Anthony Gallo was born in 1963. From an early age, he had an interest in the sciences and would take apart just about everything he could get his hands on. At around age 13, he began to become hooked on loudspeaker design. His first audio experiments, conducted at the tender age of 14, were with electrostatics. “I got shocked a zillion times,” Anthony recalls. “I was always awed by electrostatics’ transparency and purity. The dynamics, however, were always short of my expectations.”
Subsequent experiments with ribbon drivers proved difficult to drive and limited in dynamic range. However, Anthony’s search for the “Holy Grail of tweeters” took a dramatic turn when he discovered a magazine article about Piezo film in the early 1980s. “I threw the magazine aside for a few years,” he says, “but in the back of my mind I knew that I would work with this material some day.” After a few years of experimentation, the first version of Anthony’s CDT™ (cylindrical diaphragm transducer) was born in 1987. Further refining the CDT design over the better part of the next decade, Anthony came to the realization that he was onto something special, and decided to pursue his dream of designing and manufacturing loudspeakers full-time. Anthony Gallo Acoustics was born.
The first fruits of the new venture appeared in the form of the original Nucleus™ hi fi loudspeakers, which utilized state-of-the-art wooden cabinet technologies and weighed in at over 300 pounds per channel. Although the speaker boasted incredible sound quality, it was deemed too expensive and impractical. However, it was a necessary step in the evolution process of Anthony’s loudspeaker design, and led directly to the two key products that would kick the company’s success into a higher gear, the Nucleus Solo™ and The Nucleus Reference™. Joining soon thereafter with Don Fried, who provided key financial backing and took the reigns as CEO, Anthony Gallo Acoustics shifted its focus to the audiophile community and ascended toward becoming a major player in consumer electronics. Audiophiles worldwide soon began to passionately seek out the Nucleus Solo and Reference.
Next, the company turned its attention to producing an affordable, ultra-compact home theater system. The company’s spherical technology, which provided the ability to obtain high output from small cabinets with no coloration, led to the development of the ultra-successful 4” Nucleus Micro™. And, as they say, the rest is history.
Today, Anthony Gallo Acoustics offers a complete line of loudspeakers and accessories, which are sold in over 40 countries worldwide. With the help of a team of diligent, loyal employees, the company has become an industry leader in providing consumers with high-end audio at affordable prices.