Since the company was founded in 1994, Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has specialized in designing spherical speakers. I've recounted the reasons for eliminating box, wood-based cabinets in most of my Gallo reviews, but for now let's just say that getting rid of the box can be a huge plus for the speaker's sound. So, why after so many years of dominating the round loudspeaker market would the company dare make a traditional wooden enclosure speaker?
"We learned how to really make it work," says Anthony Gallo, founder of AGA. "Since its inception, the box speaker has been plagued with flaws due to the shape of the enclosure. With the introduction of the Classico line, we are now able to offer the Gallo sound in a more traditional aesthetic." I heard a late Classico prototype a few months ago and it really did succeed in terms of not sounding like a typical box speaker.
AGA will debut the all-new Nucleus Classico Series speakers at CES 2011. At the show, Anthony Gallo will reveal--for the first time ever--the technology behind his move to making box speakers. AGA will, however continue to make spherical designs, including the Reference 3.5 speaker I selected as one of the.