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Anthony Gallo Diva ?

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  1. Sven_DP

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    On AVS someone was claiming that Anthony Gallo is releasing the Diva. Basically it should be the same speaker as the Micro but an extra inch wider and thus supporting full range. They should be released in the following weeks. MSRP $450/pair which seems not to expensive compared to others...

    I couldn't find any confirmation on the roundsound website. Anyone else please?
     
  2. lmccauley

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    Could you clarify what you mean by full range? I presume you don't mean 20Hz-20KHz. 80Hz-20KHz (to fit THX spec for a satellite)?

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
  3. Sven_DP

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    Full range seems a little bit exagerated indeed. I was just repeating the information from the AVS forum. Strange, because on the www.roundsound.com website there is no 'news', 'announcements' or whatsoever. Maybe someone could get confirmation from Gallo.
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    I think you need to wait for any official announcement ;) ;)
     
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    My wife always says that I have no patience... :D
     
  6. Ian J

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    You've been talking about various speakers for months. I'd say that you were very patient. :D
     
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    Would you care to tell her? :D
    Anyway, talking and listening is half of the fun and it's free.;)
    Even more fun than the ICT business I would say.
     
  8. Ian J

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    The rumour also has it that the svelte good looks of the Micro have gone and the new improved model is quite ugly as well as considerably more expensive :rolleyes:
     
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    News sure does travel fast.....

    To put an end to any rumours abut 'Diva' (which incidentally is not quite the correct name), I'll clarify a few points without giving too much information away - don't want to spoil the surprise factor.

    Anthony Gallo Acoustics will indeed release a new loudspeaker product during the next couple of months. From a price and performance point of view it will be pitched between the Nucleus Micro and Dué models.

    It IS bigger than a Micro, can be run full range (to an extent) and sounds FANTASTIC. It also makes a perfect centre channel speaker for a Nucleus Micro set-up, for anyone who wants to beef-up their Micro system.

    As for it being ugly? I would strongly disagree, it does of course have a different look to the Micro, but is funky looking in its own right. Anyone who has seen a prototype has been very complementary about its visual and sonic properties.

    We anticipate launching this new product in February at the Bristol Show, more details will be posted here as soon as pricing etc. has been finalised.

    I'd like to say more but can't, since our dealers haven't even been informed yet and we have the roll-out of the Dué (out to dealers next week) to contend with first.

    Hope this answers a few questions.

    Please don't ask for any more details, I really can't say any more.

    All the best,

    David Baxter,
    Gallo UK.
     
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    EDIT: David beat me by a few minutes.

    The new A'diva will be released in the UK sometime around Febuary. This is NOT a replacement for the superb Nucleus Micro's, mearly an addition to Gallo's existing range which also consists of the Due.
    The Adiva has exactly the same advanced 3" driver as the Nucleus Micro's and is of course a sat speaker needing a subwoofer to fill out the lower octaves. The A'diva is the same "spherical" style as the NM's albeit larger.
    I cannot comment on the sound quality of these as I've not yet had a chance to evaluate them. If the NM's are anything to go by hopefully I wont be let down.

    Pricing? Lets just say more expensive than the NM's and cheaper than the Dues. This is to be confirmed.

    Do I think they are worth the extra money over and above the NM's? That depends on how much they will retail at and what performance advantage (if any) will be gained from moving up to the A'diva not to mention the competition in its impending price bracket. Can't be fairer than that really.
     
  11. Nic Rhodes

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    For those of us that have seen them already, I can now say that!, they do look visually very nice. The circular shape seems to work at all sizes, just look at the original 'Ref' Gallo.
     
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    I forgot that you had seen one Beekeeper... You were in the right place at the right time at Hi-Fi & AV Expo weren't you.

    For the record, I can confirm that the product is called A'Deva (since Eric gave the game away).

    Eric, you do realise that you know too much about this product, I may have to kill you now....

    David.

    AGA UK.

    :devil:
     
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    Mmmm, I thought the idea was to have three identical speakers in the front soundstage.

    Matt.
     
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    LOL There was us thinking that The Beekeeper was an integral part of the design team or something.
     
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    Just the testing bit ;) and the reviewing bit :p

    I have to say that I was 'concerned' that mixing and matching these speakers wasn't a good idea. I am a fan on l,c and r all being identical but the Due and micros work really well together, probablr better than almost better than any other combination I can think of. I have high hopes for this new one as well, as Eric says the proof is in the testing.
     
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    Its nice to know that Gallo have taken on board my criticisms of the Micro speakers and come up with a new improved product to meet my requirements. I look forward to trying them out.

    :D
     
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    :eek: Oh dear :D
     
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    Nobody said that it was improved, just bigger and a lot more expensive.
     
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    i EXPECT a power buy on these David!:D
     
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    I don't think you are a nobody. ;)
     
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    Jeffs on a role today :D
     
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    Typical, I'd just decided on the micros and now I'm wondering whether to wait and see what these new one's are like. I have to admit I'm a bit worried about running the micros with a Denon AVCA1SE, I just can't believe they won't get damaged by all that power! I know Eric has said he's run the micros at reference levels on an AVCA1SE so I guess I must be worrying about nothing. Decisions decisions...

    Andy
     
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    they are built like cannonballs not fragile despite their deminutive stature don't worry about giving them some power they will take it without complaining
     
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    As Mr Gallo has admitted, the new ones are a few months away and if you look in the powerbuy forum you will see that the Gallo power buys end this month and the new model will not therefore be offered as a power buy.

    There is also no saying that the new model will be better than the Micro. Bigger isn't always better.
     
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    Using the same 3" driver in a bigger cabinet, will certainly give them a different sound, whether that is a 'better' sound remains to be seen. Personally I think the small cabinet and resulting transparency is part of their charm, along with the lack of crossovers
     
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    Some people have no faith. :rolleyes:

    I'm not even a Gallo fan, why would the new speakers not be better? New design (the Micro design is quite old now), more expensive. You guys really think of Gallo so highly that you are virtually accusing them of slapping the existing speaker in a larger enclosure and charging £££ extra? I can understand a lets wait and see approach, but if you are really a Gallo Micro fan you should be excited. So what if you have already bought a full set of Micros, this may give you a good upgrade path for the front speakers.
     
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    "Dealers complaining, well that's something novel. Presumably David B will be keeping an eye on the whingers to make sure that their sales do go up in the future now that Eric has done a lot of their marketing for them."

    "The rumour also has it that the svelte good looks of the Micro have gone and the new improved model is quite ugly as well as considerably more expensive"

    "Nobody said that it was improved, just bigger and a lot more expensive."

    "As Mr Gallo has admitted, the new ones are a few months away and if you look in the powerbuy forum you will see that the Gallo power buys end this month and the new model will not therefore be offered as a power buy.
    There is also no saying that the new model will be better than the Micro. Bigger isn't always better."


    Ian J,

    Do we have a problem I don't know about? The four quotes above are taken from your Gallo related quotes from the last few days.

    Have we done something to upset you? You seem very down on us, and a little down on a product that a) Hasn't been released yet. b) You haven't seen. c) haven't heard. d) Have very few accurate details about.

    I realise we can't please everyone, but come on - cut us a little slack here.

    A'Diva is not an improved Nucleus Micro. It is a totally different product, yes its spherical - but every loudspeaker Anthony Gallo has ever produced has been based around a sphere.

    As for the Power-Buy - the Nucleus Micro Power-Buy is due to end. A decision on a separate A'Diva Power-Buy is yet to be made (or even though about).

    Anyway, I don't wish to be controversial but please, give us a smile and think about the A'Diva with an open mind.

    All the best,

    David,
    AGA UK.

    P.S

    I said that I wouldn't give away any more details but things have moved on somewhat - anyway, A'Diva will be priced a £250.00 per speaker.
     
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    Jeff,

    That's the spirit !

    David.:)
     
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    I wonder where the original poster on AVS would have gotten his idea of 450$ per pair? :devil:
     
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    Sven,
    Couldn't tell you. Don't forget, apart from usefull information in forums worldwide, there is also a lot of disinformation.
    For proof of this, look at some of the recent subwoofer threads.
     
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