u.s.b. so the most you'd have to do would be to get powered u.s.b. hub which I haven't had to do yet . Yeah amps are limited but you can always limit your choices to voltage switchable or get someone to tap out of the transformer if you must , or bite the bullet and go local . Fortunately these days I dont need a lot of grunt so behringer is a good option there for instrument amplification [they also have power amps that are switchable I believe ]
There is no customs duty at all on second hand gear so specials, refurbs or open boxes are the way to go there . For relatively low wattage devices you could also get a U.S. travel transformer and a plug adaptor which I have considered but never had to do but nearly did when I was looking at an an alesis dm5 which I ended up getting second hand locally . Certainly xite would present no problems except with she who must be obeyed :-?

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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by dawman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:38 pm

I Feel Ya' Brotha' Man Skwawks.

I have been fortunate w/ the trim & Kit. But when I was raising my first son, my widfe would actually go directly to the management and bitch about the gear I needed. While she fought hard and usually won for me, I wasn't allowed to spend any cash, unless when we weren't touring, and I was a Union Iron Worker, but even then I had to beg and plead for 50% of my pay !!???

She was so tight with the money. ....... That when she pulled out a Dollar Bill, George Washington would squint, as he hadn't seen the sunlight since his birth at the U.S. Treasury. :lol: ................Ankyu.


She was so tight..............She would squeeze a quarter 'till the Eagle screamed.. :lol: ............Ankyuvarymush.

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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by Shroomz~> » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:02 pm

Stardust, re- 'the funny 110v thing':- It needn't be an issue. You can buy industrial 110v transformers that are traditionally used for outdoor building site work & just fit the appropriate plug required for the transformer output to a good quality multiway specific to your country. The industrial transformers come in various sizes from about 1kW upwards. With a 1.5kW model you could just stick it in a cupboard or whatever & safely run a dozen or more US instruments.

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skwawks
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Re: Xite-1 in the US

Post by skwawks » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:34 pm

Theres a mob I just found on aussie ebay called tortech with big step down transformers 8)

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