I decided after being called a snob and other nasties today that I'd go spend some time at the local snob hifi shop and hang out with some other snobs. Actually, some really nice down to earth guys with a ton of gear. Now, I had seen a few pictures of this new Gallo speaker and from the pics I had it in my mind that these were about 5' or 6' tall, in other words on the big side. I walk in the door and there they are only they are short, about 3' tall, so I asked is this them? They laughed and said, "Yep, everybody says the same thing." I couldn't believe it, I thought they were pulling my leg and that they were some sort of mock up ad model. You want to give them a listen, they asked. Of course I do, I respond. We hooked them up to a McCormack 225 amp, a RLD-1 pre amp and a Musical Fidelity A308 cdp. There was a unknown to me blues/jazz cd already in the player, so I just listened to it. I've got to say that these "little" speakers are not bad and sound bigger than they look. Wide soundstage, smooth top end, but the bass was a little boomy although that may have been the recording or how they were set up. I didn't feel like messing with the set up at the time because I was being lazy and knew that I would be coming back with my own music for a serious demo. I'll do a follow up after that. The cool factor of these speakers is off the charts and from what they told me there is a 3 to 4 month back order for them. At about $2600.00 I can see why, effn works of art.