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post #241 of 2935
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Originally Posted by jfklennon View Post

Stay away from gallo subs. I use this:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Velod...oductDetail.do

but why no love for the gallo subwoofers? Are they really that bad? Do other agree? Other than the Velodyne does anyone else have a subwoofer that works well sonically with the gallo ref 3's?

I keep hearing that the SA Amp and the second voice coil aren't as good for HT .. probably suitable for 2 channel music but not HT.
post #242 of 2935
I use an infinite baffle. Probably not the best solution. Of course, I get by with almost no sub for music any way. I have it crossed over at 35hz and turned way WAY down. Its set differently for Home Theater use.
post #243 of 2935
Your going to get way more flexibility with a sub instead of using the sub amp. I would definetly say sub over amp. If you decide you really want the amp than invest in some room treatments. Room treatments will help your sound anyway but it would be a must with the amp imo.

There isn't a particular sub that works better with this or that speaker.
Subs either do a good job or they don't.

I own a fathom 113 and it works well.
I've also heard good things about velodyne and HSU.
Go to the sub section of the forum and check things out.
post #244 of 2935
Someone posted:

"Anymore first hand accounts from 3.1 owners?"

I have an all-Gallo system and I'm quite pleased with it. I just got in a pair of the AVs for rear channel duty, replacing the Dues in that position - they're pulling bedroom duty now - schweet!

Anyway, I think you'll find that the Gallo Reference and AV series respond well to high-current amps. They need the "drive" and grunt that a high-current amp provides. I'm getting stellar duty out of my Harman/Kardon Signature 2.1 amp for this. It has 100 wpc at 8 ohms and 150 wpc at 4 ohms and a pant-load of current, +- 100 amps!!

I've mated this to Ref. 3.1s for the Fronts, a Due as the Center, and the AVs shoring up the back channels. This is complemented by an Earthquake MKIV-10, a 10" sub with a 250 watt class A/B amp.

The sound is *spectacular* - very quick and agile, vocals to die for, and a very solid and rumbling bottom-end when called upon.

So, for amp recommendations, look for a high-current jobbie - H/Ks come to mind, as do NADs and, perhaps, Brystons. This is NOT to say that others couldn't fit the bill, I'm just trying to give some suggestions....

-RW-
post #245 of 2935
Just installed a Ref center, and all I can say is WOW! having a full range center is noticed right away. The only problem so far is now I must fight the urge to replace my front L/R A'diva ti's with the Ref's! damn balls..
post #246 of 2935
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Originally Posted by jfklennon View Post

Just installed a Ref center, and all I can say is WOW! having a full range center is noticed right away. The only problem so far is now I must fight the urge to replace my front L/R A'diva ti's with the Ref's! damn balls..

Just do it- if the A'divas are black, you can sell them cheap to me to help finance the Refs!
post #247 of 2935
Ref Center owners - do these need to be placed on Gallo's stand, or can they be placed directly. I'm thinking of getting a rack that has only 7" space in the shelf, and I don't think it would fit if it needs to be on the Gallo stand - apparently almost 9" high according to Gallo's website, as opposed to about 6 1/2" w/o stand.
post #248 of 2935
I have Gallo's Reference in a 5.1 configuration, and the theater as well as the music sound is fantastic. However the sound was truly complete after I added the JL Audio Fathom 113 Sub.

Front - Gallo Ref 3.1's
Center - Gallo Ref AV
Rear - Gallo Ref AV's
Sub - JL Audio Fathom 113

Amp - Emotiva MPS1, 7 X 200W
PRE - Emotiva DMC1

TV - Mitsubishi 73" Rear Projection WD-73833

I have audiophile friends that can't believe the quality of the sound that the system produces using componenets that cost much less than what they spent on their systems (green with envy). The combination of the Gallo, JL Audio, and Emotiva work well for me.
post #249 of 2935
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Originally Posted by soundaround View Post

www.soundstage2.com/avtour2007 has a picture of the "Due 2" on their show-coverage website.They seem to be changing their websites around,so I had a bit of time getting to it.Go to highlights for sept. 7 and scroll down.699 and 799 are the prices listed.Doesn't say what the differences are,and I'm assuming the prices are for each,not for a pair.The Gallo 3.1 and Refence AV have been on my shortlist for a while(along with ERA and Aerial),and this looks very,very interesting to me as well.

Are the spherical drivers/enclosures in Ref 3.1 and Ref AV the same? Does it look like that Due 2 is using the same driver/enclosure? If the tweeter is the same (CDT II), then the overall sound above 125 Hz should be very similar between Ref 3.1 and Due 2. If so, then three Due 2 with a good subwoofer should prove to be an excellent solution for L-C-R speakers.
post #250 of 2935
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Originally Posted by RuggSkins View Post

I have Gallo's Reference in a 5.1 configuration, and the theater as well as the music sound is fantastic. However the sound was truly complete after I added the JL Audio Fathom 113 Sub.

Front - Gallo Ref 3.1's
Center - Gallo Ref AV
Rear - Gallo Ref AV's
Sub - JL Audio Fathom 113

Amp - Emotiva MPS1, 7 X 200W
PRE - Emotiva DMC1

TV - Mitsubishi 73" Rear Projection WD-73833

Excellent setup - pics pls!
(I know, I owe some to this thread as well, but the room is a disaster right now!)

I'm have the ref 3.1 (black/stainless) and am looking to add the AVs (probably black/black to complete the vanishing act when the lights turn down). As things clean up, I'll be sure to post.

I do need to look at room treatments and/or changing my amplification (Arcam AVR-350) as it seems a touch polite with vocals somewhat recessed -- low mids seem to have a hole. I'm betting its the room, not the receiver though.
post #251 of 2935
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Originally Posted by sauruman View Post

Excellent setup - pics pls!
(I know, I owe some to this thread as well, but the room is a disaster right now!)

I'm have the ref 3.1 (black/stainless) and am looking to add the AVs (probably black/black to complete the vanishing act when the lights turn down). As things clean up, I'll be sure to post.

I do need to look at room treatments and/or changing my amplification (Arcam AVR-350) as it seems a touch polite with vocals somewhat recessed -- low mids seem to have a hole. I'm betting its the room, not the receiver though.


My home is also torn apart due to holiday decorating, and I still have not found a permanent home for the Rear Ref AVs. They are currently sitting on chairs in the kithchen nook behind the sofa in the family room.

I tested two AMPs/Receivers side by side through the Gallos, and there was a considerable difference between them. Using the Emotiva DMC1 & MPS1, the sound staging & imaging were better. Using a B&K reveiver, the bass was much tighter. My decision was to Go with the Emotiva, and add a Sub. I added the JL Audio Fathom F113. This worked and then some.
post #252 of 2935
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Originally Posted by RuggSkins View Post

I tested two AMPs/Receivers side by side through the Gallos, and there was a considerable difference between them. Using the Emotiva DMC1 & MPS1, the sound staging & imaging were better. Using a B&K reveiver, the bass was much tighter. My decision was to Go with the Emotiva, and add a Sub. I added the JL Audio Fathom F113. This worked and then some.

I have heard that the Gallos are very revealing of upstream components and this seems to bear that out. just out of curiousity, what colour combo did you settle on? Black/Black? Black/Stainless or the very rare white/white?
post #253 of 2935
Best place to purchase Gallos?
post #254 of 2935
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Originally Posted by sauruman View Post

I have heard that the Gallos are very revealing of upstream components and this seems to bear that out. just out of curiousity, what colour combo did you settle on? Black/Black? Black/Stainless or the very rare white/white?


Black on Black for the rear Ref AVS. Center AVs & Ref 3.1 are Black/Stainless. However, the colors aren't as noticable with all of the covers on them. I keep on the coveers because I have two teens, two dogs and a cat. Maybe someday I will be able to uncover them to show off the unique modern looking speakers.
post #255 of 2935
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Originally Posted by drew138 View Post

Best place to purchase Gallos?


If I were you, I would Visit the Gallo web site. They have a dealer locator on the site. This way, if the dealer has the speakers on display, you can listen to them before buying them.

Before I bought my Gallos, I listened to them compared side by side with a number of different speakers in the same price range + - $500. I also listened to them through different PRE/PROs
post #256 of 2935
Does anyone have or had the Nucleus Micro subwoofer (the spherical sub with the 8" driver)? Any impressions? I was thinking of buying a used one to cover the higher bass, then my SVS to cover the 50 Hz down...
post #257 of 2935
Hi Everyone,

As you can see this is my 1st post and finally have saved up some to get a decent 5.1 system but would like to know what you guys with more experience think and maybe can enlighten me.

Would like to get an opinion/comment/suggesstions on Gallo A'Diva Ti 5.1 configurations. I'm thinking of gettting the A'Diva Tis without the Gallo sub and instead get an SVS powered sub. I would also like to know would it be better to connect the A'Divas Tis thru the Sub or connect it to the AV receiver. Here is how I am planning to set up my system :

1) 5 x Gallo A'Diva T1 (front, center, left and rear surrounds)

2) SVS 25-31 PCi Powered Cylinder Sub
h ttp://svsound dot com/products-sub-cyl-pcpow3.cfm

3) ONKYO TXSR705 AV Receiver
h ttp://www.accessories4less dot com/cgi-bin/item/ONKTXSR705

Any comments, opinions (+ or -) and suggestions will be helpful.

Thanks very much in advance

avs2k
post #258 of 2935
I think the A'Diva Ti with SVS is a great setup. At the moment I have two Gallo systems: a 5.1 Nucleus Micro with SVS SB12+ and a 2.1 A'diva Ti with PB10-ISD (eventually a 7.1 when my basement is done). The subs blend pretty well with the mains, especially the A'diva Tis.

The only real recommendation I'd make is to make sure to calibrate the system, as the SVS can easily overpower the Gallos. It's part art/part science to get them to blend well, but when they do, they sound amazing.

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Originally Posted by avs2k View Post

Hi Everyone,

As you can see this is my 1st post and finally have saved up some to get a decent 5.1 system but would like to know what you guys with more experience think and maybe can enlighten me.

Would like to get an opinion/comment/suggesstions on Gallo A'Diva Ti 5.1 configurations. I'm thinking of gettting the A'Diva Tis without the Gallo sub and instead get an SVS powered sub. I would also like to know would it be better to connect the A'Divas Tis thru the Sub or connect it to the AV receiver. Here is how I am planning to set up my system :

1) 5 x Gallo A'Diva T1 (front, center, left and rear surrounds)

2) SVS 25-31 PCi Powered Cylinder Sub
h ttp://svsound dot com/products-sub-cyl-pcpow3.cfm

3) ONKYO TXSR705 AV Receiver
h ttp://www.accessories4less dot com/cgi-bin/item/ONKTXSR705

Any comments, opinions (+ or -) and suggestions will be helpful.

Thanks very much in advance

avs2k
post #259 of 2935
Hey Pardeisa,

Thanks for your input. Do you connect your 5.1 Nucleus Micros thru the SVS sub or thru the AV receiver ?

Good luck with your basement, that should be the best for enjoyment of you system.

avs2k

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Originally Posted by Patdeisa View Post

I think the A'Diva Ti with SVS is a great setup. At the moment I have two Gallo systems: a 5.1 Nucleus Micro with SVS SB12+ and a 2.1 A'diva Ti with PB10-ISD (eventually a 7.1 when my basement is done). The subs blend pretty well with the mains, especially the A'diva Tis.

The only real recommendation I'd make is to make sure to calibrate the system, as the SVS can easily overpower the Gallos. It's part art/part science to get them to blend well, but when they do, they sound amazing.
post #260 of 2935
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Originally Posted by avs2k View Post

Hey Pardeisa,

Thanks for your input. Do you connect your 5.1 Nucleus Micros thru the SVS sub or thru the AV receiver ?

Good luck with your basement, that should be the best for enjoyment of you system.

avs2k

I let the receiver do all of the bass management. It's easier and tidier as well.
post #261 of 2935
How do the Gallo 3.1's sound at lower volumes? I don't play at high volume anymore and need a speaker to sound good at idle or a bit above.
post #262 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Teisco View Post

How do the Gallo 3.1's sound at lower volumes? I don't play at high volume anymore and need a speaker to sound good at idle or a bit above.

I often listen at low volume late at night. I love to turn off the lights and experience the disappering act. Airy and revealing, the imaging remains pinpoint. James Taylor's baritone sounds wonderful. That being said, I still love to crank 'em!
post #263 of 2935
Does anyone here know anything about the Anthony Gallo Nucleus Reference Ultimates?
post #264 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Patdeisa View Post

Does anyone have or had the Nucleus Micro subwoofer (the spherical sub with the 8" driver)? Any impressions? I was thinking of buying a used one to cover the higher bass, then my SVS to cover the 50 Hz down...

I have one. If you have the original Nucleus Micros it matches very well. Up until about a year ago my 3 fronts were Micros with the Sub connected passively to the front pair. It served me very well for years, until I got a chance to listen to the A'Diva Tis.

I moved my front two Micros to the rear, and left the sub on them for SACD/DVD-Audio tasks (leaving them set to large in the processor).

Before I did the A'Diva Ti upgrade I bought a Velodyne DLS3750 right when they were discontinued at a screaming good deal (they were replaced by the DLS3750R which is shinier looking and has a remote control). I did almost exactly what you are asking about and it worked well for me. As with anything I had to play around with placement a bit to make sure my bass was flatter rather than having lots of cancellation or too much bass at different frequency bands.
post #265 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Shawn Parr View Post

I have one. If you have the original Nucleus Micros it matches very well. Up until about a year ago my 3 fronts were Micros with the Sub connected passively to the front pair. It served me very well for years, until I got a chance to listen to the A'Diva Tis.

I moved my front two Micros to the rear, and left the sub on them for SACD/DVD-Audio tasks (leaving them set to large in the processor).

Before I did the A'Diva Ti upgrade I bought a Velodyne DLS3750 right when they were discontinued at a screaming good deal (they were replaced by the DLS3750R which is shinier looking and has a remote control). I did almost exactly what you are asking about and it worked well for me. As with anything I had to play around with placement a bit to make sure my bass was flatter rather than having lots of cancellation or too much bass at different frequency bands.

Thanks for getting back. I'm also considering doing another 2.0 or 2.1 system in my office, so I am keeping it in mind.
post #266 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Teisco View Post

Does anyone here know anything about the Anthony Gallo Nucleus Reference Ultimates?

Haven't heard about Ultimates, but this is what I'd imagine: http://www.roundsound.com/reference-5-ls-speakers.html
post #267 of 2935
I had been using Phase Technology speakers for my home theater but had a pair of 3.1s for my stereo. I've decided to integrate the systems from an electronics perspective and get rid of the phase techs. My plan is to run 3.1s L/R, Ref AV Center, and A'Diva Tis for side and rear surrounds. I have an IB sub.
post #268 of 2935
im intrested in getting some anthony gallo speakers ive obsessed about them as of late first question is will a pair of refrence 3.1 loud speakers work with a onkyo tx-sr605 av receiver without a amplifier? what about a Denon AVR-2808CI the reason i ask is becouse i want to little by little pice a superb home theater system cept my funds are to say the least a little limited but the way i figure its better to have 2 good speakers than to have 7 crappy ones am i right? what would you guys get the ref 3.1 or the ref av loud speakers some one please help . i dont want to spend an arm and a leg on a receiver if the onkyo would do and for future knowledge could someone explain to me how would i be able to tell if a speaker would be compatible with a receiver so i dont always have to ask someone in this forum pleaseee.
post #269 of 2935
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Originally Posted by neurotic-spy View Post

im intrested in getting some anthony gallo speakers ive obsessed about them as of late first question is will a pair of refrence 3.1 loud speakers work with a onkyo tx-sr605 av receiver without a amplifier? what about a Denon AVR-2808CI the reason i ask is becouse i want to little by little pice a superb home theater system cept my funds are to say the least a little limited but the way i figure its better to have 2 good speakers than to have 7 crappy ones am i right? what would you guys get the ref 3.1 or the ref av loud speakers some one please help . i dont want to spend an arm and a leg on a receiver if the onkyo would do and for future knowledge could someone explain to me how would i be able to tell if a speaker would be compatible with a receiver so i dont always have to ask someone in this forum pleaseee.

I've tried Denon/Onkyo/Yamaha. etc...by far the best sounding receiver to use with the Gallo's is Harman Kardon. Just my .02 cents
post #270 of 2935
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Originally Posted by neurotic-spy View Post

im intrested in getting some anthony gallo speakers ive obsessed about them as of late first question is will a pair of refrence 3.1 loud speakers work with a onkyo tx-sr605 av receiver without a amplifier? what about a Denon AVR-2808CI the reason i ask is becouse i want to little by little pice a superb home theater system cept my funds are to say the least a little limited but the way i figure its better to have 2 good speakers than to have 7 crappy ones am i right? what would you guys get the ref 3.1 or the ref av loud speakers some one please help . i dont want to spend an arm and a leg on a receiver if the onkyo would do and for future knowledge could someone explain to me how would i be able to tell if a speaker would be compatible with a receiver so i dont always have to ask someone in this forum pleaseee.

I have Emotiva Amplifier (MPS1) & Pre-Amp (DMC1), and the systems sounds fantastic.
Gallo Ref 3.1's for the Front
Gallo Ref AV's for the Center and Surrounds
JL Audio Fathom F113 for the Sub.

If you are concerned about $$$$ as I was, Emotiva only sells direct though their Web-Site. They offer integrated Amps, as well as seperates. They have a 30 days trial for their equipment, so if you don't like the sound, or want to run side buy side comparissions (that's what I did) with another Amp, your $$$ exposure is limited to the shipping costs of returning the equipment... if you don't think they sound the best to you. visit emotiva.com to see what they have and what the prices are.
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