Gecko Audio began inadvertently in 2012 while Justin Burkholder was interviewing for sound engineering jobs in Malaysia. He interviewed at Gecko Music Group in Melaka where he met Daniel Foo, founder of Gecko Music Group and inventor of C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile Technology. It was explained at that time that Gecko Music Group was not actually focusing on recordings but more geared towards R&D and manufacturing. Impressed with what he had seen, and more so with what he heard, the seed had been planted in his mind to get involved and help share this gear with audiophile enthusiasts alike.
Over the years, Justin followed what was happening with Gecko Music Group in Asia, particularily in Singapore, Taiwan, and the Phillippines. While running other businessess in Malaysia, he was communicating with Daniel, learning about the technology and formulating plans to bring the technology to Canada and the United States.
He had reached out to former classmates, teachers and friends, and started to build partnerships with people who shared the same views on audio technology. To give an overview of our team, it consists of; Dylan Duquette, an audio engineer and entertainment business specialist and Jamie Kusick, a music and audio audio enthusiast and internet marketing guru were happy to join the team. They worked together to build Gecko Audio, and a solid foundation for the distribution network to rest on.
Gecko Music Group was founded by Daniel Foo in 2002, operating as a recording and custom professional audio equipment designing studio based in Melaka, Malaysia. Gecko Music Group started by provided services for individuals and multi-national corporations. It was the same year C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile Mastering and Encoding technology was invented.
By 2005, a new R&D unit called Gecko Instruments was incorporated in Singapore to carry out further development work for Gecko C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile technology and products. The same year GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile PreAmps, GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile Class-H and GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® WaveGuide was born. The R&D unit was later consolidated and its operation moved to Gecko Music Group headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia.
In 2012 Gecko Music Group created the GECKO® C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Acoustic Adaptation Processor (GCAAP).
2013 set off to be a big year for Gecko Music Group, with the registration of Gecko Music (BORNEO) SDN. BHD. It was incorporated in Sibu, Sarawak to oversee Gecko Music’s operations in Malaysia and Brunei.
Gecko Music Group also saw the incorporation of Gecko Music (Singapore) PTE. LTD. This is functioning as Gecko Music group’s current headquarters, oversee’s Gecko’s R&D operations, as well as international sales and marketing.
In 2016, Daniel and the R&D team made a huge breakthrough with the world’s first line-replaceable unit (LRU) and multi-stage C.R.I.S.T.A.L.® Audiophile Class-H power amplifiers were introduced.
Today, Gecko Music Group continues to grow as a world leader in professional audiophile equipment. Gaining a following from musicians, recording artists, sound engineers, and audiophiles Gecko Music Group continues to set new standards in the audio and music industry.