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I'm looking for some help in choosing between satellites for a 2.1 music system.

This will be for a small living room and the speakers will be wall mounted. I'll be bringing my own sub into the mix (a Martin Logan Dynamo 200w) and I'm thinking about an AVR with bass management to drive these (any suggestions?).

I'm leaning towards the A'divas vs the Micro's, but more importantly, I wanted to see if anyone has directly compared the new SE versions to the older Ti versions and seen much of a difference.

The Ti drivers are rated at 88-89db into 8ohms whereas
the SE drivers are rated 85db into 4ohms, which is quite a bit harder to drive.

So, three Q's:

1. What AVR or 2.1 capable amp?
2. Go A'diva's or micros?
3. SE or Ti?

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Question for anyone with Gallo Strada floor stands. On mine if I tap in the middle of the plastic back cover on top I get a clinky rattle sound. Does yours do that?

For a while now I've been noticing an occasional transient buzzy, almost clipping sound during some loud high frequency passages. Finally the other day it was very noticeable and repeatable during a piano piece. Traced it to that plastic cover. Took them off and bingo, clear as a bell.

Now I'm looking for a fix. Tried putting some memory foam in there to damp it and snug the fit, but it still rattles when I tap it. Any observations or suggestions appreciated.
No one has Strada floor stands?
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I have 5 Strada speakers and 2 of them are on floor stands. I have not noticed any buzzing or clipping sound from any of the speakers (or stands) even at high volume peaks during movies.

I suggest contacting Gallo's customer service. Perhaps your plastic cover piece is defective.
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I have 5 Strada speakers and 2 of them are on floor stands. I have not noticed any buzzing or clipping sound from any of the speakers (or stands) even at high volume peaks during movies.

I suggest contacting Gallo's customer service. Perhaps your plastic cover piece is defective.
Thanks for the reply. I did contact Gallo and was told the issue would be passed along to Anthony, but so far I haven't heard anything back.

Just curious if you tap in the middle of the plastic cover on the top back of a floor stand, do you get a hollow, plastic, clinky sound? It's really obvious on mine. The buzzy sound during music only happens at certain frequencies and volume, so not surprising it would be rarely heard.

Here's a Dropbox link to a mp3 recording of me tapping on the top of the speaker, the top of the plastic cover, and the middle of the cover: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zfrf8ipl4...rada_cover.mp3

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I played your .mp3 file through my iPhone while tapping (using a fingernail) the same areas of the speaker and stand as you recorded. Your recorded sounds were much worse than the sounds I was generating.

Something does not seem right. Either they changed the design of the cover piece or the supplier decided to cut some costs (probably without authorization from Gallo) and built a bad batch.

If the backs of the speaker stands are not visible, if I were you, I'd remove the plastic cover pieces until Gallo comes up with a fix.
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I played your .mp3 file through my iPhone while tapping (using a fingernail) the same areas of the speaker and stand as you recorded. Your recorded sounds were much worse than the sounds I was generating.

Something does not seem right. Either they changed the design of the cover piece or the supplier decided to cut some costs (probably without authorization from Gallo) and built a bad batch.

If the backs of the speaker stands are not visible, if I were you, I'd remove the plastic cover pieces until Gallo comes up with a fix.
Thanks for that info. I've had the covers off since I discovered they were causing the buzzing. But the backs are visible so I'd like to find a fix. I'll update if I get an answer from Gallo.
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I've had the ref 3.1's for about 5yrs now and been driving them with a Cambridge Audio Azur 640R. A week ago the receiver was done in by a lightning strike. After researching a replacement I decided to purchase a Krell s300i integrated. I would like to hear from anyone who has experienced this combination or even a similar Krell amp. Thanx in advance.
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No one has Strada floor stands?
That happened to me on loud piano with the bookshelf stands. Some double-sided tape between the speakers and the mounting plate fixed it.
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That happened to me on loud piano with the bookshelf stands. Some double-sided tape between the speakers and the mounting plate fixed it.
Good suggestion. The plastic cover on the floor stands is a bit different than the bookshelf stand plate, but the tape might work. Easy enough to try. Still no word from Gallo.
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Hello everyone!

I would like to know if anyone has used any other type of floor stand for the nucleus micros than the Anthony Gallo "Wallflower" stands. There's gotta be some type of floor stand out there that can be used that doesn't involve spending $300 on a pair of Gallo stands. Oh, and I don't want to wall mount or table mount them. These stands would be for the main L/R speakers. Anyone have any alternatives?
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I've had the ref 3.1's for about 5yrs now and been driving them with a Cambridge Audio Azur 640R. A week ago the receiver was done in by a lightning strike. After researching a replacement I decided to purchase a Krell s300i integrated. I would like to hear from anyone who has experienced this combination or even a similar Krell amp. Thanx in advance.

I havent heard Gallos with Krell but I have used MF integrateds,Gryphon integrated with both the 3.1 and my current 3.5's.

I would suspect the Krell could be a little bit bright with Gallo's . I was never happy with any of the integrated amps that I had,even the Gryphon which retailed a few yrs back at @ $8K Australian. Was a bit too lean and clean.

Having sold all that gear,I got myself a Conrad Johnson tube pre with a 10 yr old ATC power amp and voila!!!........fantastic.

IMO,the Gallos need a touch of warmth thrown in
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Im runing mine 3.5 with Nuprime IDA-16, and im so happy now.
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Question Dolby Atmos

What do y'all think of using A'Diva SE's for ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 set up?

The 5 main speakers would be either A'Diva SE's or Strada 2's (still figuring out budget .

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I'm using a pair of the Strada 2 - along with 4 subwoofers - in a 2-channel set-up that is also used with video. My goal is to extend the bass response of the Strada 2 so that I can relocate a woofer to another part of the room and, in doing so, further smooth bass response. One option is wall-mounting the units but the permanent nature - coupled with difficulty in figuring out the best location - makes this unappealing. Another option seems to be getting floor bass enhancement via the Mapleshade Stands but I'm concerned that sound would appear to come from the floor which would be especially disconcerting for movies. Has anyone tried the Mapleshade stands and, if so, then how does the location impact presentation? And are there guidelines for wall mounting the Strada's in terms of separation etc.?
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