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A new kid on the block? Anthony Gallo Acoustics Nucleus Micro System

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Nic Rhodes, Jun 16, 2002.

  1. Nic Rhodes

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    KEF eggs are very popular out there I think they are a very interesting product. Small good looking with a wonderful coherence. The bass needs serious work and there are a few other short comings but they are deservedly popular, especially with those with wives.

    Now I think KEF realise they aren’t a ‘complete’ product and hence a mark 2 is on the way shortly (a very KEF thing by the way, loads of Mark 2 products!!).

    Well I had read about Gallo speakers in the states for ages. I think it might be the same Gallo who used to play with valves, Altex and Lowther drive units for Sound Practices. Well I got to hear them the other day. I think they may offer a serious alternative to some out there.

    www.anthonygallo.co.uk
    email: enquires@anthonygallo.co.uk

    The speakers are being brought in to the UK by a non hi-fi company (GPS supplier I think) and will be placed in only about 30 specialist dealers. What I heard certainly places them in the seriously interesting category. I really fancy a set my self.

    Gallo speakers are a 4 inch sphere with a 3 inch full range driver. Exactly as it sounds. It has a single full range drive unit which means no crossover. This brings HUGE gains in my book. The sat make a decent stab a full range (claimed 80 hz to 18khz, but seemed more like 120hz to me) Basically all you need, very good for a single drive unit. Efficiency is claimed at 89 dB / 1W but seemed higher to me, 91 /92 dB / 1W. Very easy to drive. . There are matching passive and active subs. The 5.1 active set is about £1300 and a pair of balls (+ passive sub) £300 / 400 I think, can’t quite remember. They come in eight colours (bronze, matt black, canery yellow, gloss black, wine red, snow white, coballt blue and standard Stainless Steel.) There is a elegant wallflower speaker stand, wall mount or a rubber gromet stand (honest!!) which holds the balls.

    The sub isn’t really a sub more a woofer module so you can still add that gut wrenching Servo15! Basically we are talking a sub / sat combo here.

    Now the good bit The sound. The speaker is so tiny is easily fits into you hand but the sound…. It does some things REALLY WELL, and I mean class leading. The metal ball means no internal resonance or diffraction problems. The lack of crossover means great spatial resolution and coherence (better than UniQ). Huge soundstage with excellent imaging in a tiny ‘designer’ package. Well matched and tonally coherent and cohesive sound stage. Works with music and films. It will win many friends.


    Sound is big and makes The Perfect Sound recommended components list. (Active sub is Best Buy). $1500 in the states

    I really liked what I heard and am borrowing a set for further evaluation. Check it out……
     
  2. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Nic,

    I was going to post a big spiel about these a week or so ago but thought that everyone would think I was just advertising.

    At StereoStereo we like to keep trying stuff to make sure we are offering the best sound for your pound. Ian decided to have a look at these and the distributor brought them in. I have to say that I took one look at them being unboxed and left the room laughing, went to Alan and asked what on earth Ian was playing at wasting a morning getting these in......Then...

    After they were set up and Ian had mucked around he asked me to go and check them out. Ian left the room, not having said what he thought about them. I put on some music and some films and my jaw HIT THE FLOOR. I was astounded, amazed in fact. What a sound from those little things. They do limit high frequencies which I think is one of the reasons they sound so pleasant. Seriosly considering getting rid of my cheapo B+W's....


    Glad to say that SS are one of the dealers in Scotland and that hopefully Convergent will be able to benefit from this too!

    Gordon

    p.s. OT Bonnec amps just got better......
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    Exactly my feeling. Didn't take them seriously until they were playing and then the jaw hit the floor. I think they are lovely and I am not a fan of this sort of stuff normally. Best I've heard.
     
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    Very interesting, I'd thought there would be more interest. Seem very WAF aswell. Look forward to read your evaluation of these 'Golden balls'.

    Philmate.
     
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    How do they compare to the Eclipse TD512/508?

    they seem to be a pretty similar design philosophy, but are quite a bit more expensive.
     
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    Does anyone know how much two satellites would typically cost?
     
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    Nic

    Have you been on the 'wacky backy' again? Surely not better than the Uni-Q!!!:D
     
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    Did a quick search and found the following prices from Peter Tyson

    Anthony Gallo M2 Hifi system Nucleus micro Speakers x 2, Black or White finish. £ 299.99
    Gloss Black, Cobalt Blue, Wine red, Stainless Steel, Canary Yellow and Bronze £ 349.99

    Anthony Gallo M3 AV system Nucleus micro Speakers x 5, Black or White finish. £ 449.99
    Gloss Black, Cobalt Blue, Wine red, Stainless Steel, Canary Yellow and Bronze £ 524.99

    MPS150 Anthony Gallo Powered Subwoofer £ 499.99

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    YJ
     
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    Nic Rhodes or Gordon or any one else whose heard them for that matter, how do they sound compared to the kef eggs?
     
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    I think it would be inappropriate for me to comment as a Gallo dealer...

    Gordon
     
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    Aaahh, go on ... ;) .... please?!
     
  12. Nic Rhodes

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    These babies will trash Kef eggs. Much much better. Have you guys noticed the dual sub option yet? Sub is in two boxes, one amp and one for the drive unit. The amp is capable of driving two drive units for a dual (mono) sub for better room matching. Cool
     
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    ZZzzzzzzzzzzzz , So comment after working hours.
     
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    Do you think these could compete in terms of sound, with something like the M&K K Series or the Raurk Vita systems?

    The more I hear about the micros the more it sounds like what I'm after! :cool:
     
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    These speakers do look fantastic, I certainly prefer the look over the Kef Eggs.

    I take it you don't have to use the Gallo sub and the sats connect directly to the amp?

    I currently have a Mission FS2 set, but have been looking at other sat systems for a while (equally flat friendly). Would this be a step up, or am just looking to spend money again for something to do.

    And Gordon, you really should post your thoughts now you've joined the thread.
     
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    I do tend to think that posting enthusiastic thoughts about products you stock is OK but this must be done without slagging the competiion if you know what I mean.

    I'm not a fan of sub-sat stuff. I am a fan of these things. Their performance is far better than bose, energy....all sub sat stuff I've heard.

    The speakers do feed direct from amp not through sub-woofer. For the money they offer exceptional performance. It's worth finding a dealer who has them to have a listen.

    Gordon
     
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    Essential Home Cinema magazine said they will have a review of the 'balls' next issue (issue 14 - not out yet I don't think!?)

    :cool:
     
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    Thanks Gordon. Not a proper dealer I know, but I am going to pop into Selfridges on the way to work this afternoon to look at them in the flesh.
     
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    Gordon is a proper dealer:D
     
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    I will have 'my' review out in a few days. I have a full 5.1 set up running on a Linn movie classic at the moment at home 'for evaluation'. :)
     
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    And I will be here waiting for the outcome!!! Linn Movie Classic included, please! :D

    Bests.
     
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    Hey Nic,

    I'm sending one of the guys out to install exactly the same thing today!

    Gordon
     
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    Selfridges only had the stereo version out, but they did sound good even in the middle of the store - no 5 speaker version though and no prices on anything.

    May pop into Harrods today (never been there before to have a look there). So everwhere else gets decent dealers and we Londoners get Harrods and Selfridges, something wrong there methinks.

    Are the prices everywhere the same as Peter Tyson - £450 for the 5 speakers in black or white (not sure I can justify the other colours and the price increase at the mo - do like the rusty orange ones though).

    Gordon, are the stands really £150 a pair as I was quoted!!!. Also, do you have, or can you get me a price, on the wall brackets on the UK Gallo site as i've asked at 2 places and they have no idea.
     
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    Looking forward to hearing what you think about the gallos! :clown:
     
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    Hi All

    Let me introduce myself. Jonathan from Anthony Gallo Uk here.

    May I say it's great to hear so many good things about the Micros.

    I would just like to address a few points, Selfridges were suppiled with a full home cinema 7.1 demo kit and therefore should have it set up in this configuration. We will be speaking to them on Monday on this issue.

    Wall Brackets - Wall Brackets are available in white and black and are £25 each.

    I would expect Nic's comments to be good as we find the Movie Classik to be an ideal companion to the Micro's. May I ask Nic, was it by any chance Tyson's who gave you the set for evaluation?

    Cheers

    Jonny - Gallo Technical
     
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    Hi all - JonnyGallo,

    How would these 'new kids on the block' sound hooked up to a Denon 2802? Would this be a good match? Appreciate your feedback.

    Thanks

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    Hi Gordon - I Hope all is good and well.

    Jeff - To answer your question, the Due has not yet been released in the UK. We are planning to launch this speaker at the AV Expo at Heathrow later in the year.

    Thanks

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    Jonygaleio,
    Anywhere in Brighton I can demo these? I'd like to have a listen and post my afterthoughts.
     

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