Converting 110v 60hz to 220v 50hz

http://www.thomann.de/gb/the_box_ma205_aktivmonitor.htm

I bought a really nice amplifier when I lived in Germany.  I live in Florida now.
The amp only runs on 220v / 50hz (European power).  It is rated at 100W.  I have two of them.

I need either:
A)  A source for converter that will not only step up the voltage from 110v to 220v, but will also convert the frequency from 60hz to 50hz.
or....
B)  Plans / Schematics for said converter so I can build it myself.
Thanks!
AviationAceSole-ProprietorAsked:
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aburrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The question I have is - are you sure?
yes
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Have you tried Radio Shack?  just a guess... but they tend to have things like this... If not, this link offers at least the terminology for you to look for at another vendor (and there seems to be MANY that offer them based on a Google search).
http://support.radioshack.com/support_tutorials/batteries/pwrgde-5.htm
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aburrCommented:
relax - all you need is a simple transformer to convert the 110 to 220 AC The difference in frequency will not be a factor. The internal power supply will create the DC needed to run the amplifier and the AC frequency will not matter.
There will be a little difference in how the transformer operates but the difference will not be significant
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dbruntonCommented:
Might be cheaper to buy a unit to do it for you.

See http://www.amazon.com/Goldsource%C2%AE-Voltage-Converter-Transformer-ST500/dp/B0022QOSDK/ref=pd_cp_e_1/177-0323537-2904960 as an example.

Note that this is 500 watts AC and doesn't necessarily relate to your amplifier's rating.
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d-glitchCommented:
I agree with aburr and dbrunton completely.

There are several units here:  http://www.110220volts.com/StepUPDownVoltageTransformer/Step+Up+-+Down+Voltage+Converter+Transformer.html

For your two 100 watt amplifiers, I would go with the 500 watt capacity transformer.
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AviationAceSole-ProprietorAuthor Commented:
aburr: I have heard that before.  The question I have is - are you sure?
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andyalderConnect With a Mentor Commented:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_frequency says "Unless specified by the manufacturer to operate on both 50 and 60 Hz, appliances may not operate efficiently or even safely if used on anything other than the intended frequency." That really applies only to motors or anything that uses ferro-resonance, not switch mode PSUs.
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AviationAceSole-ProprietorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the insights!
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