In an electronics store, Anthony Gallo speakers the usually the ones in the demonstration room that sound amazing but look like something off the space shuttle, and are sometimes the same size.
The A’Diva Ti satellite speaker system isn’t nearly as mammoth. It’s another in a series of trendily tiny speakers with big sound — the concept Bose lives off of.
Bigger isn’t always better, and there’s a slew of cheap, worthless speakers that sound tinny and flat, flying under the banner of “micro” and “mini” with terrible frequency response.
The Gallo A’Diva Ti’s are not one of these sets.
First of all, they’re not cheap, starting at $330 each. With 22kHz response and 120 watts of power handling, these tiny, spherical wonders actually sound like a reference set. Available in a variety of configurations, including 5.1 (five speakers and a subwoofer) the A’Diva Ti satellite speakers are a perfect solution for a variety of rooms. They work great in a home theater room, but serve just as well in a oddly-shaped living room that just doesn’t have enough room for traditional floor-standing models. The important thing is that they sound just as good!
The A’Diva Ti’s use a titanium-paper combination that produces clear highs and deep lows. They’re not perfect, and the bass does leave something to be desired. Your stereo or home theater system will still need a good subwoofer. Cue the Anthony Gallo TR-2, 250-watt, 10″ subwoofer that’s paired witht he A’Diva Ti’s.
“The best subwoofer in its price range, the TR-2 has an integral bass equalizer that goes up to 6dB of low bass boost, and a total output of 250 watts,” according to the Anthony Gallo website. “The TR-2 provides room-shaking, tooth-rattling performance that will make your living room feel like the local movie theater (minus the gum on the floor and the $6.00 sodas).”
That’s not just a marketing line. The TR-2 is one of the best 10″ subwoofers I’ve ever used. It’s cylindrical, with a long-throw woofer and produces rich, clear bass that adds definition to your system. For smaller rooms and apartments, there’s also the TR-1, which is the same thing with a 100-watt amp instead of 250.
The A’Diva Ti also features a 1″ voice coil and an oversized Neodymium magnet. The speakers are shielded, so don’t worry about where you put them.
As a word of caution, give the speakers 40-50 hours of runtime to sound their best. The A’Diva Ti’s have a long break in period. “The titanium drivers extend frequencies beyond 22kHz, which makes the highs beautiful,” said Micah Warren, publicist for Anthony Gallo speakers. The highs just won’t be perfect until they’ve run through the honeymoon period, Warren said.
These are great speakers that pump when paired with the TR-2 for a full range of audio.
Frequency Response: 76Hz to 22Khz (on wall) 90Hz to 22kHz (on stand)
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
Power Handling (full range): >60 Watts
Power Handling (crossover): >120 Watts
Driver: 3″ pure titanium full range
Cone Material: Paper-damped titanium
Dimensions: 5″ sphere
Weight: 1.8 lbs
Enclosure Materials: Steel/Stainless Steel
Finishes: Matte Black, Matte White, Silver-Grey, Stainless Steel
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor (expanded to 5 years if product is registered within 60 days of purchase)