Showing posts with label Klipsch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Klipsch. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Hi-Fi in Hartford

Live Hi-Fi demo in the 50's. Check out those false corners for the Khorns.



Monday, April 13, 2020

Klipsch Model T

One of the first multimedia speakers. Very rare.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Klipsch Pilgrimage 2020 March 19-21 CANCELED

CANCELLED DUE TO  COR-OH-NO-VIRUS
This year the pilgrimage is a bit earlier in the year. If you haven't been and are a horn junkie this is a must attend. My favorite day is Friday with PWK's lab, klipsch museum of audio history, live factory, lab and current product listening sessions. The end of the day there will be a museum benefit concert. 


Sunday, December 29, 2019

1951 High Fidelity Ads Featuring Khorns

It is interesting that the Klipschorn shown right next to the Brociner electronic crossover and preamp. In this 1951 magazine Klipsch has several ads one in this report, a Brociner, and RadioShack ad. It wasn't long after this that Klipsch quit liocensing others to build their speakers.




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Klipsch Console Prototype

Check outt this Klipsch Console prototype. This is a cool product that never reached market. There were only a handful made.
I'm convinced the Klipsch factory in Hope can do any finish. Check out this piano gloss. 








Thursday, October 24, 2019

Klipschorn Jubilee by Roy Delgado and PWK

 The weekend in Hope was a blast. PWK and Roy Delgado's Jubilee two way loudspeaker is truly state of the art. It is simply the best loudspeaker I have ever heard. Roy has it so dialed in it is just amazing. If you can make the pilgrimage in Hope next year please do.  That experience is so fresh in my mind I thought I'd do a Jubilee post.


Roy and PWK started this project in the 90's while PWK was in his 90's. Back then the Jubilee had a K403 which I happen to own as the HF horn. Sadly with Paul's passing the project did not move forward. 

 

Roy made a great move and had the Jubilee bass bin placed in the pro cinema line. This was a great move as it was in production in some form. Roy saw lot of rapid Klipsch fans on the forums(including me) wanting to know why it wasn't released. Roy Delgado hoping to deter fans pointed them at the cinema line thinking it was way too ugly to put in a home but in a surprising move many fans bought them and put thesed giant cinema speakers in their homes. It is like Henry Ford said you can have it in any color as long as it is black. Personally I love the Klipsch pro line and there are some real gems there. The pro horns and horn loaded subs are top notch.

  
 

The hardcore Klipsch fans with these cinema speakers worked very hard to make them fit into their homes. This reminds me of the Klipsch designer speakers where it was up to the decorator or owner to make them look nice. Here are the many early Jubilee's.. This is only available via cinema line so you need a cinema dealer to sell you the setup. 

Here are a few examples of what people of done with their Jubilee's. They start as just black and eventually Klipsch was nice enough to offer a veneered front. So some veneer is factory but most was done by the owner. Check it out. 





















Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Klipsch Model T


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Klipsch Hope, AR Pilgrimage 2019

It is that time of year again in Hope, AR where Klipsch opens the doors and allows anyone to go on a factory, laboratory, anechoic chamber, and audio history museum tours. It is nice to see Hi-Fi still made in the US. Didn't plan on doing a post so here are some snap shots from the Klipsch weekend.
  
The Klipsch Museum Of Audio History had a ribbon cutting for the new Paul W Klipsch Education Center. It will house most of his books and magazines. The collection is staggering everything audio since the dawn of radio.
 A few items from the museum were brought over for the occasion.  
The first TV speaker Klipsch Model T.
  



Of course you can't ignore the 600lb 27" field coil speaker from Cinaudagraph.


Over at the factory the legend Roy Delgado demo the Jubilees and answers questions.

 The factory lab still has PWK's work bench.

Current work bench.

 I never tire of posting pics of the plexiglass Klipschorn.


 This ugly little pieces of metal are fascinating. These are patent models for PWK's patent model variable reluctance cartridges. General Electric beat him to the patent office by three months. Looks like it might track a little heavy 8-)


A few old school RCA speakers including an ultra rare corner speaker.



 The main display room in the museum was original the main listening room. PWK fixed the room with Dr. Boner's "polycylindrieal surfaces". There are several of these around the room and they work really well. The room is acoustically superb for listening to music.

The Pilgrimage always finishes out in the country where libations and tunes are enjoyed.