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Adcom GFA-5500 AV receiver

Adcom GFA-5500 AV receiver
alaScore 80

11 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Adcom GFA-5500 AV receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Adcom GFA-5500 AV receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Adcom GFA-5500 Amplifiers


I bought this amp new back in 1995 I guess, I realy cant remember exactly.

Mar, 2013

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Adcom GFA-5500 Amplifiers


I just got older Adcom GFA 5500 amplifier (and switch for shifting sound to other rooms) and Bang and Olufsen active Penta III speakers. What is best way to hook up iPod or iPad to 5500? If I wanted to add other audio inputs or TV sound, what is best...

Dec, 2011

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Adcom GFA-5500 Amplifiers


Price paid: $350 from a friend.

Aug, 2011

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A very good successor to the original legendary GFA 555 series, but not perfect.


Whether you are familiar with Adcom or not you should know that the predecessor to the Adcom GFA 5500; the original GFA 555 was "the legend" that first put Adcom firmly on the map as far as offering outstanding performance with a very respectable...

Excellent sound and build quality. Awesome at driving difficult speakers such as

Cannot be bridged. No removable power cord. No remote trigger on/off

Jun, 2008

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Adcom GFA-5500 Amplifiers


The Adcom GFA 5500 is a great amp. Too bad Adcom is no longer making power amplifiers. I wanted to purchase the GFA 5802, but their were none to be found brand new at the time I wanted to purchase an amplifier. Discontinued items suck. Adcom definetly...

Jun, 2007

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Adcom GFA-5500 Amplifiers


The ADCOM GAF-5500 has been a welcome addition to my audio system for over a month now. I find it absolutely superb. I was a little reluctant to purchasing this unit because of some of the reviews that was posted on this site, but after listening to it...

Apr, 2006

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Rich sound at a rewarding price


When I was 15 I thought I was rich. I had saved two years worth of my paychecks from my first job and decided to blow a big wad of it to buy a stereo. I paid in cash. That was the first time that I was introduced to Adcom. It's sleek construction and...

Great sound, quality construction

I had to wait ten years to buy this

Mar, 2000

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Great Power, Awesome fidelity!


The GFA5500 is one of the best Power Amplifiers I?ve ever come across. Maybe it is not one of the most stylish looking ones available, but once you listen to the quality of the sound it produces you will be instantly convinced to buy it.

Great quality of sound

Good looks are not among it's qualities

Sep, 1999

Product Specifications

The MOSFET outputs are acknowledged worldwide for their ability to amplify harmonics, musical texture, and extended bass with unequaled accuracy. The circuit design with a larger and quieter toroid power transformer and oversized power supply capacitors, deliver the large amounts of current demanded by low impedance speaker loads. The pure simplicity of the design helps to keep the damping factor high to maximize speaker control and ensure clear and uncolored sound at all frequencies. Using single ended Class "A" circuitry in the front end, these amplifiers deliver the warmth and smoothness other amplifiers can only envy. The highest quality circuit boards are another testament to ADCOM's commitment to combining the finest level of components to create outstanding performance. These amplifiers deliver more power and more current to drive virtually any resistive/capacitive load up to its rated output, giving you amplifiers that are designed to excel under conditions imposed by even the most demanding speakers.


Audio output channels:2.0

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):1440

Other Features

Power Requirements:115 V, 50/60 Hz

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power consumption (typical):1440

Technical Details

Color of product:Black