JA's 1990 Review System

Sidebar 1: JA's 1990 Review System

Both preamplifiers were substituted into my current reference system: Meridian 208 and Kinergetics KCD-40 CD players; Audio Research Classic 60 power amplifier; Avalon Eclipse loudspeakers, connected to the power amplifier with 5' bi-wired lengths of AudioQuest Clear cable; Audio Research and AudioQuest Lapis interconnects; Linn Sondek/Ekos/Troika LP player. For comparisons with either a Mod Squad Line Drive or a Mark Levinson No.26 preamplifier, levels were matched at 1kHz. The Adcom GFA-555 II amplifier was also used some of the time, connected to the speakers with Mission speaker cable.—John Atkinson

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soulful.terrain's picture

The Adcom GFP-555 was my first 'high end' preamp. I loved this pre, it did everything right! It was a minimalist piece with real world circuitry. Paired with my Adcom GFA 555 amp, it was marvellous. :-)   I bet the 565 was even better, but I don't see how. I wish I would have kept it for my second system in my office. Thanks for posting, brings back good memories.

Paul Luscusk's picture

GFA555, and they are amazing together.