So as some of you may know I have been playing around with some older adcom's and have a gfa 535 in my setup with a gfa 545 on the way. Now these amps certainly aren't the best amps around, but they are noted for being stellar in their price catagory. Also these days you can pick up a used one for very cheap especially once you hear how they perform when compared to middle of the pack AVR's. So my question is what the hell happened?? They are still around and producing amps that appear to be animals for the price, but I don't hear of hardly anyone using them, I can't help but wonder why the hell not. I mean check this guy out for $2,400.
It is very hard to fault the Adcom GFA-7805. It certainly doesn't lack power, with five channels of 300 clean watts each. It certainly doesn't lack clarity or transparency, or extended, powerful, and controlled bass. If anything, the Adcom GFA-7805 was somewhat softer and more forgiving in the highs than other premium amps, but this very fault might be an asset in a brighter room and/or with a brighter system. For a two-channel system, it can be recommended to anyone looking for gobs of well-behaved power. For a multichannel system, it's hard to pass up. Like the two-channel GFA-555 in its day, the five-channel GFA-7805 offers great sound and all the power most systems can use, at a price that's remarkably low.