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I owned a ii for a few months. Always plenty of power. But I never liked the sound. The low end was thin, and the high end was cold and mechanical sounding.
Like the amp was almost to flat and accurate. Sold it, bought a Hafler XL Love the sounds of the Hadler. Smooth and warm with plenty of bottom thrust and just the right amount of high end sparkle.
I need more power now though, and long term reliability of the Hafler if it ever breaks down is iffy. Output transistors are unobtainable. This brings me to the GFA-5x0x series. I know these are mosfet amps. In comparison with the , how different are they going to sound? Will they give me the sound I seem to favor? Are they as tough and relatable as the other Adcoms and Haflers are supposed to be? Click to expand The GFA monoblocks yielded a deeper soundstage and better air and detail over the McIntosh gear so the Mc rig was sold.
Later I purchased a GFA and a and did a lot of comparative listening with friends. The and had similar sound to each other with the having a bit better dynamics and a bit more inner detail likely due to a "hotter" bias point. Compared to the Adcom , both the and sounded a bit more like the Conrad Johnson, that is, less aggressive, a smoother sound with a bit more air and transparency.
ADCOM GFA-5500 - Power amplifier Specs
No, they would be frivolously wasting money on components that do not serve their purpose. The purpose of the forum should be very much the same as any good salesperson when the question becomes, "What should I buy? Find out the wants, needs and desires of the client before pushing something whether it suits their intentions or not. You cannot help someone by simply tossing a name into the ring no matter how good you feel that name is. What you hear is not what they hear. Anyone with any sense of this hobby knows that to be true.
Just picked up an Adcom GFA-5800 (broken)
Adcom 5800 Power Amplifier