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Focal Chorus 836v vs. Anthony Gallo Nucleus REF 3.1

Can anyone give me some feedback on these speakers. They will be coupled with a Pioneer Elite VSX-92TXH, Velodyne 12" sub, and two Outlaw Audio 2200 monoblocks. (one for each speaker)

I want to order this week, so please help!!

1. Focal Chorus 836v
2. Anthony Gallo nucleus REF 3.1

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Re: Focal Chorus 836v vs. Anthony Gallo Nucleus REF 3.1

Have you read reviews of both speakers?

Have you heard both speakers?

Do you know what you want to hear?

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Re: Focal Chorus 836v vs. Anthony Gallo Nucleus REF 3.1

I have no dealers of either speaker within 100 miles. I have not heard either speaker. I am interested in accurate midrange and large room capability. Either will be a huge step up over anything I have had previously. I am just skeptical about the midrange of the Gallo's because of the 4" midrange drivers. I am leaning toward the Focals due to the larger mids and sheer number of drivers. I am not worried about ordering them without hearing them.

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Re: Focal Chorus 836v vs. Anthony Gallo Nucleus REF 3.1

with all due respect, for the money you are about to spend, an investigative field trip might be a wise investment. 2 years ago, i thought i wanted to buy speakers, but after spending some time with a knowledgable dealer, i bought an amp and new cd player , speaker cable and some very good interconnects and actually heard the speakers i had for the first time. they were much better than i thought they were. my point is that just changing one variable may not get you what you want and for what it is worth, the philosophy of the dealer i use is that the speakers are the last thing to upgrade. after 2 years, i have put together a pretty good system that i enjoy greatly by building on a good foundation of products.
i did not mean for this to be a lecture, just a different way to view your situation. hope it is of value.

tom

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Re: Focal Chorus 836v vs. Anthony Gallo Nucleus REF 3.1


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I have no dealers of either speaker within 100 miles. I have not heard either speaker. <snip> I am not worried about ordering them without hearing them.


Of course you should do what you feel most comfortable with, but I believe you will find spending a day driving and listening to be time more than well spent. You are planning on spending $4k or so on a critical system component. Might as well get the best one suited for you.

I agree there is little danger in besting what you have currently, but you will likely find speakers that really work for you if you do a bit of listening.

Plus it's fun!

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