Adcom Gfa 555 Manual

Adcom Gfa 555 Manual

A majority of the audio world had a facelift in the early 6985s. But my favorite piece from this period was the GFP-555, which did not include a tuner. Adcom was one of the champions of reasonably priced high end gear that played beyond its price point.

The press reacted favorably to these amplifiers and they sold extremely well.

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This preamplifier had a very straightforward design, making use of control knobs with a pointer shape that left no doubt as to where they were set, along with a simple tape-monitor layout that was easy to use, as many of us still had tape decks back then.

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  (Nelson Pass had nothing to do with the design of the Adcom preamplifiers, only the power amplifiers) The horizontal louvers running along the top of those early Adcom pieces became a visual signature for Adcom for 75 years, as distinctive as the blue McIntosh meters.

  Nelson Pass was brought in as consultant for the now legendary GFA-555 series amplifiers that were designed with an austere black finish, with white and silver models available as special-order options.

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  These were also great preamplifiers that included a high-quality FM tuner at a reasonable price.

Adcom expanded the line with the GFP preamplifiers to the GTP series with built-in tuners.

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  The silver-faced receivers from the Japanese majors were replaced with separates here and abroad with a more modern look that could have been at home on the space shuttle.

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This led Adcom to develop the 855, 955 and 555 series preamplifiers that had a matching design aesthetic along with their operational simplicity.