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My (out of hibernation) system

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by Mike Cate, May 12, 2018.

  1. Mike Cate

    Mike Cate New Member

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    Back in the early 90's I discovered Adcom. Being in the US Navy & married with 3 kids, I wasn't exactly made of money. (Still not!) Adcom offered impressive sound that didn't stretch my budget too much. I purchased a GTP-400 tuner/preamp, a GFA-545 ii amp, a GCD-600 CD player, & later on a pair of McIntosh XR 240 speakers. I retired from the Navy in 07, & the GCD-600 didn't survive the move back to Indiana. I lost interest & never hooked it back up. 10 yrs later my oldest son gets into vinyl, & rekindled my interest. Last fall I picked up a GCD-600 on Ebay. I wanted to do some upgrades & decided to stick with Adcom. So this spring I've picked up a GFT-565 preamp & a GFA-555 ii amp, & GFT-555ii tuner from Ebay. I also bought a new Audio Tecchnica turntable, which I removed the onboard phono preamp from. I also replace the cartridge with a Nagaoka MP-110. The McIntosh XR 240's are still working great, & I'm very happy a system that sounds great to me, & didn't break the bank.
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  2. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    Welcome to AK sailor...Thanks for your service.
     
  3. elcoholic

    elcoholic Jet Fuel Genius Subscriber

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    Yes welcome and thanks.
     
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  4. Grenadeslio

    Grenadeslio Super Member

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    Schveet looking system.
     
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  5. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    Fair winds and following seas sir! Sweet gear
     
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  6. hugo454

    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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    My daughter rekindled my past when she too got into vinyl.
    Needless to say that I can afford quite a bit more today as opposed to when I was a teenager.I enjoy every moment.
    Enjoy
     
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  7. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Very nice pieces!

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  8. Nightwisher

    Nightwisher Farer In The Goldilocks Zone Subscriber

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    Sweet!
     
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  9. dswann01

    dswann01 Active Member

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    Very nice! How are you liking the Nagaoka MP-110?
     
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  10. squirrelnest

    squirrelnest Addicted Member

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    Welcome to the forum....nice system!:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    Nice gear!
     
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  12. mark warren

    mark warren Music Lover!

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    Welcome to AK! Very nice System! :beatnik::beerchug::smoke::rockon::beerchug::smoke::beatnik::)
     
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  13. Mike Cate

    Mike Cate New Member

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    I like it a lot. I originally bought a Vessel from LPGear, but its voltage output was really low. Like 2.5mV. I lost a lot of volume. The Nagaoka has a much higher output. I thought both it & the Vessel both sounded better than the AT that came with the TT, but the Vessel was just too weak.
     
  14. Mike Cate

    Mike Cate New Member

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    Thanks everyone! Nice to see there's some fellow Veterans here too!
     
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  15. Drugolf

    Drugolf AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Great choices with those Adcom pieces. Still using XR240 speakers?
     
  16. Mike Cate

    Mike Cate New Member

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    Yep, going from the GFA-545ii to the 555ii really seemed to wake the speakers up. The 240's love power, & the more powerful amp definitely has more punch.
     

     

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  17. guiller

    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Nice rig!
     
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  18. jami w.

    jami w. just being me thats all

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    welcome to ak sailor! from a land grunt- former 12b combat engineer from the 131st out of ft leonard wood Mo "97"-"06"
     
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  19. jami w.

    jami w. just being me thats all

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    im sure theres more of us veterans here then we know of.
     
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  20. eis01

    eis01 Active Member

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    Thank you for your service from a

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    And fellow audiophile :rockon:
     
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