Showing posts with label Jim Hunter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jim Hunter. Show all posts

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Klipsch Pilgrimage In Hope AR April 26-29th 2017

This years Klipsch Pilgrimage to Hope Arkansas is a really special one. The events will kick off with a ribbon cutting of the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History and the founding of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association. The Klipsch museum building and contents have been donated very generously by Klipsch to the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association. KHMA will be a non profit with goals of preserving the legacy of PWK and his archives. PWK corresponded with all of the greats in the audio industry and kept every correspondence. This museum is more than just about preserving the Klipsch legacy but scores of untold stories from the glory days of the entire Hi-Fi industry. Klipsch Historian Jim Hunter makes new discoveries all the time. 
 For more information about the Klipsch pilgrimage please check the following links to the Klipsch forums. There will be museum, factory, laboratory tours and a chance to listen to exciting new speakers in the Klipsch factory listening room.
 If you care about preserving audio history and the goals of Klipsch Heritage Museum Association there will be an opportunity to donate at the pilgrimage and become a member of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association.
 Once the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association website is live there will be many ways to contribute online and become a member of the museum. I will be posting and soliciting donations once this is possible.












If you are a Klipsch fan or a fan of audio history please consider attending this years pilgrimage.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Klipsch Preserves Audio History Announcement At Sound And Vision


The Klipsch Audio History Museum is one of my favorite places to study audio history particularly Klipsch history. For more information about this announcement bounce over to Sound And Vision to see the official announcement.

For those unfamiliar with the museum check out this tour by Jim Hunter. It is well worth watching all four parts.
  What is also being preserved is the vast archives and documentation PWK collected over the years. There isn't an audio pioneer that PWK did not correspond with and keep all letters. Jim has had his hands full with this task as it is an ocean of information. I'm always excited to learn about his discoveries in the Klipsch archives. I'm sure there are more announcements to come. 

Congratulations Klipsch.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Audio History Museum - Hope Arkansas - PWK Protoype

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...





I can't  visit Hope, Ar without fondling my favorite speaker. Now since I have heard one in upstate New York I like the 16a even more. Thanks for the pic Chris.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tractrix Horns Improved Imaging and Phasing Article

This article was written by Roy Delgado, Kerry Geist and Jim Hunter. At the time this article was written 1991 they worked at Klipsch in Hope, AR. This was to explain their transition to the tractrix horns. To see this much attention being given to Voigt is well deserved. This was due to Bruce Edgar for bringing Voigt back to the minds of speaker builders. I am lucky enough to have a pair of horns based off of Delgado and Klipsch designed Tractrix prototypes. They are wonderful. I hope you enjoy this article.