Adcom GSA-700 Preamplifiers

3.8/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $800.00


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Preamp/Processor/3-Channel amp


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Travis Kelley a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I just wanted to update my prior review. my system now is
adcom gtp450
adcom gsa700
adcom 5500
klipsch Forte II (My Loves)
klipsch c7 center Two 8" drivers &horn
klipsch ss1 rears
Panasonic prog scan dvd
Mitsubushi 55" hd
Adcom gdd1 processor
monster power cleaner prot.
Boston pv 600 powered sub

Marvelous full sound no frequency is favored ....... There is a Brand new IMAX in town and people are more impressed with mine .........

For the money i have in this you couldn't touch this sound for 3x the cost

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ultimate elec



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cengiz sarikcioglu a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Yes, this unit has an extremely bright amplifier section. The trade off is it is very clean and particularly unforgiving of a poor source signal. I have had the unit for almost a year, and have noticed if the unit warms up for 1 to 2 hours the brightness does calm down quite a bit. It is extremely transparent for an integrated unit and decoding is some of the best i've heard for a prologic unit, currently trying to track down an adcom gdd1 to couple with it. Back to the unforgiving part, 1st when i recieved it i had to pay adcom $10 for a cable line ground loop isolator because of an annoying hum that i could not get rid of, worked perfectly. 2nd i get pops in the rear speakers during prologic mode, but it is only during cable television use, if i use a dvd, vhs or cd player the distortion goes away and performs perfectly. For $219 it can't be beat.
my system;

ADCOM GSA-700, 545II, GTP400
DENON DVD-1000, DCM-370
SONY VHF 900 HIFI VHS
DAHLQUIST PDQ 26 & 16
BIC VENTURI DV62CLR CENTER CHANNEL
RCA 27" TELEVISION

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $219.00

Purchased At:   ubid



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by travis kelley a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
system:adcom gtp450
gsa5500
gsa700
klipsch klf10
klf c 7
mitsubushi55" hdtv
toshiba dvd

i have a few items to add yet rears, sub, power filter/ surge suppressor. so far this unit blends beautifully with my system the gtp450 and gsa700 and geared to set up together in the ext. proccessor loop which at the push of a button im back in direct stereo mode. i do prefer the bass eq to the contour button on the 450. you tell me is it worth buying gsa7703 $1000 and a gtp650 $700 just to add on home theater. my mains alone astonished people in movies, now i messmeriem' adcom & klipsch are still for the money the best combo around. p.s. im looking for a pair of klipsch forte's or forte II. just cuz they were one of the best speakers ever created.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ultimate electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Defiler a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2000

Bottom Line:   

Like any audiophile I became infected by the upgrade bug and decided to replace my Adcom GSA-700 with a P.S. Audio 6.0 Preamplifier. In the begining I was impressed with the P.S. Audio's lovely appearance and extremely sensitive buttons,which appear to be electrically rather than kineticlly activated. My enthusiasm for the P.S. Audio pre-amplifier quickly wore off as I realized that the intimate details I was so accustomed to hearing in my CD's with Adcom were no longer there. Although the Adcom certainly doesn't "candy coat" music it does a good dare I say excellent job of bringing out the details from any source. The remote is certainly a great boon compared to fancier "high end" pieces such as the P.S. Audio 6.0,after all who wants to actually walk over to a preamplifier to turn it off or adjust the volume. Even though the GSA 700 may not be the end all and be all of pre-amplifiers its an excellent product that reproduces music with honesty and fidelity.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $700.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I have used this unit for about a year and a half. As an add-on to an existing stereo system, I think it is tough to beat. Unless you want to make the jump to +$2000 pre-amp/processors. I don't think it is overly bright as some as stated, let it warm up. It also depends on source material. I initially purchased a mid-priced Denon receiver to use as the front end but took it back due to very thin sounding center channel.

As mentioned, this unit accepts Dolby Digital inputs through a DB-25 input, easy to assemble/solder one if you don't want to purchase. I am using in conjunction with a Panasonic A-310 DVD, which has great built-in decoders. Also, you can switch to Dolby Digital input remotely, something you can't do with some of the older Rotels and other models. Even for the future, DVD audio players are coming out with built in DACs for DVD audio and DTS. At the clearance prices they are going for now, it is a good way to go; even if you do something different later.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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