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post #2761 of 2935
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Originally Posted by hokasu View Post

Does anyone know the minimum impedance of the Strada 2s? I'm looking into power options - including Rotel Class D amps - and knowing how difficult they are to drive would be helpful. A impedance / frequency impedance curve would be edifying.

I believe this is what you're looking for...

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/bookshelf-speakers/bookshelf-speakers/anthony-gallo-acoustics-reference-strada-loudspeaker-and-tr3-subwoofer/page-4-the-gallo-acoustics-strada-loudspeakers-and-tr-3-subwoofer-in-use.html
post #2762 of 2935
Any info about new speaker 3.5?
post #2763 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Dr.sah View Post

Any info about new speaker 3.5?

It's not really new. What info would you like? smile.gif
post #2764 of 2935
Sorry, for 3.5 replacment.
I have 3.5 now.
post #2765 of 2935
Why do some companies feel like they need to come up with new models every few years? Seems like the 3.5's only came out a few years ago (and it did). Kind of disheartening to buy a model only to see it being discontinued so quickly. Seems like Gallo has become one of those companies, the Reference 3 series having gone through 4 revisions in a very short time compared with other speaker models. The stand out speaker company in this regards is Magnepan with the 1.6's garnering rave reviews for 12 years before the 1.7 came out.
post #2766 of 2935
Hey guys,

Is it possible to biamp the Gallo Stradas using a multichannel amp or reciever?

Otherwise, would a 2 channel zone amp like this one, http://www.sherbourn.com/products/4z75, be sufficient for a 3.1 or 4.1 nearfield setup, with the Stradas as mains?
post #2767 of 2935
The reference 3.5 is not discontinued, it is still on their website, with a reduced price. As I understand it the price reduction is due simply to some changes in the cast aluminum column that supports the driver array. I do not thing the driver array has changed, the strada II seems to me to be design change to make them easier to drive and better on a desktop. I have a pair and enjoy them very much. Well, looking at their website it states "while supplies last" perhaps they are discontinued, likely due to those manufacturing issues mentioned above. i cant find anything on a replacement, likely going with the Classicos in that arena.

As for bi-amping your best bet is going to be to pick up the dedicated sub amp. there are two sets of terminals. One is for a full range connection. the other is only for the second voice coil of the woofer, you will damage it if you feed it a full range signal. it will need to be low passed at 80 hz. so, you cannot biamp in the traditional sense with the amplifiers you are looking at. If you run a high passed signal from an AVr with crossover you will not then feed the woofer's first voice coil with a signal.

A quick read of the manual would be helpful.

smile.gif

In my case I have my Gallo Ref 3.5 crossed over at 80hz, I am not running them with a full range signal. I have a pair of VMPS subs to take care of the low end. i do this because I am driving them with an AVA U70 tube amp with 35 watts a channel and want to let the subs do all the heavy lifting. I get plenty of volume with this set up. Interestingly enough, even crossed over at 80 hz I get quite a bit of activity with the woofer even though it is supposed to be crossed over at 80 hz. I think the crossover slope is pretty shallow.

here is a nice review that gives a little more information: http://www.adventuresinhifiaudio.com/25/04/2012/the-anthony-gallo-acoustics-nucleus-reference-3-5-speakers-redefining-pure-genius/
post #2768 of 2935
Guys, what speaker cables do you recomend for ref 3.5?
post #2769 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Dr.sah View Post

Guys, what speaker cables do you recomend for ref 3.5?

Have you tried http://stereomatic.com/ ? Black Cat has some awesome cables.

Similar to Gallo, their products far exceed their price range.
post #2770 of 2935
Hi Guys,
just want to tell you that I have also ordered a pair of 3.5 after reading your nice feed-back here.

Have them not yet in my possession, but I am also waiting for a new power amp that will not be available before a couple of weeks more ( I hope)
post #2771 of 2935
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Originally Posted by shaghi View Post

Is it possible to bi-amp the Gallo Stradas using a multichannel amp or receiver?
No, unless you fit a second pair of terminal posts as each Strada has only pair. I e-mailed AG HQ about this and AG responded that bi-wiring has little effect with cross-over less speakers. As far as bi-amping them, they're more or less only mid and treble anyway, some upper bass but no large bass bass to warrant an amp to drive the bass units.

I found that shortening and shortening the speakers cables until I was down to 1 foot made the sound better and better.
Edited by Ian AS - 9/18/13 at 1:18pm
post #2772 of 2935
Hello all,

I am looking forward to set up a secondary AV room at home; the room will be a dedicated one, but it is kinda small: 11,5ft x 11,5ft .

So I started looking for audiophile-grade on-wall speakers, and eventually I came across Gallo's Strada 2, which were a pleasant discovering for me. Perhaps you could help me with several questions which come to my mind at a first glance:

1) I plan on purchasing 5 x Strada 2 + 2 x TR1 . This is, a typical 5.2 setup ( FL / C / FR / RL / RR + SWL + SWR). Center Strada will be purchased in that "90º turned" special configuration for using it as a center channel. Usage will be HT (40%) , Stereo music (40%) and multichannel music (20%).

I wonder if you consider this configuration to be a good one, or perhaps using Strada 2 for the RL / RR channels seems a bit overkill.


2) 2 x TR1 subwoofers.... opinions ? I think they will be OK for such a small room, but I'd like to listen to other people's experiences.

3) Amplification. For comparison's sake, I use a Rotel RMB-1095 (preamped via a RSP-1572, source is OPPO BDP-105) for my living room's Nautilus 804 (front) , HTM1 (center) and 805 (rear). Quite frankly, I was hoping to drive the stradas with something less... massive. But, on the other hand, my first priority is that I do not want them to "starve" power-wise.... so any alternative suggestions on a good preamp + multichannel_amp combo for the 5 stradas is welcome. Or, if you think I should purchase another rotel combo 1075+1095 for driving the stradas too, please let me know.


thanks for your help !
post #2773 of 2935
How will an Onkyo TX-NR1010 fair powering a Classico 3 frontstage with the CL-C center?

Specs:



Amplifier Section
Power Output
All Channels 140 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Front L/R 140 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
170 W + 170 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Center 140 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
170 W + 170 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround L/R 140 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
170 W + 170 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Surround Back L/R 140 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
170 W + 170 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Dynamic Power 320 W (3 ohms, 1 ch)
270 W (4 ohms, 1 ch)
160 W (8 ohms, 1 ch)
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise) 0.05% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Rated power)
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
2.5 mV/47 k-ohms (Phono MM)
Maximum RCA Output Level and Impedance 5.5 V/470 ohms (Pre out)
Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
Tone Control ±10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 110 dB (Line, IHF-A)
80 dB (Phono MM, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 4 Ohms16 Ohms or 6 Ohms16 Ohms
post #2774 of 2935
I currently have the 3.5's paired with the AG sub amp. I'm considering getting a sub to further reinforce the already great bass. Is anyone else doing this with the 3.5's and sub amp? I am considering Velodynes DD10+.
post #2775 of 2935
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Originally Posted by jmvt View Post

Hello all,

I am looking forward to set up a secondary AV room at home; the room will be a dedicated one, but it is kinda small: 11,5ft x 11,5ft .


2) 2 x TR1 subwoofers.... opinions ? I think they will be OK for such a small room, but I'd like to listen to other people's experiences.

3) Amplification.

First, welcome to AVS. I think the Strada's would make an excellent choice for your surround system! They love power, so give 'em as much power as you can. I haven't listened to the Strada II's yet, but I can tell you the original Strada's are inefficient and are power hungry. The efficiency has improved on the newer Strada's.

As for dual subwoofers, I think it's a great idea. This doesn't necessarily mean more bass, but it means better distributed bass throughout the room. Lower frequencies are very tricky in a small room. More subs mean you'll have less trouble getting proper bass at your favorite listening positions.
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Originally Posted by bluemark81 View Post

I currently have the 3.5's paired with the AG sub amp. I'm considering getting a sub to further reinforce the already great bass. Is anyone else doing this with the 3.5's and sub amp? I am considering Velodynes DD10+.

I have 5 3.5's throughout my living room and one subwoofer. The main left and right 3.5's have the SA amp powering their 2nd voice coil. The bass is more than sufficient for me when listening to 2-channel music. I don't use the sub at all. The only reason I added a subwoofer was to catch the .1 in 5.1 tracks without having to use any kind of bass management.
post #2776 of 2935
I have 2x REL B2 subs with my Anthony Gallo 3.5 and I found it marvelous as REL really allows seamless integration with the mains allowing very precise settings for the cut off frequency.
I also tried AG SA Amp two times and I discovered minor degradation in sound while connected like that. I tried Hi Level and Lo Level connection and practically all different kind of settings. There was more boxed like presentation of sound and not so nice dimensionality in sound like without AG SA Amp and that is why I did not decided for that solution. You can read more about this here and here. But still I'm always tempted to try it again as now I have another amp and im curious again what would happen here.

best, d.
post #2777 of 2935
I purchased Reference 3.5s a few weeks back and was looking to purchase a Strada center to match.

I got a great deal on a Strada 2 center and decided to get it instead of the Strada 1. Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice. Will the Strada 2 center be an okay match with the Ref 3.5s? I'd rather not go through the hassle of returning it, but if it's not a good timbre match, perhaps I should.

I haven't moved into my new place yet so haven't actually been able to try them out yet.
post #2778 of 2935
^ Got an answer directly from Gallo - folks at Gallo also own the 3.5s with the Strada 2 center and confirm that they work great and match up perfectly.
post #2779 of 2935
They should work ok.
post #2780 of 2935

Hi All

 

I am about to sell my Cyrus gear (two powerful Mono X amps and a preamp/DAC) and intend on replacing with the Marantz SR7007 which is currently available cheaply. I have 2 Strada 2s and a TR-3D sub. I intend to add a central unit shortly. Will the SR7007 be enough?

 

Any recommendations on how to set this up also warmly received, thanks!

post #2781 of 2935
I bought a Sherwood Newcastle R-972 about a year ago and ran 5 Stradas using it's internal amps with no problem. This was in a 39 foot by 14 foot room with vaulted celings that opens into a similar sized room. I was able to play blu rays at very loud volumes without distortion. Your Strada 2s are more efficient than my original Stradas and should be even more content to be used with the built in amps of a receiver.

After several weeks of use, I connected my Outlaw Audio 7125 ampifier. It was able to play even louder without strain and sounded slightly more natural but it really was not a huge difference. I expect you will be satisfied using the Marantz. Good luck with your decision.
post #2782 of 2935
I bought a Sherwood Newcastle R-972 about a year ago and ran 5 Stradas using it's internal amps with no problem. This was in a 39 foot by 14 foot room with vaulted celings that opens into a similar sized room. I was able to play blu rays at very loud volumes without distortion. Your Strada 2s are more efficient than my original Stradas and should be even more content to be used with the built in amps of a receiver.

After several weeks of use, I connected my Outlaw Audio 7125 ampifier. It was able to play even louder without strain and sounded slightly more natural but it really was not a huge difference. I expect you will be satisfied using the Marantz. Good luck with your decision.
post #2783 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Encom Tron View Post

I bought a Sherwood Newcastle R-972 about a year ago and ran 5 Stradas using it's internal amps with no problem. This was in a 39 foot by 14 foot room with vaulted celings that opens into a similar sized room. I was able to play blu rays at very loud volumes without distortion. Your Strada 2s are more efficient than my original Stradas and should be even more content to be used with the built in amps of a receiver.

After several weeks of use, I connected my Outlaw Audio 7125 ampifier. It was able to play even louder without strain and sounded slightly more natural but it really was not a huge difference. I expect you will be satisfied using the Marantz. Good luck with your decision.

Thanks very much Tom. I plan to use mine for music also. I suppose the stradas are just not big speakers either. The sub is active so the Marantz for L, R and Centre will be fine then, especially as the Marantz has double the power of the Sherwood. Thanks for the reassurance!

post #2784 of 2935
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Originally Posted by zenpmd View Post

Hi All

I am about to sell my Cyrus gear (two powerful Mono X amps and a preamp/DAC) and intend on replacing with the Marantz SR7007 which is currently available cheaply. I have 2 Strada 2s and a TR-3D sub. I intend to add a central unit shortly. Will the SR7007 be enough?

Any recommendations on how to set this up also warmly received, thanks!

Hi,

May I ask, what is your opinion on this new TR-3D Sub?

Bazzy!
post #2785 of 2935
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Originally Posted by Bazzy View Post


Hi,

May I ask, what is your opinion on this new TR-3D Sub?

Bazzy!

Hi Bazzy, 

 

Its hard for me to say, since this is the first sub I've ever owned, and my only previous hi fidelity experience are KEF LS50. Its still early days but I really love it with the Strada 2; there is just no colouration; lots of detail yet no brightness at all! The sub has got impressive power when it needs it, and watching a horror film at times last night it was really impressive.

post #2786 of 2935
What is gallo 3.5 max spl? How loud they can go.?
post #2787 of 2935

Hey Sr Sah- I recognize your name from computer audiophile! :)

post #2788 of 2935
I am looking for a bit of advice from which some of you may find rediculous, but bare with me, it's a sickness! I am considering adding a sub or two to my 2 ch system which consists of:

Anthony Gallo Ref 3.5
Anthony Gallo SA amp
Simaudio i7 amp
Simaudio Supernova CDP
Bryston BDA-1 DAC
Mac Mini as a music server
Stello U3 digital interface
DSPeaker Anti-Mode Duial 2.0 Room Correction Processor

My room is very long and narrow at 33ft x 10.5ft with my system facing the long direction. I sit roughly 10 ft from my system. The room is acoustically treated and I also have the DSPeaker to also help with the room.

Although the 3.5's have remarkebly good bass, I am always seeking a bit better and have been looking at a few different subs to reinforce the low end. Because the room is so narrow, I would want to go with a compact sub. I was highly favoring going with one Velodyne DD10+, but I am somewhat interested in possibly two TR-3D AG subs as well which I could get for less than one of the Velodynes. Other subs I've considered are the JL Audio Fathom 112, the SVS SB13-Ultra, but they are just too large. Two of the SVS SB12-NSD may also be a possibility.

Does anyone have experience using a sub or subs with their 3.5's? In particular, the TR-3D's?
post #2789 of 2935
Yes, correct one.
post #2790 of 2935
I have a pair of vmps smaller subs I use with my ref 3.5. A pair is definitely the way to go.
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