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If you've had the opportunity to have a listen to Adam Audio's powered monitors and Classic Series of speakers..... you'd be as excited as I am to have an opportunity to listen to this new series offered by Adam Audio: Grand Theater Components.


Here is a recent review for the GTC 77 system.........

http://www.hometheater.com/content/a...speaker-system

http://www.adam-audio.com/en/home-au...s/gtc88/series
http://www.adam-audio.com/en/home-au...77/description
http://www.adam-audio.com/en/home-au...55/description


Thought I'd post the review as I have great respect for Adam Audio products.
 

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Hey Doublewing,


These are speakers I have in mind to replace my Dali Concept 8's, 1's and center. Thinking GTC 88 for L/R, 77 for C and 55's for SR's. . . Have a good enough sub so won't need to worry there.


Other speakers I will compare are Klipsch RF7 II's with RC64 II for center, RS-62 II surrounds and Krix Nuephonix L/R, Epicentrix for C and who knows for surrounds. . .


Have you heard any of these other speakers and can compare? I am used to live audio from PA's due to my involvement outside of my office job so am used to big sound and like a big, effortless sound.


I'd be interested in hearing what you believe of the GTC range
 

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Other speakers I will compare are Klipsch RF7 II's with RC64 II for center, RS-62 II surrounds and Krix Nuephonix L/R, Epicentrix for C and who knows for surrounds. . .


I've had a listen to Klipsch Palladium, and Ultra II's..........my only Klipsch experience. Liked both, but prefer other systems such as Aerial 9's, Triad Gold Monitors........


My past experience with Adam Audio Classic Series speakers was wonderful..........but worried about dynamics for a dedicated theater. Adam' studio monitors are STELLAR!!


Before I make a final decision on speaker purchase...........I'd like to hear the GTC 88's. I know there was suppose to be an architectural series released by Adam Audio to match with the GTC series............no word yet on release date. BTW, would make timber matching for GTC 88's in a decorative column much easier.
 

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Adam makes some excellent studio monitors. These look very interesting. The weak link seems to be that sub though...
 

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Adam makes some excellent studio monitors. These look very interesting. The weak link seems to be that sub though...

I agree when looking at the specs...big cabinet size but nothing impressive on the stats. Hopefully my Velodyne DD18 would partner well if I went the GTC range!
 

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I agree when looking at the specs...big cabinet size but nothing impressive on the stats. Hopefully my Velodyne DD18 would partner well if I went the GTC range!

As a fellow DD owner, I'm more worried if the Velo can keep up with the 88's!


My current plan is to use 3-4 LMS 5400 Ultras in the dedicated theater room for +10 deebers of LF over the mains.



From my experience, my DD would have a hard time in the SPL department in the theater room, therefore my DD is delegated to handling duties in the living room mated with Triad Gold Monitors. What a combo.........
 

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As a fellow DD owner, I'm more worried if the Velo can keep up with the 88's!


My current plan is to use 3-4 LMS 5400 Ultras in the dedicated theater room for +10 deebers of LF over the mains.



From my experience, my DD would have a hard time in the SPL department in the theater room, therefore my DD is delegated to handling duties in the living room mated with Triad Gold Monitors. What a combo.........

I did have a look over those subs just now out of interest. Seems quite a fairy tale a less than $1000 driver can outperform a $5k Velodyne product on distortion, accuracy and sound quality. Yes - it is just the driver; no box, smarts, I understand that but people are mentioning they install these in cars... doesn't that just spell bad news?


What sort of distortion are the Ultra's doing? They say lowest but that's not a value.. and at what dB?
 

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I did have a look over those subs just now out of interest. Seems quite a fairy tale a less than $1000 driver can outperform a $5k Velodyne product on distortion, accuracy and sound quality. Yes - it is just the driver; no box, smarts, I understand that but people are mentioning they install these in cars... doesn't that just spell bad news?


What sort of distortion are the Ultra's doing? They say lowest but that's not a value.. and at what dB?

Don't get me wrong............I love my Velodyne DD-12, and have spent time listening to a DD-18. Would like to hear a DD-18+...........absolutely wonderful subs, not to mention one of the best on-board eq systems available.


On another note, I've heard a single LMS 5400 Ultra in a 10,000 ft^3 room............very linear, low.........I mean low, low distortion........as in same DD's league. With the right implementation, the LMS is hard to beat, especially in terms of SQ and distortion.......and with no servo help either.



FYI, not a fairy tale at all.........the TC Sound driver with proper amplification and eq will most definitely outperform the Velodyne 3-fold.


Price wise, the DD-18+ msrp lists for $4999........ LMS 5400 Ultra with 2400 watts including integrated DSP can be built by Funk Audio for $3200. One listen to a properly implemented LMS 5400 Ultra will have you convinced which is the better of the two!!
 

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Don't get me wrong............I love my Velodyne DD-12, and have spent time listening to a DD-18. Would like to hear a DD-18+...........absolutely wonderful subs, not to mention one of the best on-board eq systems available.


On another note, I've heard a single LMS 5400 Ultra in a 10,000 ft^3 room............very linear, low.........I mean low, low distortion........as in same DD's league. With the right implementation, the LMS is hard to beat, especially in terms of SQ and distortion.......and with no servo help either.



FYI, not a fairy tale at all.........the TC Sound driver with proper amplification and eq will most definitely outperform the Velodyne 3-fold.


Price wise, the DD-18+ msrp lists for $4999........ LMS 5400 Ultra with 2400 watts including integrated DSP can be built by Funk Audio for $3200. One listen to a properly implemented LMS 5400 Ultra will have you convinced which is the better of the two!!

Interesting read looking on the site... Wonder if they do Australia... The hard part is - as it always is - you need to hear before you buy.
 

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Anyone aware of any GTC 77 and GTC 55 for sale via dealer? The Adam Audio website does not list US dealers.

I called the US distributor last year which is located in New Jersey/New York...........evidently most distribution channels are via pro audio distribution. Upon calling my local "pro audio" retailer.........I was told he was contractually unable to resale Adam's home audio line. Go figure......


Since Adam Audio has recently attempted to enter the home theater market, I would presume distribution channels are growing. I'll be at CEDIA this September and will fact find myself..........and of course, listening with my own ears. I do know for a fact GTC products were at CEDIA last year......several youtubes on the subject matter.


When I first heard about this product two years ago was excited due to my experience with listening to Adam Audio's near field monitors.


Enclosed is contact info for distribution: good luck


Mr. Roger Fortier

Tel.: +1 516 681 069
[email protected]
 

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I did have a look over those subs just now out of interest. Seems quite a fairy tale a less than $1000 driver can outperform a $5k Velodyne product on distortion, accuracy and sound quality. Yes - it is just the driver; no box, smarts, I understand that but people are mentioning they install these in cars... doesn't that just spell bad news?


What sort of distortion are the Ultra's doing? They say lowest but that's not a value.. and at what dB?

Well, if you want it to be expensive, here's a sub built with a 5400 that costs $15,000


http://www.lycanaudio.com/Specs.html
 

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There are a number of ADAM Dealers on the East Coast. Several in the NY/NJ area, one in FL and now one in Southern CA. These speakers were designed with the theater in mind so they are capable of high spl then the powered version we sell or most of the pro series.
 

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If a dealer is watching.......



Can MSRP for the GTC 88, 77, and 55 be identified?


Another point..........I came across information stating the GTC series was being introduced with an in-wall design too. Haven't found any more information, nor is any such product listed on the Adam Audio website.


I believe the product was identified as the AC 77, AC 7, AC 5.........

http://blog.svconline.com/briefingro...wall-speakers/
 

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If a dealer is watching.......



Can MSRP for the GTC 88, 77, and 55 be identified?


Another point..........I came across information stating the GTC series was being introduced with an in-wall design too. Haven't found any more information, nor is any such product listed on the Adam Audio website.


I believe the product was identified as the AC 77, AC 7, AC 5.........

http://blog.svconline.com/briefingro...wall-speakers/

I tracked down only 1 person in Australia who could distribute the GTC range and that was on request only; there actually isn't a distributor for that range in Aus yet - they have only two disti's: a pro and high end home theatre.


One of them tracked down Aus RRP for me on request:

GTC88: $2,499 each

GTC77: $1,499 each

GTC55: $999 each


No doubt US will be cheaper... you guys have it good over there!
 

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i.e. Velodyne DD18+ retails for $5999 in the US; it's $7999 here.

Klipsch RF7 II's I've seen in US for $3k/pair.... here $5,998/pair....


Sometimes it does make one feel a little sad... especially when we have slow internet and pretty high tax and fuel is $1.50 something per litre (5 litres to a gallon)
 

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i.e. Velodyne DD18+ retails for $5999 in the US; it's $7999 here.

Klipsch RF7 II's I've seen in US for $3k/pair.... here $5,998/pair....


Sometimes it does make one feel a little sad... especially when we have slow internet and pretty high tax and fuel is $1.50 something per litre (5 litres to a gallon)

I guess you were right............I was wrong on the price of the Velodyne DD 18+.............


$4799 + shipping direct from Velodyne.........oops!

http://velodyne.com/subwoofers/shop-...us-series.html


Great you checked on Aussie pricing for the GTC's...........I would assume a little less in the US. I'm headed to CEDIA in September.......I'm definitely going to check out the 88's.............and hopefully, more information will be available on the "Architectural Series" ie. AC 77.
 
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