Zu Druids

Has anyone had any experience with the Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1 in a large room? 22' x 15' x 20' high. The speakers will be positioned along the 22' wall, very close to this wall, and 12 feet apart. The surfaces are entirely "hard" - wood, plaster, glass, metal; and the room is minimally furnished - two couches and a coffee table. Despite the size of the room, I have little flexibility in speaker positioning. I listen to classical and jazz, mostly.

Your heading says Druids and you ask about Gallos?
Huh? What are you smoking?
You have already started two "Gallo v Zu" threads:



Now I see this post titled Zu, but it talks about the Gallos. :)

If you have narrowed the choice so far, why not try to listen to both and make the decision yourself?
I'd recommend the one of the Modwright Sony units.

Magic Fruity Pebbles?
Bose 901.
My experience with the Gallos is limited, but my instinct is that it would be a poor choice for your situation because it tends toward brightness.
Bravo Drubin....
if you ask this question six...no...seven more times...

you will have your answer.
You will have a tough time extracting optimal sound from any speaker given your parameters of a hard surfaced room and inflexible placement. With that in mind, the Gallos will be no better and no worse than dozens of other choices. If the Gallos are on the top of your list, then buy them (but I'd suggest buying a used pair).
You've asked the question backwards and forward and not at all, apparently without eliciting the response you want. Perhaps if you would just tell me what you want to hear, I could recommend it for you.
I agree wholeheartedly with Tvad. There isn't any speaker that will perform optimally in that type of situation. Just be aware that the sound will be compromised whatever you purchase. If you can live with that, fine. But you might want to rethink your priorities if you are looking for high quality sound in that room.

I am using Gallo 3.0 in a large (22 x 24 x 8), acoustically bright room.

See system at:

The Gallos really want to be out from the front wall. I did not have the space. For me the acoustic treatments were the ticket. Great soundstage. The brightness mentioned in another post is also now not an issue. It was before the treatments.

Acoustic treatments will be more important than whatever speakers you choose.