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I'm tempted by the Gizmo sale. How would it do, though, with inefficient speakers like the av123 ELT525Ms (83 dB)?

I'd probably use the set-up in a fairly large bedroom, being converted into an office. It's maybe 15' x 20' x 8' (It's in another state, and I can't measure right now.)

EDIT: Uh--I don't know. I'm thinking it's bigger than I stated, because the small office I'm in now is 15 x 12, and the other room is much bigger. Max, though, would be 20' x 25' x 8'. There's a door, and if it's open then there's a short hall leading to closets and a bathroom. That hall has doors going to another room and to a long hallway. Most of the time all the doors would be open.

I'd run an x-sub, too. The small monitors would play sound from a desktop computer and maybe a laptop/iPad. I'd want to fill the room with sound, if desired, so it could still get loud sometimes if I'm working at a table on the other side of the room.

I have another pair of monitors I could use, but I might lend them to a friend for a while. So could a Gizmo power the 525Ms the way I'd want it to?

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You won't suffer hearing loss but you will hear music. Those speakers get plenty load with the gimzo at near field.
 

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Nearfield you don't need much power...

1 W power @ 1m with 83 db sens speakers = 83 decibles

If you are at 20 ft, the Gizmo may underwhelm you, but you didn't state what dB rating you were trying to hit.

There is a good thread on AVS explaining all of this that I'll link to if I get a chance.

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There is a good thread on AVS explaining all of this that I'll link to if I get a chance.
No need, I understand the basics, but thanks. :) I'll order a Gizmo. If the ELT 525Ms don't do what I want, I can put up an older pair of monitors that are more efficient. They won't match the x-sub, but no big deal for where I want the system.

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The combination of Gizmo/525s should be fine. Way back when we first introduced the Gizmo, this exact combo package was offered for sale and purchasers seemed to be happy with it.

I actually had the package (no longer have the Gizmo) and was pleased with it.
 

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Got it

My Gizmo arrived. I plugged it in, and I see why there are so many comments about the blinking and a bright display. I can also see why there are comments on the thin bare wire holes going from the Gizmo's speaker posts to the speakers. I can work with these and they aren't biggies for me.

But if the Gizmo v2 comes out, these issues should be addressed. Just a friendly FYI to Chase. :)

I haven't decided where to put it. I might make it part of a new computer sound system in my main office, linked to the ELT 525Ms and an x-sub.

But maybe I'll put it somewhere else.

I haven't had time to hook it up to speakers, and won't have time till about mid-to-late December.


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It would be nice if it was another color too. That silver metallic is just ugly IMO. I'd have bought one already if it was a solid color. The rosewood top is awesome though!
 

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Amps and history...

My Gizmo arrived. I plugged it in, and I see why there are so many comments about the blinking and a bright display. I can also see why there are comments on the thin bare wire holes going from the Gizmo's speaker posts to the speakers. I can work with these and they aren't biggies for me.

But if the Gizmo v2 comes out, these issues should be addressed. Just a friendly FYI to Chase. :)

I haven't decided where to put it. I might make it part of a new computer sound system in my main office, linked to the ELT 525Ms and an x-sub.

But maybe I'll put it somewhere else.

I haven't had time to hook it up to speakers, and won't have time till about mid-to-late December.


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It would be nice if it was another color too. That silver metallic is just ugly IMO. I'd have bought one already if it was a solid color. The rosewood top is awesome though!
There were whole threads dedicated to v2.0 and higher powered amps with more inputs.

This thread shows some of the thoughts...Link
(see post/thread for more info)

Amplifiers
- Empower 2 wireless: $599
- Empower 2: $499
- X-Amp (Power amp) : $299
- Gizmo 2 wireless: $299
- Gizmo 2: $229
--- 36wpc (8ohm); 50wpc (4ohm)
--- Remote, Built-In Crossover; Sub-Out
--- Inputs: USB, Digital Coax, Digital Optical, RCA
--- projected price: $229 delivered
- Stereoid (Integrated Amp): $179-$229 (depending on final feature set)
--- Link - "The Stereoid Amp concept amp ..." thread
--- 75wpc (8ohm) "no frills"

Larger Amps
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After that, it will be the larger amps ... I want to do 2 of them.
- Our larger amps will use the X-amp's chassis.
- 45 WPC amp with 2 Analog inputs plus a USB input for the $199-$219 range
- 150 WPC amp, 3-4 Analog inputs plus USB to match with our DAC. The combo should be less than $500 and could form the base of a REALLY high end system.
Since the Gizmo v1.0 original or v1.0 mod didn't sell that well, I don't think we'll see another version soon (unfortunately).

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Just a quick reminder - we announced several months ago that the Gizmo is being discontinued and we would be selling off the remaining. Great suggestions above, but unfortunately.....
 
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