Tenn, from what I hear, you can upgrade the caps to bring it up to speed since they degrade over time. Mine never had any problems so I didn't bother but I'm sure its worth it.
I have not put it in the FS section yet, been too occupied with other hobbies that are in danger of being banned at the moment.
Someday, tubes will be in my rig... someday
Thanks to TNHNDYMAN I'm now the proud owner of an Adcom GTP-450 preamp. I am very happy with it. It sounds great with my newly acquired GFA-555 amp.
Thanks to everyone for your input. I appreciate it. Maybe on down the road tubes might be in my future but right now the vintage Adcom gear is more within my limited budget.
TennMan- per our conversation earlier today... you should snag these IC's to use between amp and pre. Find another decent one for the DvD/CD player and you'll be good to go.
Also really enjoyed meeting you today and wish the visit could have lasted longer, but wives, kids, and life makes my time to myself very rare. Hope you enjoy the pre.
Crank those babies up Ronnie!
BTW, now that you've got some nice clean power feeding them, we should do the Dimensional Inductors.
The Bass will be amazing.
I enjoyed meeting you today and talking with you. Maybe you can come again sometime when you can stay a little longer. I really appreciate you driving so far to bring me the preamp.
After reading the ad for the cable(s) I see that it is for one set not 2 pairs. I read over it too quickly the first time. Still a good deal and I will see if I can use .5 meter cables tomorrow.
After a couple of days of listening to the Adcom GTP-450 preamp I can say that I really like the way it sounds with my 2B-TLs. The more I listen the better I like it. I'm hearing sounds when I play my CDs that never heard with my Pioneer AVR. I never realized how much better the separates could sound compared to an AVR. Thanks again TNHNDYMAN for delivering the preamp!
Now that I have a preamp and amp (Adcom GFA-555) that I like I need to get some better IC cables to go between them. All that I have now is the cheap cables that come with VCRs, CD players, etc. I can hear a little hum right now if the volume is turned up and there isn't any music playing. I think it is caused by the junk cables. I'm sure something better will turn up in the F/S forum soon that will work nicely with the low budget gear that I have.
Glad you are enjoying it Ronnie. Will definitely get together again when we can spend more time and not be so rushed.