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Anthony Gallo Acoustics Due Speakers Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2003
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The Downside
The Gallo Dues’ sonic performance left little room for criticism, considering their diminutive size. Of course the Dues have limited bass extension, but I cannot blame speakers of this size for not having extended bass. That is just a measure of physics and the main reason why so many subwoofers are being sold these days.

Within the Dues’ operating parameters, I would have liked sharper overall imaging. I found that I could only obtain a sharper sonic image by toeing the speakers in to the point where the sacrifice in tonal quality was not worth it. The image is good as compared to other small speakers in the Dues’ class, but it is not razor sharp, as you will find as you open up your checkbook further.

The MPS-150 subwoofer is somewhat limited in its capabilities. I found the MPS-150 to be lacking when used as a true subwoofer. It is better used to supply lower mid-bass and reach slightly into the bass region. In the lowest octaves, the unit struggles, but if you move it up a bit, it nicely extends the frequency range of the Dues. If aesthetics are not a concern for the subwoofer, I would experiment with a few other subwoofers such as the Sunfire Subwoofer Jr. ($900) that should not only extend the Dues’ lower frequency response, but also provide true bass as well.

The Dues are the most stylish small speakers I have had in my possession in quite a long time. I placed them into my office system and constantly had people poking their head in to ask about them. Their sound was equally impressive for speakers in this class. The Dues would be well-suited for those seeking a higher quality and better-looking alternative to Bose and other similar mass-marketed small speakers.

Recommending the Dues is a no-brainer. They are small, look great and sound great. As part of a sexy home theater, they keep up in the looks and performance category in ways other more mainstream speakers cannot.

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