Gallos ohms mirages or deuvels


If I like transparency imaging and excellent sounstage which one do you recommend?
I know I've asked this before but had to change the title of the thread.
pedrillo
Ohm over Gallo Reference on all three counts. Gallo imaging compared to Ohm with everything set up properly is probably the closest call. The Ohms are hard to beat in the transparency and sound stage departments.

Never heard deuvals so not sure. Planets design does not thrill me on paper.

The larger and more expensive Dueval horn loaded omni design (can't recall model) is intriguing from what I've read.
By changing the title of the thread this isn't going to change what members think is the better speaker.

Sure hope that you make a decision soon......
Gallos will be really difficult to suspend with bungee cord - not recommended! The ore boxy ohms are a better choice.
Pedrillo,

Found this below about Duevel Bella Luna.

Makes some interesting comparison with MBL specifically. Claims MBL use of multiple drivers in the same frequency range for omni dispersion can have some downside.

I do like the design (both appearance and sonic) of the Bella Luna and would love to hear these some day. The horn loaded omni design seems like a natural to help compensate for the inherent low sensitivity of omni designs in general compared to designs that produce most of their output more directionally.

A lot of people seem to like even the Planets. A very unique design there I must say as well for the price though not my particular cup of tea.

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0102/bellaluna.htm

I'd be hard pressed to see how the Ohms could not come out as the best value and the most affordable solution (for residents of the US at least) in the end though.
This web page of AVGuide has a link to download a pdf of the full Abso!ute Sound review of the Mirage OMD-28.

Chris Martens, the reviewer, bought a pair and uses them as his new reference.

I have the OMD-15s, one model down from the 28s, and everything he says about the OMD-28s rings true for the 15s as well, if on a slightly smaller scale and 1/2 octave less bass extension (which is still good to the low 30s).
Here is a review of the Mirage OMD-15s for Ultra Audio and here is a review of the Mirage OMD-28s from SoundStageAV.com.

Everything they say is true. The OMD series provides a better radiating pattern than simple wide dispersion or a purely omnidirectional speaker. The Omniguide's proportions of front, side, and rearward dispersion make for a realistic, scalable soundstage, plenty of soundstage depth, and more image specificity than you get with a bipolar or typical omni pattern.
"The Omniguide's proportions of front, side, and rearward dispersion make for a realistic, scalable soundstage, plenty of soundstage depth, and more image specificity than you get with a bipolar or typical omni pattern"

Ohm dispersion is similar (less omni-directional) as described here for Mirage compared to full omni MBL or Duevel.
ohm...the legend here
Should also throw these guys in the mix:

http://www.morrisonaudio.com/

Never heard them, but like the design + a lot of what their web site says.
Hey Pedrillo,

If you covet MBL and kind of like Ohms, maybe here is your ticket to paradise:

www.hhr-exoticspeakers.com
I purchased the Ohm Micro's used and I couldn't believe how good these speakers are!! Besides having the great open, huge soundstage they are known for the Micros have a beautifully detailed and natural midrange, sweet highs and suprisingly good bass!! All of this is accomplished with a tiny footprint, I have owned many speakers, auditioned many speakers at dealers and shows and I have NEVER found a bigger surprise and better value than the Ohm Micros.
I own the Morrison Audio Model 7, and they are the real deal: imaging, soundstage, detail are all there. You can listen to music through them for hours. They are also "real-world" affordable...a bonus in these troubling times.