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post #2191 of 2935
Fascinating thread, even though I have not yet read anything beyond the last number of posts.

Single, crossover-less drivers have always appealed. Anyway, it led me to the Gallo website, and I perused the product page, read a few reviews.

Is there an affordable HT setup that really delivers in a medium size room, with enough headroom to migrate eventually into a larger room? Also has anyone experimented with the spherical models and a more robust subwoofer?

Thanks
post #2192 of 2935
Stumbled on this today about the TR-1. A series of measurement graphs:
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...lo-tr-1-a.html
post #2193 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Ian AS View Post

Stumbled on this today about the TR-1. A series of measurement graphs:
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...lo-tr-1-a.html

I'm graph challenged, are those good measurements?
post #2194 of 2935
I don't know!
post #2195 of 2935
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Originally Posted by KKM View Post

I'm graph challenged, are those good measurements?

http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...explained.html
post #2196 of 2935
need some advise from the pro's or veterans here. I've got the 3.5s with the AG SA amp for a year now. Lately I've been noticing that with certain materials (movies/ games) the bass can sound as if something was rattling it - boomy perhaps? Or even if you picture a hollow sheet and some bits and pieces knocking against it. sigh i wish I could let you hear the sound I am describing. Movies like dark knight or batman begins (which I've played countless times before without noticing this same sound issue) makes this sound more obvious.

With music it's perfect but just noticing that the bass sounds quite different then I last remembered. I lowered the ouput on the SA AMP and that helped a little but every so often you can hear the same weird sound from the bass. Not sure if anyone understands what I am saying or is able to lend a hand here?

Thanks for your time.
post #2197 of 2935
Hey ph3ng, have you changed any of the decore in your room recently? You could be hearing something in the room vibrating; a picture frame, some new nic-nak on a shelf(?)
post #2198 of 2935
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Originally Posted by barryecohen View Post

Hey ph3ng, have you changed any of the decore in your room recently? You could be hearing something in the room vibrating; a picture frame, some new nic-nak on a shelf(?)

hei barry, i won't say I have. But I will try to experiment with that together with the media materials that can usually make the 'bass' seem out of whack.

Any other suggestions apart from that? I really hope that it's a painting or something but every time it happens; it does sound like it is coming from the woofer. Happy to be very wrong. :P
post #2199 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Ian AS View Post

Stumbled on this today about the TR-1. A series of measurement graphs:
http://www.hometheatershack.com/foru...lo-tr-1-a.html

As an FYI, the TR-1 was the first powered 1-piece sub from AG, and it's primary design goal was musicality, the TR-2 was more powerful but not as musical as its predecessor. The TR-3 combines the musicality of the TR-1 and the oomph of the TR-2.
post #2200 of 2935
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Originally Posted by ph3ng View Post

Any other suggestions apart from that? I really hope that it's a painting or something but every time it happens; it does sound like it is coming from the woofer. Happy to be very wrong. :P

Do you have a test disk? Most test disks have some test tones at different frequencies. You can go through the different tones to find the one that excites your issue the most and then use it on repeat to really localize the issue.


I'd check the binding posts, if you're using banana-plugs, you can have a good connection, but the nut could be loose and rattling on the post. Also check the speaker for loose parts, it's held together with Allen screws, check to see that none of them are loose.
post #2201 of 2935
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Originally Posted by ph3ng View Post

need some advise from the pro's or veterans here. I've got the 3.5s with the AG SA amp for a year now. Lately I've been noticing that with certain materials (movies/ games) the bass can sound as if something was rattling it - boomy perhaps? Or even if you picture a hollow sheet and some bits and pieces knocking against it. sigh i wish I could let you hear the sound I am describing. Movies like dark knight or batman begins (which I've played countless times before without noticing this same sound issue) makes this sound more obvious.

With music it's perfect but just noticing that the bass sounds quite different then I last remembered. I lowered the ouput on the SA AMP and that helped a little but every so often you can hear the same weird sound from the bass. Not sure if anyone understands what I am saying or is able to lend a hand here?

Thanks for your time.

What is the timestamp on Batman Begins where you hear unusual bass. I can bring that up and listen on my system. I have 3.1's with the SA. I can't imagine the sound that you are describing.
post #2202 of 2935
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Originally Posted by IcemanDallas View Post

What is the timestamp on Batman Begins where you hear unusual bass. I can bring that up and listen on my system. I have 3.1's with the SA. I can't imagine the sound that you are describing.


Hi Iceman, the most obvious bit is around 6:22-1:12 mark - the scene where he needs to start climbing up to meet Ra's. The background music there brings the weird sound out.

Barry >
I checked the binding posts on each speaker and there was one on each side that was slightly loose. I tightened them. I will play the usual materials where hear the odd sound and see if that was really the cause, if it was then I am a happy chappy .

On a side note, love coming home and filling the living room with music on these speakers. Love em Love em Love em even after a year on - which is why I hope there isn't anything wrong with them ahaha
post #2203 of 2935
just did some sine wave test from 20 hz - 100 hz and the sound I am referring to doesn't seem to reproduce. Sound is at 16 db and the levels on the SA Amp is at the half way mark - lowered from the 3pm previously.
post #2204 of 2935
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Originally Posted by ph3ng View Post

Hi Iceman, the most obvious bit is around 6:22-1:12 mark - the scene where he needs to start climbing up to meet Ra's. The background music there brings the weird sound out.

Barry >
I checked the binding posts on each speaker and there was one on each side that was slightly loose. I tightened them. I will play the usual materials where hear the odd sound and see if that was really the cause, if it was then I am a happy chappy .

On a side note, love coming home and filling the living room with music on these speakers. Love em Love em Love em even after a year on - which is why I hope there isn't anything wrong with them ahaha

I checked it out this morning but I don't hear anything out of the ordinary except big LFE and I cranked it up much louder than I would normally listen. I have that movie in HDDVD not Bluray and I don't use any digital processing.

Good luck!
post #2205 of 2935
I noticed the sound of all the flags flapping in the wind along with some low frequency rumbling, but it didn't sound odd to me. It's difficult to diagnose this type of thing without actually experiencing it...
post #2206 of 2935
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Originally Posted by barryecohen View Post

I noticed the sound of all the flags flapping in the wind along with some low frequency rumbling, but it didn't sound odd to me. It's difficult to diagnose this type of thing without actually experiencing it...

hei guys, sorry it took me ages to reply. Been flat out. I totally agree that not being able to hear the sound itself makes it all the more difficult nigh impossible :P.

Anyway I have not noticed the same sound since tightening the banana plugs that go into the sub on the speakers. I also played batman again and could not replicate the sound. I must admit it that I have yet to try loosening the plugs.

:P. More to come when I get the chance. I will try to record the sound too. Thanks for the feedback/advise guys
post #2207 of 2935
Hi all, this is my first post to this forum. Currently have the 3.1 with the mapleshade 4 inch base and have the following equipment. Amp is Audio Research VS110 ; preamp is the Audio Research SP16 with Amperex Bugle Boys 12AX7 in line and Mazda 3 Mica chrome in phono section. For source, I have the Raysonic 128 with 6DJ8 and VPI Classic table with Ortofon 2m Black.

I have heard great things including the great writeup in 6moons.com confirming that the new Classico III is better than the 3.1's in terms of dynamics and soundstage. I am tempted to do the upgrade program from the 3.1's to the 3.5's. And now the Classico III will be release. Does anyone know the release date for the speakers? Also, has anyone compared the 3.1 to the 3.5? Want to know if it's worth the $3k upgrade price.

Thanks.
Kevin
post #2208 of 2935
I was at the California Audio Show this past weekend in SFO and listened to the AG display put on by the local dealer. There was a display of the Classicos and a new subwoofer (looked like a stage monitor in shape not the TR cylinder) there, but were not hooked up. I was told the Classicos would be available in October, but that should probably be taken with some discount since another dealer told me recently they had no date for release. They 3.5s sound very good, but for me I would not invest the $3K to upgrade my 3.1s, especially with the Classicos getting such good review.
post #2209 of 2935
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Originally Posted by someoledude View Post
I was at the California Audio Show this past weekend in SFO and listened to the AG display put on by the local dealer. There was a display of the Classicos and a new subwoofer (looked like a stage monitor in shape not the TR cylinder) there, but were not hooked up. I was told the Classicos would be available in October, but that should probably be taken with some discount since another dealer told me recently they had no date for release. They 3.5s sound very good, but for me I would not invest the $3K to upgrade my 3.1s, especially with the Classicos getting such good review.

Where were they hiding? I looked for them and could not find room 102B. I did find room 102 but it was not AG. Did they do speaker swaps during the show? I was there on Friday.
post #2210 of 2935
It was really tucked away and you needed to walk through the Dynaudio display room and through another door to get to it. Must have been a suite room stripped of furniture. Sorry you missed it.
post #2211 of 2935
I'm using some Stradas in a 1,000sf plus family room. Ironically, I'm space constrained in this room because of domestic reasons. Basically, there's only one place where I can put the speakers and not create problems with the significant other.

I have a 7.1 Strada ht rig and always considered the Stradas good ht speakers or desktop monitors. I've been an audiophile for 10+ years and have cycled through tons of expensive and, often, elaborate systems. So the goal was to have a simple rig in our family room. My reference rig is in my office where I do most of my listening.

I initially had the Stradas paired with a Rogue Cronus Magnum tubed integrated and a Wyred 4 Sound DAC 2. Both are completely competent components that I've listened to in a number of different set-ups so I knew what they were supposed to sound like. For complete context, I'm also using a JL112 sub, Auditorium 23 speaker wire, and the Strada floor stands. Power cords are the Stefan Art Audio Endorphins. Everything goes straight into the wall with a Fururtech GTX-D Rhodium plated outlet. I'm a big fan of the Auditorium speaker wire especially with the Stradas. They add a bit of warmth and body while maintaining the resolving power of the Stradas.

The Rogue Cronus, W4S, Strada combo sounded ok. Acceptable but nothing to really get excited about. I've had some really good rigs, so I'm overly critical. I viewed the Stradas as the weak link in the rig which was consistent with my impression of them at the time as ht speakers.

So then I read the 6-Moons review and decided to give the Stradas some ss amplification. I got rid of the Rogue and W4S and got the Stello AI500. Simply put, now I understand what all the fuss is about. I am absolutely shocked by the quality of sound I'm getting. I'm using the DAC portion of the Stello. Initially, I tried the USB connection with an Audioquest Diamond USB cable but it sounded completely flat and 2-dimensional compared to going SPDIF with an Audiophileo 2 (usb/spdif converter). The sound I'm getting is clearly reference level. And I've got the Zen-like simplicity of a one box solution with up to 24/192 capabilities.

The Stradas completely pull a disappearing act in the room and blend seamlessly with the sub. Every change to the system results in better sound. I put some vibration control units underneath the Stello and it really cleaned up the sound. They're the Van Slyke Tri Orbs which are easily the best vibrational control devices I've used, but they're no longer made. He also designs telescopes and decided the best use of his time was to continue in that endeavor.

I'm psyched because now I've got a simple system which works in both large/small rooms with speakers that are easy to place. The speakers easily fill the room with an enveloping wall of sound. The music sounds good everywhere, so you're not constrained to just listening in the sweet spot.

Now I understand Pierre @ Mapleshade's comments on these speakers. Along those lines, does anyone have DIRECT experience with Stradas and the Mapleshade stands. My concern is that the soundstage will be crushed with the speakers being so close to the floor.

Best, Joe
post #2212 of 2935
I don't have experience with the Mapleshade/Strada combination, but the way you describe things, your system sounds optimized. Since you have the JL sub, you really don't need the bump on the bass side you could potentially get from the floor effect Mapleshade suggests. Unless you are set on tweaking to see how they would sound, I would leave them with the stands that were designed for them.
post #2213 of 2935
Gallo 3.5 Speakers for sale on Audiogon!
post #2214 of 2935
You came on this forum, talking the pants off of these Gallo speakers, just to end up using our forum as an advertisement tool to sell them at an inflated price?

Wow, I went out and bought a pair of these because YOU said they were good. Now you don't even want 'em.

I used to be your fan.

post #2215 of 2935
I'm not selling mine!
post #2216 of 2935
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Originally Posted by PhilMcC View Post

You came on this forum, talking the pants off of these Gallo speakers, just to end up using our forum as an advertisement tool to sell them at an inflated price?

Wow, I went out and bought a pair of these because YOU said they were good. Now you don't even want 'em.

I used to be your fan.



I don't understand the confusion. I still think the Gallo 3.5's are outstanding speakers. But I don't believe that even 3.5 owners would argue that there are not even better, albeit much pricier, speakers available. If I had upgraded to the Gallo 5LS speakers would the confusion be less so?

Regarding inflated price, if what I am asking for slightly used, spotless speakers is inflated then I am not sure what you would call the retail price for a new pair of Gallo 3.5's which in my view when compared to other speakers is not at all inflated.

Please, enjoy your Gallo 3.5's like I did along with the 3.1's that I had previously owned.
post #2217 of 2935
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I don't understand the confusion. >snip<

Check his post history
post #2218 of 2935
The CDT tweeter in the 3.5's and Strada's is not yet ready for prime time. I predict Anthony will quietly refine it in his next release. I have REF A/V's and Strada. A/V's are a much better overall speaker, better mid bass, less harsh high's, more natural sound. The Strada specs are way off also, a first for Gallo.
post #2219 of 2935
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Originally Posted by jfklennon View Post

The CDT tweeter in the 3.5's and Strada's is not yet ready for prime time. I predict Anthony will quietly refine it in his next release. I have REF A/V's and Strada. A/V's are a much better overall speaker, better mid bass, less harsh high's, more natural sound. The Strada specs are way off also, a first for Gallo.

Hmmm... I have to disagree. While I didn't do extensive Strada vs. AV comparisons, during the short one I did, the Strada sounded superior to the AV. I did do some pretty extensive 3.1 vs. 3.5 comparisons over multiple sessions, and the 3.5 came out on top. It had a cleaner and more extended top-end that integrated better with the mid-range. They are also more dynamic and live sounding than the 3.1. The 3.1 and AV share the same CDT as do the 3.5 and Strada, so I don't really understand your comment. But we all hear differently, and have different rooms and ancillary components so...
post #2220 of 2935
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Originally Posted by barryecohen View Post

Check his post history

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