Gallo Strada 2 Speakers and TR-3D Subwoofers


Introduction to the Gallo Strada 2 Speakers and TR-3D Subwoofers

If you've read any of my reviews before, you know I am a fan of Anthony Gallo Acoustics loudspeakers. I reviewed the original Strada loudspeaker and TR-3 subwoofer in 2010 and was so impressed I almost bought them. The only reason I didn't was because I knew the Reference 3.5 was coming. Those? I bought those, and they are still my reference loudspeaker (however, the 3.5 will be discontinued soon). Gallo claims the new Strada 2 loudspeakers are even better than the original Strada, and the TR-3D is an improvement over then TR3. Both new speakers use almost identical technology to that of the Reference 3.5. Another salvo by Gallo has leveled the paying field between the new Strada 2 and the Reference 3.5s even more. The price of the Strada 2 and TR-3D is identical to the earlier models. The complete system cost with stands weighs in at $4,417 (which includes two TR-3D subs). This used to be a lot cheaper than the $5,995 Reference 3.5. Gallo recently reduced the price of the Reference 3.5 to $3,995, plus an additional $749 for the amp. Now, the price of the two systems is almost identical, within less than $400. The question is, which is better? We will see.


Strada 2 Speakers

  • Design: One-way, Sealed Enclosure, Powder-coated Cast Aluminum, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Drivers: One Cylindrical Diaphragm Tweeter, Two 4" Carbon Fiber
  • MFR: 68 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB (In Room with Boundary Reinforcement, Speakers within 1' of Wall)
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 90dB/1 Watt/1 Meter
  • Power Handling: 150 Watts RMS. Minimum Suggested Power: 10 Watts RMS
  • Connections: 5-way Gold-plated Speaker Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 5" H x 13" W x 6.5" D
  • Weight: 13.5 Pounds/each
  • Price: $1,998/pair USD, $450/pair for Optional Stands

TR-3D Subwoofer

  • Design: Powered Subwoofer, Sealed Enclosure
  • Driver: 10" Anodized Aluminum
  • Amplifier Power: 300 Watts RMS, Class D
  • MFR: 18 Hz - 180 Hz ± 3 dB
  • Connections: Two RCA In, Two RCA Out, Five-way Speaker Binding Posts
  • Phase 0/180 Switch
  • Low Pass: 50 to 180Hz, Continuously Variable with LFE By-pass Switch
  • Bass EQ: 0, +3dB, +6dB, 30Hz Center Frequency
  • Dimensions: 12" H x 10.75" W x 13.5" D
  • Weight: 33 Pounds
  • MSRP: $984.50 USD
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