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Podcast: Cost-no-object Gryphon Audio’s #1 Dealer, Joseph Cali at T.H.E. Show 2023

At T.H.E. Show 2023, Joseph Cali talks about how his lifelong love of music led him to Gryphon Audio Designs.

In the first of 7 podcasts recorded at T.H.E. Show 2023, we begin our conversation with Danish high-end audio manufacturer, Gryphon Audio Designs. We speak with Joseph Cali, owner of the premiere Southern California dealer for this ultra-luxe Danish brand. Topics include Joe’s rich history in high-end audio, with a special focus on Gryphon Audio electronics and loudspeakers, as well the love of music that led him to connect with Gryphon.


Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors Q Acoustics & SVS for the support of our programming!


Currently, Joe is the CEO of Joseph Cali Systems Design, a bespoke high-end audio integrator with two locations in Los Angeles; however, he started as a Gryphon Dealer in 2017 in NY where he opened a dedicated Gryphon Demo System Showroom inside the Stereo Exchange Loft.

Joseph has a storied history in hi-fi and music as well as film and TV. He was a professional actor, with starring and co-starring roles in Saturday Night Fever, The Competition, The Lonely Lady, Voices, Suicide Kings, Today’s FBI, and Flatbush. He has worked as a recording Engineer and Executive Producer on Lori Lieberman albums: Monterey, Bend Like Steel, Gun Metal Sky, Ready For The Storm, and The Girl and The Cat, and will continue those duties on future Lori Lieberman productions. He also Executive Produced: A Thousand Dreams, Home Of Whispers and Gone Is The Girl for Pope Music, and Truly for Drive On Records. In addition, he co-founded Cello Music and Film Systems with the renowned Mark Levinson.

Joseph has had a love affair with music since his parents pushed back the dining room table, put big band music on the RCA HiFi Console and danced the nights away. From there, he joined the Columbia Record Club in High School in the mid 60’s and had a Garrard Turntable with a Stanton cartridge, KLH speakers and a Kenwood integrated amp. The obsession never stopped. System after system, for over 50 years from Audio Research and Magneplanars to his advocacy of Cello, and now Gryphon, sharing his love of music is in his soul.

This episode was hosted by Brian Mitchell, eCoustics Founder & CEO and Mitch Anderson of Black Circle Studios. It was recorded on June 9, 2023 at T.H.E. Show at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.

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Gryphon Audio Trident II Loudspeakers at T.H.E. Show 2023
Gryphon Audio Trident II Loudspeakers with Apex Stereo Amplifier at T.H.E. Show 2023

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