Gallo Micros

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Brad Scott, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott Agent

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2001
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Probably covered many times before, but how do these little guys sound? My room is 21 x 13 — will these Micros be sufficient?

    I'm finding it hard to believe that these little 4" speakers (with no tweeter) will sound at all impressive. What's the real scoop?

    Thanks
     
  2. RogersK

    RogersK Auditioning

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey dude:
    I have not heard them, but I am looking for a HT speaker setup now, and liked the looks of them on paper.
    My room is gonna be 19 X 13, similar to yours.

    I am thinking the Micros (4") not be enough for rooms our size. Now they do make a little larger speakers, 5 inch, that may be more suitable.

    These things are not cheap though. I was thinking maybe getting the Due' for the front left, right, and center, and then the Micros for the surrounds. The Due' is actually two micros with a tweeter in the middle I think. However, at retail price, this would run around $3000 (600 for each Due, and assuming 4 surrounds for 7.1 sound, and subwoofer). I believe the speakers are good, but probably not worth $3000.
     
  3. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. DarrenAlan

    DarrenAlan Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    To my ears the Gallos sounded thin & brittle. This is in a listening room of a good shop with Josephs, horns, etc. powered by good megabuck equipment. I don't think they'd work for that room size either.

    If it's small & unobtrusive you're looking for, why not look into the KEF KHT 2005.2?
     
  5. gregD

    gregD Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    0
    Most anything will sound second-rate compared to Joseph's... they're among the 3 best I've ever heard.

    Meanwhile, I've heard the Micros (hooked up to NAD), and I think they sound rather excellent for their size and price... but this was in a near-field setup (12 x 12 - ?) at a dealer... I'm pretty sure they would be insufficient in your 13 x 21 room.

    Have not heard the Due's, but their new floorstanding Reference 3 is a terrific full-range speaker... and it better be for $3500/pr.

    I would avoid Gallo subs in any event... 'flabby'-sounding.

    I think you might wanna move up in size to bookshelves or small monitors on stands.
     
  6. Tim Ranger

    Tim Ranger Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2002
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've heard the Gallos. They have some good qualities considering their size. But, I don't really think they'll come close to doing what you want unless you go for the Duos. I think you're paying a premium for them being so small. Personally, I'd check out the ELT system from ACI. I've heard it sounds quite good, looks great and you can try it out for 30 days.
     
  7. Nhan_H

    Nhan_H Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2003
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a pair of Micros that I use for rear speakers. They do a fine job for movies, but for DVD-A and SACD, they do sound a little bright, harsh, and brittle. I only have some PSB 6Ts to compare them to at home. Sadly no Josephs [​IMG]

    I'll second the AV123 (or ACI) ELTs [​IMG]


    BTW, Uvola? (the egg-shaped speakers in one of the posts above) Wasn't that the episode in which Seinfeld couldn't remember the girl he's been dating's name? [​IMG]
     
  8. Kevin*Harley

    Kevin*Harley Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    0
    Micros were on my audition list when I purchased a system for my parents.

    Ended up with Canton Plus XL. IMO better sound for the $.
     

Share This Page