Anthony Gallo Acoustics Reference 5 LS Now Shipping


Revolutionary Line Source Speaker Features Seven CDT II Tweeters and Twelve Subwoofers

Chatsworth, CA, May 11, 2009—Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA), an award-winning manufacturer of high-end stereo and home theater speakers, announces that its revolutionary line source speaker, the Reference 5 LS, is now shipping.  The towering speaker stands 78” tall, boasts an incredible 12 custom aluminum 4” sub-woofers and features seven of AGA’s proprietary CDT II tweeters, which possess power-handling, off-axis response and efficiency that approach the textbook definition of ideal.  In addition, the Reference 5 LS has eight 4″ carbon fiber midrange drivers, each housed it its own 5″ spherical enclosure. All enclosure parts utilize brushed stainless steel and cast aluminum throughout.

“The Reference 5 LS is really the ‘big brother’ of our award-winning Reference 3.1,” states Bill Fried, vice president of operations for AGA.  “While it’s not completely omni-directional, it is the closest any line source has ever come to being omni-directional. This loudspeaker is the culmination of more than 25 years of loudspeaker design research. After an arduous and diligent design process, we’re extremely excited to make these available to the world.”

Many line sources horizontally offset their various drivers, but AGA alternates tweeter elements with mid-range spheres – vertically one atop the other – in perfect time alignment. As a result, the phase and dispersion anomalies caused by the horizontal driver offsets are entirely eliminated.  For additional flexibility, the 5 LS features an additional pair of binding posts that offer a 2db increase in high frequencies for optimization of more varied room acoustics.

The  Reference 5 LS offers the options of bi- or tri-wiring, as well as bi- or tri-amping. Although capable of handling massive power, the crossover-less design and high efficiency of both the CDT II tweeters and carbon-fiber midrange drivers are perfect mates for low-powered, high-performance amplifiers.

At 7” wide by 11” deep, the Reference 5 LS sports quite a slender profile. The twelve 4” rear-firing subwoofers are “time corrected” with the front firing drivers and nearly equal the surface area of a 15” subwoofer, yet still offer the speed and transparency that a large single driver cannot match.  In addition, the Reference 5 LS features AGA’s patented S2 Technology, as well as their trademark spherical enclosures, which minimizes external diffraction and internal standing waves.

For even more flexibility, AGA offers an optional Reference SA amplifier, which features volume, phase, equalization and crossover adjustments. The Reference SA allows the speaker to be positioned for optimal imaging and soundstaging performance without compromising bass linearity.  The amp was also designed to be used as the primary subwoofer amp from an LFE output to integrate the 5 LS into a home theater environment without the use of an outboard subwoofer.

About Anthony Gallo Acoustics:
Formed in 1994, Anthony Gallo Acoustics (AGA) has been raising the bar in loudspeaker design and technology ever since.  Specializing in audio products that exemplify the term “price-to-performance ratio,” AGA is a pioneer in spherical enclosure technology.  While universally accepted as the ideal enclosure shape, the sphere’s inherent standing wave issue prevented companies from bringing a ball-shaped speaker to market.  AGA solved this problem with its patented S2 Technology, which also enhances low-frequency extension and regulates acoustic impedance.  Thus, AGA has won numerous awards and accolades for its unique products and innovative technologies such as its powerhouse Nucleus® Reference 3, the smaller, titanium-driven A’Diva Ti and revolutionary Cylindrical Diaphragm Transducer (CDT™) tweeter.  Today, AGA’s products are sold in more than 73 countries, including a complete line of stereo speakers, home theaters speakers & systems, powered subwoofers and installation accessories that complement their award-winning speaker systems.

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