The new Gallo Reference 5LS Line Array

Discussion in 'Hardware Lounge' started by LarryB, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

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  2. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Hmm. I am not a big fan of line arrays but those look very interesting.
     
  3. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Ditto, and ditto.
     
  4. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    I think the MTMTMTMTMTMTM approach is neat. At least it looks cool. :) It would be interesting to see how they deal with the potential lobing issues...
     
  5. cjd

    cjd New Member

    potential lobing issues?

    I bet they simply ignore them. Though with all the physics rumors flying around, maybe they've convinced physics to take a long walk off a short plank... ;)

    Still, definitely interesting.

    C
     
  6. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Yea, perhaps Gallo has found a way to create an area of suspended physics. Isn't that what audiophiles mean by the "sweet spot"? :)
     
  7. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    It's all a matter of balancing priorities.
     
  8. Geof

    Geof New Member

    :lol:
     
  9. Ed P

    Ed P Member

    I heard this thing, a poster child for how to do line arrays with maximum comb filtering and response lobes. A sonic mess. It sounding like a small two way in image size with three other two ways in the room at same time.

    I was staggered that it even made it out of the designers test mule stage.
     
  10. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Yikes.
     
  11. McNabb05

    McNabb05 New Member

    I'm not sure what you heard, but it wasn't their 5LS. Were you in the right room? I heard it at CES and that's not remotely what I heard. Anthony Gallo has all the respect in the world from audiophiles (including myself) and this speaker is absolute dynamite. Anyone that's interested, go to Gallo's site (I think it's www.roundsound.com) and read what all the people are saying about the 5LS. I know I want a pair, I just can't afford them.
     
  12. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Opinions will always vary on these types of products, if not, there would be one "perfect" speaker that we'd all own (or at least, only one speaker per price point). But, that's not the case. I'd be very curious to hear them as I own Gallos, but have also not had the best reaction to Line Arrays in general.
     
  13. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Only a fool would own Gallo speakers.
























    JUST KIDDING!!!!! :)
     
  14. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    I must be a fool for hanging out with you.
     
  15. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    A fool, or a glutton for punishment. ;)
     
  16. Steve L.

    Steve L. New Member

    No w3ay, we always agree.
     
  17. Ed P

    Ed P Member

    McNabb55 - Yes it was that model, yes it was at CES, and yes it was as I described it. Know Gallos stuff from the Martian Eyeball days, doesn't change the fact that this statement speaker is greatly flawed.
     
  18. Steve L.

    Steve L. New Member

    Ed P

    It comes down to one thing, if he doesn't hear these flaws, then the speaker is a delight.

    8)
     
  19. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    Well said, Steve.
     
  20. Michael M

    Michael M Active Member

    Ed,
    Can you describe what each of those things sound like? I'm just curious as to what to listen for when I check speakers out.

    Thanks!
     

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