Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1 (or the Reference 3) are one of the most recognizable speakers amongst audiophiles. Their unique shape and setup contributed somewhat but its their many accolades, positive reviews and incessant appearances in hifi magazines and shows that sealed their image in the minds of all these audiophiles.
The 3.1 are not tall floorstanding speakers. They measure approximately 36″ tall. So unless your sitting position is high where your ear level is above the level of its tweeter, some form of “uplift” may be required, like a block of maple wood. The 3.1 are capable of some serious bass from its 10″ woofer especially when powered by the accompanying SA sub amplifier (2X160w in 8 ohms). With this setup, the 3.1 is capable of reaching down to an amazing 22Hz. Placement of speakers are very critical in achieving a 3D soundstage. They may take a longer time to adjust than your typical box speakers but once you find the sweet spot for them, you will be relish its deep, holographic imaging. Adjustment of bass will be dependent on the room size the speakers are placed in so some tuning in that department and use of your ears will be required.
Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Speakers had one careful previous owner. We have the original boxes for the speakers and amp. Shipping will be a three piece affair.