Quad 99 better than Adcom GFP-750? Enlighten me

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.
I like the quad over adcom, but some people like to stick to a same company in pre/power amps.

Why do you prefer the Quad to the Adcom? Do you agree the Quad sounds less HI FI? In other words does the Quad remind you more of music?


I have the 750, had it modded which basicaly replaced some of the capacitors, the crital ones anyway with blackgates.

The differerce was a lot less filtered, more open...you would be hard pressed to find a better preamp. thats period........................
Who modified your Adcom GFP-750 preamp?
Does anyone else besides Stan Warren of Supermods modify these Adcoms?
I cannot get him to answer the phone.
Any other members out there know anyone who does mods to the Adcom?