Adcom GTP-740 A/V Preamplifier

2.25/5 (28 Reviews) MSRP : $1750.00


Product Description

Adcom preamp with dolby digital (AC-3)


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by HK a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2011

Bottom Line:   
ADCOM's Made in China is different than those yester-year Made in USA, the China made is pure garbage junk, all kind of problems, electronically, electrically and processor wise; control does not work properly and doing other things not supposed to do, sound reproductions is one of the worst kind I ever heard ... on the other hand, if you can get earlier models, those that is still Made in the old USA ... they sing and sing so wonderfully producing audiophile quality sound ... this model is Made in China folks ... save your money, forget new model ADCOM's ... either you go vintage or add more $ to your investment if you want your system to sing ...

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by benellicav a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Despite the bad reviews this preamp rocks,,has always worked great for me..i buy only adcom products and have a complete system,,funny how only negative people post reviews...they have sold thousands of these so a few bad reviews is nothing to me,, just my opinion

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   wolf electronics



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by andro a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Adcom flat out should be sued for their lousy products.Heh heh,try sending the unit back for repair.Oh, you'll get it back alright ! Same condition.I hate this lousy company cause I cannot afford to buy another unit now and this thing is a useless black box sitting in my closet.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Price Paid:    $1500.00



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave Cozzi a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
As many have found, these components fail out of the box or soon after. My unit had to be unplugged to reset it when it would shut down output for no apparent reason. The volume knob has a delay and no sound at all until 20%-30%. These problems seem to be prevalent with this unit.
The rest of the system has B&W Matrix loudspeakers, Velodyne ULD-12 subwoofer and a GFA-7500 amp.
It used to hum a little but now there is no output whatsoever from the audio or video portions. Just the tuner works. I work for an A/V company and this particular unit has a very high return rate for service. It sounds like a severe internal ground problem exists from the factory.


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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sam a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have installed(6) of these units and all of them have the same problems. It seems that they all have had problems with poping and hum on the digital inputs. The tuner is a worthless item as well, but this is true with most pre/pro combos out there. I have had several units DOA as well, and some that came back from Adcom service that were still not quite right. It would surprise me if the 750 was any better!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999




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