Chris Hornbeck and I were in Hope, Ar on Friday to see if there was anything new in the Klipsch Audio History Museum. The new item did not disappoint. It is a prototype of the shorthorn era. A mini Khorn? Not sure. There aren't too many prototypes I am aware of so this is an extremely rare item. It is loaded with four ten inch drivers and is a split cabinet. I can tell the era because it was made of 1/4" plywood like the rebel was made.
Here is Jim pointing out the placement of the drivers.
A look inside.
Here you can see the sound path.
Jim Hinter has posted many priceless stories on the Klipsch website.
Scroll down to More about Paul Wilbur Klipsch to read some of these stories and bits of history.
Jim Hunter's work on the archive is of the utmost importance for those interested in audio history. There are letters to and from all the greats from the heady days of HiFi. PWK may have been one of the most networked men in the industry. He kept every letter. Not sure PWK had a trash can lol...