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Anthony Gallo Dues. Speaker wire???

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Messiah, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Messiah

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    Can anyone tell me if Anthony Gallo Due's should come with a length of speaker wire as stated on the AG website. The site doies not specifically say so for the Due's but does say "Each satellite and sub is supplied with a 15 foot length of wire that is optimised for the system."

    Reason for asking is because I did not get even 1 foot of wire with 5 x Due's delivered today :mad: Thanks.
     
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    5 Dues? That's one expensive lifestyle system! How do they sound? Saw them a while ago at AV Sales and I thought they looked superb:)
     
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    Got a good deal ;) Only finished fitting them to the wall brackets at about 1930 so too early to really say. Lets just say that my first impression was 'I prefer my Sony Pascals' but only (I hope) cos these sound harsh and non-musical at the moment. Will leave them playing for the next few days.

    They do look good but shame the wall brackets do not allo left to right (toe in) movement. Have to make up some wedges I think to achieve this :mad: Taken the gloss of them a bit that I can't position them properly.

    Here you can see the front three in all their glory (and why I need to angle them in). Position dictated by existing speaker cable runs.
     

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    They look fantastic:thumbsup: See what you mean about toeing in though.

    I believe these do need some running in to sound their best, though - imho - they should trounce the pascals right out of the box. What amplification are you running?
     
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    Denon 3803. 120W per channel (I think). They're linked with a new Velodyne SPL1000 MkII sub. Getting used to that as well but that's already been run in.
     
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    Just sent you a long email...

    BTW gallo wire is a expensive £1.50 a metre ;) I've actually got some spare I think as well.. not a huge run but enough maybe to try!

    Matt
     
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    Thanks Matt. I'll see what AG say tomorrow re wire.
     
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    Oh yeah its friday tomorrow... ahh... day off for me!
     
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    AG need 60-100 hours to bed drivers in.................. best thing is leave something long range on all day for a week a music channel on radio using 5 channel processing or a music DVD on repeat should get them sounding better in a week or 2...........
     
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    Exactly what I'm doing thanks. Radio 1 on 5CH Stereo all night and the Roku playing MP3s all day for the next week or two should do the trick.

    Thanks guys :smashin:
     
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    give it a good blast of classical music as that has a nice wide frequency range....
     
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    Messiah,
    Off topic, I know, but is that a working ( gas ) fire?

    Does it affect the operation of the plasma?

    Brian.
     
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    Hi Brian

    Yes it's a working gas fire, when it's cold :D and has absolutely no effect on the plasma whatsoever. In fact, even when the fire is at it's highest there is almost no heat above the mantel piece. I guess the stone (it's French snadstone) shields it.

    I have read lots of posts about not putting plasmas above a fireplace but this is my second and no problem with either in over 2 years.
     
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    Thanks, Messiah.
    Just doing a bit of forward planning, in that one of the more suitable locations for a possible plasma purchase looks identical to yours.

    Prices are becoming more attractive by the day and having read almost everything on this forum related to plasmas, I have given up the desire to have the most future proof equipment, best picture quality the best etc etc.Equipment and standards appear to improve daily.
    So, the pannys appear to be universally loved and are becoming good value for money and I feel a purchase coming on ---------- as soon as I have come to terms with the various options for the different connections/ boards etc.

    Once again, thanks for the quick response

    Brian.
     
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    Following a call with AG this afternoon I have now managed to angle the front speakers in :) As simple as turning the brackets 90 degrees :smashin: They (the brackets) still look like a child's metal work project though :(

    I can also coinfirm that the Due's do not come with any cable. The reasoning is that with the Due it is expected customers would want to use better quality cable than even that supplied with the Micro and A'Divas :eek: Still would have liked some solid core cable. Probably, no definitely, better than the stuff I'm using now :mad:
     
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    I use the solid core with my Due.. talk to your dealer.. sure he will sort u out.

    Matt
     
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    Messiah

    I hope your going to eventually move the Due's - the HF Ribbon is good at spreading a pretty wide sound field; that front left 'in corner' position is never going to work well.

    Best regards

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    HF Ribbon? Sorry, don't understand. The front speakers have now been angled into the room and no they are most unlikely to be moved while they are in this house :( Cabling in walls etc. Well, not until the next redecorate anyway.
     
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    Hello Messiah

    One of the key technologies employed in the Due is the CDT (Cylindrical Diaphragm Transducer) - High Frequency (HF) Ribbon in my short hand :)

    Rather than using a conventional 'piston' high frequency driver the Due employ a thin film formed in a curve - that's the centre section that lives between the two balls.

    The CDT produces a much wider dispersion pattern than a conventional piston driver and where you have the speakers stuck up against a boundary wall you'll be getting lots of odd reflections coming back off the side walls.

    Best regards

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    Thanks Joe. Maybe I need to plan a redecoration sooner than expected :) They sound excellent now so can only imagine what they could (should) be like with correct positioning and improvement over time. I have also been told that the Due's reach 'full matirity' at about 15 months of daily use. Ooh err!!!!
     

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