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Offline GraphicFX

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Another (brief) review
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:09:59 AM »
I purchased an adcom GTP350 from our one of our members

Probably not the best pre out there, but my first.

Of the many things I;ve noticed, was it's quietness. It seemed to open that void of seperation between a passage and its corresponding silence, or an intro to another passage. I can go on and on. but the one element that raised the hair on the back of my neck was what I heard when listening to a live recording of "big River" from the Grateful Dead's "Reconing" album.

The pensiveness in Bob Weir's voice, seemingly unsure if they were going to break in to another jam or begin the close of "Big River". I never Heard that detail until the Adcom entered the picture

That, right there, made it worth the small price (70 bucks), for this basic entry level preamp/tuner
Quite impressive. Oh;, and WQED and WYEP sound as good as any FM tuner I've auditioned

My 2 cents

Adcom GTP350 Preamp/tuner
THANX Jim.
Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Another (brief) review
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 01:17:03 AM »
I think I looked at one of those but decided against it because it didn't have a phono pre.   Do I recall that correctly?

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Re: Another (brief) review
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 06:09:09 AM »
That is correct, STaL, the 350/450 models don't have a phone pre.  As much as I was happy with my 450, it has been mothballed ever since I picked up a turntable....
preamp: Krell KAV 280p
amp: Llano Trinity 200
DAC:  M2Tech Young
CDP: Pioneer Elite DV-47a
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Offline Jim Pittsburgh

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Re: Another (brief) review
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 10:21:12 AM »
glad it found a good home! 
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Re: Another (brief) review
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 09:21:08 PM »
glad it found a good home!

I think it did. Thanx for your hospitality and warmth, Jim.  I'm sorry I couldn't make it to your party.

Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Another (brief) review
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 10:02:03 PM »
A good pair of separates (preamp and amp) should be an improvement over a receiver.  I love my vintage Marantz receivers but separates will sound much better to my ears.  YMMV.
Carl