Chatsworth, Calif. --
, which has focused primarily on spherical speaker enclosures since its founding in 1994, will corner the speaker market at ICES with its first in-room speakers using more traditional wooden-box enclosures.
The company contends it found ways to overcome the sonic flaws inherent in square and rectangular enclosures.
series will incorporate the company's first speakers with a more traditional look and will start roughly at around $695/pair.
"The box is tough to get to sound right because of many inherent flaws with the enclosure," a spokesman said. Spherical speaker enclosures have had multiple advantages over square and rectangular wood-box enclosures, including rigidity and ability to "virtually eliminate any issues with external diffraction, which can occur as sound leaves the driver and surrounds the enclosure," the spokesman continued.
To bring round sound to squared-off enclosures, Gallo is adopting multiple design strategies, including the use of patented S2 filling used in its speaker spheres to eliminate standing waves, take care of problems caused by parallel walls, and fix the Helmholtz resonance, the spokesman said.
Gallo is using the term "Un-Box" to refer to the Classico speakers' enclosure type "to describe the sound," he added.
"With the introduction of the Classico line, we are now able to offer the award-winning Gallo sound in a more traditional aesthetic," said company founder Anthony Gallo.