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#106279 - 07/27/05 02:57 PM Adcom GFA-555 II
biggsly5000 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/04
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Anyone owned this amp or tried it out? I am looking for a 2 channel amp for about $450 and there are a lot of these on ebay. Specs are good 200W@8 Ohms 325W@4 Ohms. I will be using with the M80ti's or possibly with an old pair of Vega's. I am watching 3 units right now. I was wondering mainly about the durability and performance. I want an amplifier that is strong in the bass department, dependable and long lasting. If anyone has used one with the M80's I would like to know how they sounded with this amp. I am sure several people here have owned or currently own this model or one similar to it.

I need more power Scotty!!!
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#106280 - 07/27/05 03:30 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
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I have had a few Adcom's and I'm not a fan. That however was with my ears. You might love em!

Ever wonder why there are always a ton of these on E-Bay?

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#106281 - 07/27/05 03:45 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
Thasp Offline
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Ever wonder why there are always a ton of these on E-Bay?




Sine they're durable and are able to last for over fifteen years. Perhaps the user decided to sell it to invest in a multichannel receiver, multichannel amp, or perhaps they just don't have time to listen to music as much anymore. People's audio setups have a tendency to change over a span of twenty years.


Edited by Thasp (07/27/05 03:45 PM)

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#106282 - 07/27/05 04:07 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
koiman Offline
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Biggsly5000,
I have a Adcom GFA 5802 2 channel amp that is 300 watts per channel. I love my amp it is running with a Adcom GFP 750 peramp and a GCD cd player. Adcom is is considered Hi End Audio and I diffently agree.
Good Luck
Lee
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#106283 - 07/27/05 04:19 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
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Here is a picture.

Lee
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#106284 - 07/27/05 04:26 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
biggsly5000 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/04
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What is that on the bottom shelf? I dont know what it is but I think I want one.
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#106285 - 07/27/05 04:29 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
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It's a Monster AVS 2000 signature automatic voltage stabilizer.
Lee
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#106286 - 07/27/05 04:38 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
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Sine they're durable and are able to last for over fifteen years. Perhaps the user decided to sell it to invest in a multichannel receiver, multichannel amp, or perhaps they just don't have time to listen to music as much anymore. People's audio setups have a tendency to change over a span of twenty years.




Yes people of course will change out systems on a regular basis but there is always a lot of Adcom stuff floating around for sale verus other brands that have been around a heck of a lot longer then Adcom. I think if anything, it's people not swapping out after 20 years, it's people moving to something else within a much shorter time frame...........and I find that interesting.

Keep in mind the amp we are talking about here has been around forever which also may have something to do with it.

koiman, nice looking system by the way!



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#106287 - 07/27/05 04:49 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
koiman Offline
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Just for the heck of it I went to ebay and did a search Adcom 90 Items, Denon 656 Items Onkyo 341 Items Harmon Kardon 119 Items. This dosen't look like the majority of Items are Adcom..
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#106288 - 07/27/05 05:09 PM Re: Adcom GFA-555 II
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
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Just for the heck of it I went to ebay and did a search Adcom 90 Items, Denon 656 Items Onkyo 341 Items Harmon Kardon 119 Items. This dosen't look like the majority of Items are Adcom..




Just for the heck of it I did the same thing except this time I kept it specific to what we are talking about here which is amps and not a brand name in general.

Adcom - 33
Denon - 6
Onkyo - 19
HK - 9

.........and that is only the US site. But really, let's relax on this. All I said is there are always a lot of Adcom's for sale versus a lot of other brands. I didn't just throw it out there without some basis before hand. Hell, check out a few of the Adcom auctions currently running, I found two sellers who are actually making fun of it....................and the one below actually made me laugh when I read the description.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=71543&item=5792430024&rd=1




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