The speakers will sound very much in relation what your other components are.
What is your?
- speaker cables
- CD or DAC
I achieved a very good sound with these speakers and I'm very satisfied with them. I listened to some other systems much more expensive than mine but still they lack something that Gallo has and portraying. AG Ref 3.5 are a keeper and next thing I will upgrade is integrated amplifier as Gallo still offers more and I know that. Soon I will add friend's Gryphon Tabu to test it for a few days.
My current system consists from these components:
Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5
Musical Fidelity A308 Dual Mono
Musical Fidelity Nuvista CD Player
Anthony Gallo OPT Reference speaker wires
Cardas Golden Cross ICs on CDP
Powercord 1: Tempoelectric + Oyaide P-004e C-079 on Amp
Powercord 2: Tempoelectric + Oyaide P-079e C-079 on CDP
Powercord 3: Lapp Cable 3x + Oyaide P-046e C-046 on Marantz SR-6003 A/V Receiver
Powercord 4: Tempoelectric + Oyaide P-079e C-079 on HTPC
Wall socket: Furutech FT-SWS(R)
REL B2 (Crossover currently set at 30Hz)
HTPC with ASUS Xonar STX sound card (for internet radio streaming)
Oyaide Across 750 RR on Asus Xonar STX
Speakers are set on custom made granite playnths each is 5cm high and weight of one plynth is the same as single speaker I think
Also dimensions and shape of your place is very much important. Placement is also very important. I found that speakers sounds best if they are at least 3m apart in order to achieve best musical representation. By this I mean fluid and non-aggressive which you can listen for hours. Also usual MP3 now sound superb on this configuration. But there is still potential with the amp I believe, so someday....