The DaVinci Group is a California company founded in 2012 by world renowned custom integration veterans that have a long history of creating iconic architectural products for some of the best-known brands in the industry. They utilize world-class engineering and experience to create products that recognized as “best in class.” Never satisfied to stay still they continue to create cutting edge products that have led the industry in many categories. Of course, the best products are nothing without the best service. They have been repeatedly recognized for their award-winning customer service.

Driven by their personal desire to make audio sound as close as possible to the real performance they strive to recreate music as accurately as possible. Every spot of the home should be considered a personal listing venue or home theater.

While The DaVinci Group is one Company it features two distinct brands, TDG Audio and Vanguard Dynamics.

Our Brands

TDG Audio offers a portfolio of high-quality installed speakers for the widest range of installation and performance needs in and outside of the home. They have products for Home Theater, Whole House, and Outdoor listening.

Vanguard Dynamics is a leader in custom installation solutions for today’s most popular voice control solutions from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri. While they offer amazing smart home audio solutions, they also supply superior grade architectural speakers, robust multi-zone amplifiers and accessories that have become staples for thousands of quality conscious integrators.

CEO & PRESIDENT

Jeff Francisco

"Innovator of Architectural Audio"

Jeff Francisco’s interest in music started at a young age when he became a musician. His interest and abilities grew to the point he received a degree in music performance and became a professional musician and composer in the Los Angeles music scene playing and recording with a wide variety of classical, jazz, and pop music artists.

In 1985, Jeff joined SpeakerCraft and got an engineering education from the ground up in loudspeaker design, R&D, and manufacturing. He oversaw the development of the world’s first custom home installed speakers for now legendary brands. Shortly after the SpeakerCraft brand of architectural speakers was launched Jeff took over R&D responsibilities. He oversaw the successful introduction of hundreds of speaker and electronic products. He holds loudspeaker patents and introduced many new technologies to the industry.

In 2012, Jeff became CEO & President of The DaVinci Group – TDG Audio. He brought with him not only his engineering expertise but also his passion for music. His uncompromising approach to the best possible music reproduction is something he learned in recording studios and applies to every product he designs at TDG.

CTO & FOUNDER

Alex Chiou

Alex began his career with one of Asia’s premier loudspeaker manufacturers, working with many of the world’s well-known brands in consumer, commercial and custom integration channels. He methodically learned and mastered every aspect important to the design and engineering of loudspeakers and became a valued asset to not only the company but its many customers.

Alex later moved on to manage loudspeaker development at SpeakerCraft and was key to the development and manufacturing of dozens of products. Alex’s incredible understanding of all aspects of loudspeaker engineering and manufacturing and his “hands-on” attitude likely make him the industries only CTO that is genuinely involved in even the smallest details of loudspeaker manufacturing.

1980’s Early

Jeff rapidly advances his music career attending college music programs as a High School Freshman. Jeff keeps busy performing and recording in the L.A. area with Jazz, Classical and Pop artists. One of his projects is selected by and signed personally by David Geffen.

1985

Jeff Joins SpeakerCraft and gets an engineering education from the ground up in loudspeaker design, R&D, and manufacturing. Jeff works on products for the world’s first custom installed speaker brands.

1996

Jeff becomes Vice President of Engineering. Alex joins a Los Angeles car audio shop, designing and installing sound systems for show cars.

2004

Jeff develops the world’s first home audio system for displaying metadata from and controlling Apples’ iPod. Alex joins Meiloon, a leading OEM manufacturer for high end audio systems and works alongside renowned loudspeaker designers and engineers from around the world.

2007

Alex joins SpeakerCraft and becomes Manager of Loudspeaker Development, designing dozens of architectural audio products.

2009

Jeff receives a patent on the world’s first pivoting in-wall speaker.

2010

Jeff develops the world’s first system to broadcast hundreds of audio and video HD signals simultaneously over a single CAT-5 cable.

2012

Jeff and Alex combine their expertise in loudspeaker design and manufacturing and launch, The DaVinci Group – TDG Audio and Vanguard Dynamics. TDG designs the world’s first ceiling speaker with a dual voice coil tweeter.

2013

TDG introduces WarrantyPLUS to cover not only product replacement, but also offset the labor cost of replacement. Technology Integrator Excite Award. Residential Systems Stellar Service Award. Alex awarded Dealerscope Top 40 under 40.

2014

European Office and Warehousing established to better service International Customers. Technology Integrator Excite Award. CEPro Quest for Quality Award.

2015

DSHE Most Valuable Partner Award. Technology Integrator Excite Award. CEPro Quest for Quality Award.

2016

DSHE Ring of Distinction Award.

2017

TDG invents Skybar, the world’s first in ceiling soundbar that can also be used as a single channel or multi-channel speaker.

2018

TDG featured in Home of Dreams in Westlake, TX and Parade Home in SLC, UT. Vanguard Dynamics speakers used in a Ferrari Exhibition. Sound + Image Award for VAIL Amp, the world’s first in-wall amplifier for Amazon Echo Dots.

2019

Integrators Choice Award for Best Build and Installation. Vanguard Dynamics introduces VAIL Cast, the world’s first fully universal streaming amplifier.

2020

TDG becomes the first custom integration manufacturer to acquire essential PPE supplies needed by integrators across the country. Present Day: The DaVinci Group continues to design and manufacture the finest architectural audio products dedicated to deliver the best sounding speakers and amplifiers for luxury homes.