Quad 99 better than Adcom GFP-750? Enlighten me plz

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  1. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello all,

    Christmas is coming, and I'll buy my pre-amplifier in the next few days. The time to make a decision has come, and my choices have been narrowed to the Quad 99 and the Adcom GFP-750. The latter is $200 more expensive, but I'm willing to pay it with no hassle, should it be a better choice. I'm looking for good music, I'm still a begginner at high-end audio, so I can't realize many differences in detail, transparency, etc. I just want something that won't be taking me to my EQs all the time looking for improvements. I heard good things about the Quad 99 in this forum, but I ask you to take an objective point of view, if that's possible, and post an opinion.

    The pre-amp will compliment a system comprised of:

    Mccormack DNA 0.5
    Dynaudio Audience LR120+
    Rel Strata II subwoofer
    Adcom GFP-750
    Van Den Hul cabling

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. David Judah

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    Just out of curiosity, what made you decide against the Sunfire?

    DJ
     
  3. Tom Grooms

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  4. Marc H

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    I haven't any experience with the Quad but I have owned a '750 for several years now. It's a keeper.
    It's invisible sonically in both active and passive modes.
    It was in the Class A recommended components from Stereophile a couple of years back too.
     
  5. Scott_N

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    I haven't heard the Adcom but the Quad 99 paired with a Quad 909 amp was very musical with a great midrange to my ears. The Quad 99 got a great review by TAS and is recommended by them.
     

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