Floor-standing Speakers

Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.5 Speakers

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Introduction

In 2007, I reviewed the Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers along with Gallo's Reference AV center, A'Diva rears and the Reference SA subwoofer amplifier. I liked them so much I bought the entire system. Recently, Gallo has released the new Reference 3.5 speaker, replacing the venerable Reference 3.1. The new speaker looks outwardly very similar, but the MSRP has doubled. Anthony Gallo Acoustics promises that even of the speakers look similar, they deliver a significant jump in performance over the previous generation. In this review, I try to determine if the improvement in performance is worth the significant additional cost.

Specifications

  • Design: Three-way Sealed Enclosures (No Crossover Network Involved; 125 Hz Filter at Woofer Binding Posts)
  • Drivers: One 1" Film Tweeter, Two 4" Fiber Cone Midrange, One 10" Aluminum Cone Woofer
  • MFR: 34 Hz – 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB at 1 Watt and 1 Meter
  • Power Handling: 350 Watts RMS
  • Dimensions: 35" H x 8" w x 16" D
  • Weight: 47 Pounds/each
  • Available Finishes: Matte Black, Brushed Stainless Steel with Matte Black Composite Base
  • MSRP: $5999/pair USA; Optional Grilles: $390/pair
  • Reference SA Amplifier to Drive the Woofers: $999 USA
  • Upgrade from Reference 3.1 to 3.5: $3200/pair (Contact Anthony Gallo Acoustics for More Information)
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