I’m having a conversation with someone about buying an 8100. It’s expensive but beautiful condition but the cost is creeping up there and a chunk of that is shipping from Europe to Australia. The benefits would be I get an amp that I think is gorgeous (not a fan of meters), 220v ready to plug in. However there is also a Japanese Supreme 500 in Australia for sale that is 100v with a step down transformer. This is also a gorgeous looking amp but I’m wary of the transformer. Are these serious downsides to having a transformer other than another ugly box to find a home for? Would I ever be able to find a pair of transformers for a Japanese amp and convert it properly to 220v? What would people do? I want to do it properly... once. The Supreme might not even fit in my cabinet so I’d have to check that and I think the 8100 is too expensive too so if I couldn’t find a cheaper one it should be an easy question, or is it?