PSB G-Design Speaker System and Adcom GFR-700HD A/V Receiver At A Glance & Ratings: Adcom

At A Glance: Adcom GFR-700HD A/V Receiver


Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Adcom 7.1 M2
THX Certification: No
Audio D/A Converter: Cirrus Logic
Number of Amp Channels: 5
Power Rating (watts per channel): 145, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: –3 dB from 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 7.5 x 17 x 17
Weight (pounds): 50
Price $2,899

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Video: HDMI (2), component video (4), S-video (5), composite video (4)
Audio: Coaxial digital (3), optical digital (3), 7.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (4)
Video: HDMI (1), S-video (2), composite video (3), tape out (1)
Audio: Stereo analog (4), preamp (2), tape out (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (2), IR jack (2)

Ratings: Adcom GFR-700HD A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 88 Average
• Solid, utilitarian
• Computer/Internet updatable

Value: 87 Average
• Includes all basic features, plus HDMI
• Plastic speaker terminal knobs

Features: 88 Average
• Will upconvert legacy video signals
• Basic; no automatic calibration

Performance: 88 Average
• Powerful, full of slam
• Top end lacks ultimate finesse

Ergonomics: 88 Average
• Relatively easy to set up
• System menus easily navigated

Overall Rating: 88 Average
The Adcom GFR-700HD A/V receiver is a basic, utilitarian component that provides most of the functions you'll need, especially as a newcomer. It's packed with power and punch, but don't expect top-end ultra-finesse.

General Information
GFR-700HD A/V Receiver, $2,899
(480) 607-2277