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    Default Adcom GFP 710 worth fixing?

    I recently purchased a Adcom GFP-710 preamp. The pre itself if in great condition cosmetically and came in the original packaging with remote. However the phono section is not working. I bought it off of that large auction site for a reasonable price, that being a working price. I have been in communication with the seller for quite a while and he claims it was working when he sent it and that anything wrong, must of occurred during transit. I have talked to a few techs and they both said that my problem was not done during shipping but by somebody hooking up a source other then a turntable to the phono input. I have informed the seller of this and he still claims it was working when sent. My question is this, do I file a complaint and possibly get my money back and send the pre back to the seller OR do I just forget about it and have the pre completely serviced and add it to my collection? I dont really know where this pre falls into place compared to other pre amps.
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    Amplifiers: Carver TFM-25 (x2), Adcom GFA 555 and a Dynaco ST-70
    Pre: Carver C-1, Adcom GFP 710, Adcom GFP 555

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    There is only 3 Adcom pre's worth owning, and fixing if needed (depending on the severity of work that is) and that is one of them..

    That is my opinion of course..
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    Thanks...I will probably just keep it and have it fixed. I am just ticked the seller is being so stubborn.

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    I would certainly leave feedback to warn other buyers. I just bought a Yamaha off the same site & it has a flakey left channel. I think its related to the rca jack. Flaky connection does not = "excellent" to me. Just contacted seller - trust he will be more reasonable than yours.

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    Does the GFP 710 have the passthru feature that the GFP 750 has? Thanks. D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bored184 View Post
    Thanks...I will probably just keep it and have it fixed. I am just ticked the seller is being so stubborn.
    IMO, the money you would spend on fixing it could go towards a decent entry-level outboard phono stage like the Cambridge Azur 551P for example, that will probably give the Adcom internal phono stage a good run.

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    IMO, the money you would spend on fixing it could go towards a decent entry-level outboard phono stage like the Cambridge Azur 551P for example, that will probably give the Adcom internal phono stage a good run.

    http://www.needledoctor.com/Cambridg...P-Phono-Preamp
    Glen has a point but so do you about getting what you paid for , don't let the time expire for a ebay claim. If you have tried to work it out with the seller, then go to ebay and get them involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabutcher View Post
    Does the GFP 710 have the passthru feature that the GFP 750 has? Thanks. D
    It has a bypass out which bypasses the tone controls if that is what you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by telemetry View Post
    Glen has a point but so do you about getting what you paid for , don't let the time expire for a ebay claim. If you have tried to work it out with the seller, then go to ebay and get them involved.
    I think its been to long to file a claim, I already decided to keep the pre and have it serviced. I was hoping to get it out today but it looks like it will go out tomorrow.
    Speakers: Polk Audio SDA 1C, SDA SRS-2 (fully modded), Monitor 4A, Infinity RS-6b and Infinity Kappa 8.
    Amplifiers: Carver TFM-25 (x2), Adcom GFA 555 and a Dynaco ST-70
    Pre: Carver C-1, Adcom GFP 710, Adcom GFP 555

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