Originally Posted by bob53
This idea of comparison via part quality is not, IMO, the best way to judge the end result.
If you going to say that, you need to provide a counter. Your opinion to the best way, in rank order, to pass judgment of a loudspeaker.
Sure you could set an example of some speaker made from XXX and XXX, high quality materials, and poorly executed design.
From the stand point that there is no absolutes, given high quality material one will produce a better design than low quality materials used in the same design.
In otherwords, if either company used thicker "wall" material, more mass inside of the enclosure, stiffer drivers, and stiffer baskets then the speaker will reduce or control unwanted distortion as a result of higher quality materials used in the design.
While certainly two different designs, Paradigm and Gallo, the are fundamentally identical. Sealed, Low baffle diffraction and great dispersion across all frequencies.
I can't tell you which one is better. Still, evidence of a better design sums to a better result, with fundametals in superior materials.
I pass judgement in this order. Design, Build Quality, Material Quality, and then I will take interest to actually listening to the speaker.
Both speakers are great, but consider the Gallo's are more expensive, one must break down everything to level the decision matrix.