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REVIEW: PS Audio GCC-100 Integrated Amplifier (SS)

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Model: GCC-100
Category: Integrated Amplifier (SS)
Suggested Retail Price: $2795.00
Description: Control Amp
Manufacturer URL: PS Audio
Manufacturer URL: PS Audio

Review by tamule1@juno.com ( A ) on January 01, 2005 at 18:57:27
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Beats BAT pre/power combo. I have to listen to all cds again to hear what I've been missing. BAT tube preamp will not be missed. Has best of both tube and ss worlds. Digiphobes should try it. Sound is completely engaging and non-fatigueing. I always thought the only thing better than a tube preamp is no preamp and this is it! One of best moments was on Brubeck's SACD "Concord On a Summer Night" opening to "Softly,William,Softly". This is a live outdoor recording. The piano turned up is stunning against the crickets in the background.

Product Weakness: none yet.
Product Strengths: Soundstage depth, dynamics, detail, airy treble, refined and tuneful bass. Bang per buck.

Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: Control Amp
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): none
Sources (CDP/Turntable): Marantz SA-8260
Speakers: Dynaudio Contour 3.0s
Cables/Interconnects: Analysis Plus
Music Used (Genre/Selections): All
Room Size (LxWxH): 15' x 12' x 7'
Room Comments/Treatments: Absorbers at side reflection points
Time Period/Length of Audition: 20 hrs
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): PS Audio Mini-Lab cable
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: PS Audio GCC-100 Integrated Amplifier (SS) - tamule1@juno.com 18:57:27 01/1/05 ( 27)