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Bargain speakers

Discussion in 'Interesting eBay auctions' started by cjarchez, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Gale GS302

    These have been on several times with no takers. If you are near enough for pick up (i.e. check them out and listen first) they are brilliant value speakers at a couple of hundred pounds 2nd hand and yet struggling to get £50 here.

    Not perfect sound balance but fast and fun with bass. If I was anywhere near I'd grab 'em up.
  2. winchman

    winchman pfm Member

    Nice spot.
    How are they compared to the 301 with the metal grill?
    I think the issue many people have with Gale is people assume they are the modern stuff sold by Richarsounds who I believe bought the name who they went bust.and not the old genuine Gale
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Never even heard of them, they look like a 301 doing a Ditton 15 impression! I had some 301s with the metal grilles for a short while before moving to Kans which suited the room better. Decent speakers, though I think they need refoaming by now.
  4. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Even the cloth grills incorporate metal mesh in front of the HF unit, it was part of the design. As good as the 301s were they were still light in the bass but the 302s are much better in this regard. Best on shortish stands and are sealed enclosures so easy to accommodate.
    The ones I had long ago were not replaced until I bagged my first set of SBLs. Nothing else seemed to beat them on balance. I ran mine on a Claymore and later on Exposures.
  5. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    That "...and I must say they don't sound too bad." phrase in the listing isn't doing them any favours.
  6. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    Sometimes understatement isn't the right approach.

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