Need advice on Transcendent sound balanced power supply.

On the forums many people claims that using balanced power supply can be lethal. Is it true?
Especially considering I don’t have grounding in my apartment. And i live in Europe. So my voltage is 220v. And i've found opinion that in US is more safe to use balanced power (60v+60v) than in Europe (110v+100v).

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Bruce Rozenblit
Europe already has balanced power. Both current carrying conductors are hot.  In the US, one conductor has 120 volts and the neutral is at 0 volts, but both are equally insulated from ground in equipment.

Years ago, some cheap appliances had a metal chassis without transformer isolation, where the chassis was connected to the neutral through a polarized plug.  But many homes have their wiring backwards, so this is dangerous.

Most modern equipment does not even have a polarized plug, so either conductor can be be hot.

Most everything now is double insulated.  That is, the housing is plastic.

Hi end audio equipment with a metal enclosure has the neutral isolated from the chassis through the power supply.  So there is no direct connection to either conductor.

In any event, this situation does not arise in Europe because both conductors are hot and insulated from the chassis.
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Thank you, Bruce, for the comments.

Actually i live in Ukraine (former USSR, just near Europe border). A far as i know we don’t have balanced power supply. My amp is Mini Beast and I feed my frontend by PS Audio P500 power regenerator. I intended  to try balanced power supply only for the Mini Beast. Does it make sense and is it safe? (especially given the fact that voltage in my apartment usually is very low – constantly about 200 volts).

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Anonymous
The UK does NOT have balanced power via the mains.
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Anonymous
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My amp is Mini Beast and I feed my frontend by PS Audio P500 power regenerator. I intended  to try balanced power supply only for the Mini Beast. Does it make sense and is it safe?

I use a PS Audio PP 3 in combination with a Furman IT reference 20 with balanced output. Balanced makes a big difference  for the phono section as it can help to reduce certain hum problems. Western Europe doesn't have balanced mains power as far as I know, so a balanced mains transformer is the easiest way. I cannot see any special benefit  of balanced power for the Mini Beast  but it would work.
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Capt. Z
I have lived in several European countries and everywhere I have been in Europe we have one 'hot' and one neutral conductor. 
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Anonymous
"Europe already has balanced power."

Patently false and incorrect information.... an extensive search of global databases for electrical wiring & safety standards brings up ZERO countries which have balanced power as standard from mains wall power outlets. Also in my extensive travels across the planet I've yet to recall a single location which featured such an arrangement for common use.

To the OP, please use due diligence and have a qualified electrician verify how your power outlets are configured, this can be a matter of life and death of not just your audio equipment, but also that of yourself, family & pets !!!!!!!

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Anonymous
In my central Europe, it is indeed unbalanced. But both conductors are functionally equal, either can be hot or neutral. The norms even don't say if the hot shall be on left or right in the wal outlet. This is no problem except for very old equipment which assumed neutral to be connected to metal chassis (probably this equipment didn't have mains transformer).
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