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Adcom GFA-5802

Stereo Power Amplifier

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Adcom GFA-5802

Specifications

Power output: 300 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.18%

Signal to noise ratio: 105dB

Dimensions: 17 x 8 x 14 inches

Weight: 47.8lbs

Year: 2001

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Reviewed Mar 01st, 2015 by thalbouty

This is an extremely impressive amplifier designed by Nelson Pass using 32 MOSFET (HEXFET) output devices. The amp uses 3 stages of gain vs. the 5 often used by its peers. The amplifier is very smooth, producing good inner detail. It is capable of driving almost any load and delivers stunning dynamic range. I performed several blind comparison with friends owning very high end amplifiers driving B&W 803s and Martin Logan electrostatics. The Adcom performed at a peer level and produced superb results. The only downside is the heat generated as they are biased AB1 towards class A operation.

 

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