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    Default Adcom GFA-5500 vs Yamaha MX-1 power amps

    Did anyone compared the Adcom GFA-5500 and Yamaha MX-1 amplifiers?
    I have an opportunity to buy one of thouse for about the same price and not sure which sounds better.
    Please advise.

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    "Better" is relative and highly subjective.

    I owned an MX-1 but I sold it. I currently own four GFA-5500's. The MX-1 had faster, tighter, more detailed bass than the GFA-5500, but I preferred the Adcom in all other areas such as sound staging and overall clarity and detail. I sold the MX-1 to a guy who preferred the MX-1 over the GFA-5500, so, it all comes down to which amp gives you more of the sonic flavors you prefer. Both amps provide a lot of value and performance for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarqueKnight View Post
    "Better" is relative and highly subjective.

    I owned an MX-1 but I sold it. I currently own four GFA-5500's. The MX-1 had faster, tighter, more detailed bass than the GFA-5500, but I preferred the Adcom in all other areas such as sound staging and overall clarity and detail. I sold the MX-1 to a guy who preferred the MX-1 over the GFA-5500, so, it all comes down to which amp gives you more of the sonic flavors you prefer. Both amps provide a lot of value and performance for the money.

    Thanks, DarqueKnight, I desided to buy the Adcom GFA-5500,
    Sonics, details and sound stage are more important to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by No2digital View Post
    Thanks, DarqueKnight, I desided to buy the Adcom GFA-5500,
    Sonics, details and sound stage are more important to me
    Very smart decision!!! Congratulations!
    Make it simple...Make it better!

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    I almost pulled the trigger on one but got a PS Audio 200CX instead. The GFA5500 is greatly admired. I couldn't hear them side by side so I'd be interested in your impressions once you get a chance to listen. Hope you get many many hours of good music

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