Adcom SLC-505 Preamplifiers

5/5 (4 Reviews) MSRP : $160.00


Product Description

Passive Preamplifier


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by larry abrams a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2014

Bottom Line:   
allows all the sound to come through,but an active pre-amp gives more dynamics coloration

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim1961 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Having compared this passive pre-amp to a few active designs, I actually liked it better in every sonic way. For someone like me who has one line stage source with plenty of output, why pay more and get less?

I will admit that with a CAL Aria in front, and a Krell KSA-200 after, I experienced a bass roll off. So be careful when using with tube gear. But in my present system (Rega Apollo cd player / Classe CA-100 power amp), I dont experience the bass roll off problem at all.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Audio Store



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Marc Miller a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 31, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I have spent big bucks on "esoteric" pre-amps that promise to bring you to nirvana! Well, the only thing it brings is a huge chunk of change missing from your bank account! If you don't need a phono section, this little gem from Adcom will make you very happy. It is a "passive" pre-amp which means it does not have its own power supply. It relies on the source component, i.e. CD Player, Tuner, CD-R, etc. to provide output level-gain. Most decent or better source components produce at least 2 volts output. The SLC-505 is very transparent-no colorations added to the music, is built like a tank, has a copper shielded chassis, gold rca's, aluminum front panel. Adcom does not make this unit any longer, but there are quite a few for sale out there and available for generally under $100. I give it a 5 out of 5 for value, and a 4.5 out of 5 for performance. Happy listening!

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Marc Miller a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 31, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I have spent big bucks on "esoteric" pre-amps that promise to bring you to nirvana! Well, the only thing it brings is a huge chunk of change missing from your bank account! If you don't need a phono section, this little gem from Adcom will make you very happy. It is a "passive" pre-amp which means it does not have its own power supply. It relies on the source component, i.e. CD Player, Tuner, CD-R, etc. to provide output level-gain. Most decent or better source components produce at least 2 volts output. The SLC-505 is very transparent-no colorations added to the music, is built like a tank, has a copper shielded chassis, gold rca's, aluminum front panel. Adcom does not make this unit any longer, but there are quite a few for sale out there and available for generally under $100. I give it a 5 out of 5 for value, and a 4.5 out of 5 for performance. Happy listening!

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Duration Product Used:   an Audiophile




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