Originally Posted by RDD337
Anybody looking for this cable let me know. I bought this together with the Ref 3.5 and when I tried to install the other day it's a little too short the way I set up my room. My wife does not want me to move the audio rack. And another problem is that my receiver does not accept spade lugs. Not sure if its worth it to change the spade to banana plug on one end. Very disappointed not able to try it for the first time an expensive cable to my system. So PM me if you are interested
Before you list your loudspeaker cable you should know there is a cheap and effective fix for you. There are spade to banana adapters available. The speaker cable you have is a very good one. It would cost you to replace the pair for ones of similar quality. Try this at least:
I also need to say this about the performance of Gallo Ref 3.5's besides what I have previously stated in several posts in these pages. I bought mine new. They followed several much more expensive highly regarded high end loudspeakers including Avalons and PMC's.
Owners have given up on the Gallos Ref 3.5's without serious effort to optimize them:
They take many hours to break in, several hundred actually. They sound congested and strained without this investment in time and patience
Placement is critical and they need room to breathe and the more the better. They require distance from the front and side walls due to that CDT units wide dispersion.
Finally, they like power. Again, the more the better to really open them up. Owners, because of the price point of the speakers, tend to put them in mid-fi setups never realizing their performance potential.
The Gallo Ref 3.5's were a real bargain and will never again be duplicated at their original price point or at any price point for that matter. They are a true engineering marvel, no crossover, no enclosure and no maximum power limit. That CDT is unique and exemplary for the industry.
I have no plans, either immediate or long range, to replace them, they are that good. They can be used to reveal the nuances of the very finest high end equipment, in my case, $150K.
My experience anyway for what it is worth!