Chatsworth, CA (February 2, 2006)–Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has released its all-new Nucleus Reference 3.1 loudspeaker. The Nucleus Reference 3.1 features AGA’s patented CDTII tweeter–an improved version of the original CDT–and S2 Technology, which provides low-frequency extension.
Anthony Gallo Acoustics’ Reference 3.1 The new Reference 3.1 also replaced the non-polar electrolytic capacitors with a metalized polyproplene type in the crossover, reportedly resulting in better mid-range clarity and enhanced low-level resolution. The loudspeaker retails for $2,995 a pair.
“We’re really excited about the improvement of an already wonderful loudspeaker,” stated Anthony Gallo, founder and president of Anthony Gallo Acoustics. “With the original, we produced an elegant, open-architecture three-way loudspeaker true to our product history, and the Reference 3.1 just improves upon that. Customers are going to love the state-of-the-art sound and visually stimulating design of the Reference 3.1, which provides a demonstrably superior alternative to large box loudspeakers.”
AGA also removed the tweeter-level adjustment switch and changed the mid-range drivers’ motor structure to a Neodymium magnet with an underhung design, which allows the voice coil to be shortened and lightened. Thusly, the inductance is reduced and the transient response and upper mid-range are improved. In addition, the smaller Neodymium magnet increases the air volume in the sphere/enclosure, which enhances the lower mid-range response.
Just like the original, the Reference 3.1 is configured with a 10″ bass driver and two 4″ carbon fiber mid-range units. The mid-range drivers are mounted independently in ultra-rigid stainless steel enclosures, which bracket the CDTII tweeter, creating a wide soundstage via its 300-degree radiation pattern. AGA’s proprietary and patented S2 Technology decouples the backwave of the driver from the air inside the enclosure, resulting in superior low-frequency extension and improved transient response.
Low frequencies are reproduced by a 10″ long throw, dual voice-coil drive unit that is acoustically loaded into the loudspeaker’s cast aluminum chassis. High-frequency response is rated to 35kHz, beyond the range of most dome tweeters.
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