In perfect working order, and good physical condition, the Adcom GTP-500 Preamp with tuner is a great choice for a starter system, or a secondary system. With a reputation of fine audio gear at reasonable prices, this Adcom preamp lives up to its name. Fully tested, the tuner is very good, and the Phono section also is very capable. We cleaned all pots and switches, and then treated them with Deoxit F5 and D5 respectively. Physically, the unit has numerous scuffs, and scratches on the top, sides and bottom. On the right side of the faceplate, and the top front right corner, there are spots of an unknown substance that dried onto the unit. We were unable to remove the spots, so we just left them. See pictures for further details on the physical condition of the preamp.
We don't have the original box for this unit, but we take packaging and shipping seriously. We spare no expense and use heavy duty boxes, several inches of polyethylene foam on all sides of the unit, and use water activated, fiber reinforced tape on all seams.