DeVore Fidelity Gibbon 3XL loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Two-way, stand-mounted loudspeaker. Drive-units: 0.75" (19mm) tweeter, 5.5" (140mm) doped–paper-cone midrange/woofer. Frequency range: 45Hz–40kHz. Sensitivity: 90dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms.
Dimensions: 15.25" (387mm) H by 7.3" (186mm) W by 10.88" (276mm) D. Weight: 18 lbs (8.2kg).
Price: $3700/pair; matching 26"-high stands cost $695/pair.
Manufacturer: DeVore Fidelity, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave., Unit 259, Building 280, Suite 510, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Tel: (718) 855-9999. Fax: (718) 855-9998. Web:

DeVore Fidelity
Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave., Unit 259, Building 280, Suite 510
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 855-9999

mrkaic's picture

It is a pity that measurements are not a part of this review.

Solarophile's picture

I haven't auditioned these but have heard the O/96's.

Considering the coloration of the sound from the Devore O/96's which were shown in the measurements but not reported in the review, it would be good to have JA run these through the lab.

Bruceov's picture

Why have you not reviewed the Harbeth Compact 7. It is very easy to auditions vs the Devore. The latter has very few deslers and none in my state.

John Atkinson's picture
Bruceov wrote:
Why have you not reviewed the Harbeth Compact 7?

Sam Tellig reviewed the Harbeth Compact 7ES-2 in our December 2003 issue and it was featured in "Recommended Components" for many years due to John Marks's continued advocacy. But no-one on the staff has auditioned the Harbeth for some time now.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

Bruceov's picture

The 3 is different fro the 2. Different tweeter may be different woofer. Supposed to be very improved

Anon2's picture

The best I can do to hear the Gibbon is to watch Youtube videos of the speaker. While not a critical listening session, Youtube does give a person some rough insights into how a speaker or system sounds.

I have enjoyed the videos of the Gibbon that I have seen. I first saw one with an Antonio Forcione recording, thus starting some purchases of this guitarist's Naim label CDs into my collection. But that's another story.

I like how DeVore has recognized that many of us don't want to, or can't, spend on speakers and then have to buy amplification to suit the speakers. High sensitivity + High Impedance = Big Savings for many of us. They also get some good bass extension with such a small driver.

I enjoyed the review. We now know that the review was partially carried out in the candlelit inner sanctum of your writer, whose pad was covered a few weeks back in a memorable video. I am sure that the Gibbons, regardless of placement, and amplification, sound best in the candle light mystery of Brooklyn.

Some measurements would have been welcome, though. Perhaps the measurements are forthcoming. Keep up the good work. Perhaps there will be some simian speakers from DeVore at Axpona next month.

Shangri-La's picture

So this is a 2017 re-review of a 2010 speaker?