It was a roller coaster ride,
that's returned almost full circle.
mono-block Adcom gfa-565's.
They're were a steal,
but there was a catch.
This series was known to have a bad run of leaky capacitors,
and they needed attention.
What looks like a 4 step process online,
is much more daunting under the knife.
a 200 wpc Adcom gfa-555,
and a sweet Sansui CA-2000 preamp.
This setup delving into the budget high-end realm.
in that it could control two separate amos,
basically a front and rear.
The sound was better than the theater we watched Star Wars 7 in!
I found Adcom started by making these little-huge amps,
GFA-1's that were actually 200 wpc.
The reviews online were sketchy,
which resulted in scoring these for $50/75!
I liked the sound better than the gfa-555,
and the full time fans didn't bother me.
sadly short lived as it didn't match the pre.
Although it worked perfectly,
the vanity of not matching won out.
The TU-9900 is 5X the price and most likely the same.
I'd regret this decision.
were on ebay for a steal.
That's what happens with local pickup only.
and I'm not a fan of oak,
so we tried to darken them with stain.
but what about the sound?
These babies are flat out awesome.
Remember them on the van?
They thumped in the open air.
deeper and almost cleaner with the same power.
stemming from the use of ports
vs a passive radiator in the second series,
and an overly simple crossover.
Some people like technology more than sound!
when Jaxon set up the stool time listening seat.
They're hooked up as garage speakers for now.
we found some RSL 3300's for their room.
A JBL 4311 knock off that sounds darned good.
Jaxon also practiced the de-oxit cleaning,
enough to do on his own.
Definitely a great help!
supposedly an 85 wpc monster that sounds twice that,
even powering the front Klipsch cornwalls
and rear La Scalas.
See how I should have kept the matching tuner!
basically breaking even while upgrading.
The sansui 9090 havin issues,
the qrx-8001 sitting too long,
the ca-2000 too scratchy even after 3 cleanings...
other unused receivers were ditched,
and it feels good.
Sounds even better!TP