@oldhvymec What do you mean by "shelf it"? Do you mean, don't bother? $65 for caps replacement doesn't seem so bad. Please clarify -- I want to know what you think about my question! Thank you!
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those amps usually seemed to have a gritty upper end. was pretty easy fix though. Add some film bypasses to the main filter caps. will cost you about 8 bucks worth of parts if you can DIY it. Years ago, I used to do upgrades on those earlier Adcoms. The 555 was more work. Adcom put those shiny chrome plated buss bars in the amp to fool some. But the sounded thin and bright. Best thing to do was replace them with solid copper buss bars. Made an amazing improvement.
OP it was 65.00 for parts I did the work. That was a 5500, too.
I would put it on the shelf, UNLES there is something wrong and you want to spend the money..
It's a DIY for sure but having someone do it.. You'll never recover the money.
People can say what they want. A LOT of people used and still do use The OLD and the NEW.. Some are all tricked out.. they can sound very good.. especially for the money.. They do run a little warm.. Actually the warmer the better.. 555 was real popular because you could mono it and get some pretty serious power for the money once again..
Yeah, thanks @oldhvymec
Appreciate it. I have a buddy who loves audio but can't really afford to do much right now. He's turning 50 this year and likes my Adcom. Either he or my son will get a present from me, and if it's possible to polish a radish for not that much money, it'd probably make a nice gift. My buddy has very decent Paradigm bookshelves and some Schiit gear, including a decent preamp. If it doesn't break the bank for me, seems like a no-brainer.