Combines key elements of the Reference 3.1 and Strada
Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has announced that its highly anticipated Reference 3.5 loudspeaker is now shipping. This new loudspeaker features an enhanced version of the company’s exclusive OPT (Optimized Pulse Technology) system, known as OPT Level 2, which corrects electrical phase errors inherent in most audio systems.
“Our original Reference 3.1 loudspeaker was incredibly popular, and we are getting a tremendous response to our new Reference Strada loudspeaker,” says William Fried, Vice President of Operations for AGA. “In creating the Reference 3.5, we married key elements of the Reference 3.1 with new innovations found in the Strada, added OPT Level 2, and the result is an engineering masterpiece that connects the listener with their entertainment on entirely new levels.”
With the original OPT system responsible for mechanical timing relationships, OPT Level 2 takes into consideration the electrical phase response and applies a countermeasure to prevent the deleterious effects due to dielectric absorption. These negative effects can result in the smearing of audio and the creation of phase anomalies. As with all AGA speakers, the Reference 3.5 features the company’s patented S2 Technology, which enhances low frequencies. In addition, the loudspeaker’s new CDT 3 tweeter utilizes a new grill topology, which improves vertical dispersion.
About Anthony Gallo Acoustics:
Formed in 1994, Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has been raising the bar in loudspeaker design and technology ever since. Specializing in audio products that exemplify the term “price-to-performance ratio,” AGA is a pioneer in spherical enclosure technology. While universally accepted as the ideal enclosure shape, the sphere’s inherent standing wave issue prevented companies from bringing a ball-shaped speaker to market. AGA solved this problem with its patented S2 Technology, which also enhances low-frequency extension and regulates acoustic impedance. Thus, AGA has won numerous awards and accolades for its unique products and innovative technologies such as its powerhouse Nucleus Reference 3, the smaller, titanium-driven A’ Diva Ti and revolutionary Cylindrical Diaphragm Transducer (CDT) tweeter. Today, AGA’s products are sold in more than 43 countries, including a complete line of stereo speakers, home theater speaker systems, powered subwoofers and installation accessories that complement their award-winning speakers.