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

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.




Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Klipsch MC Boron Cartridge

 My friend Chris left a Klipsch Boron MC cartridge at my house so I mounted it to my Braun PS600. I hope to find a Klipsch step up transformer for it next weekend. 

I will I had it I checked it out under the micro scope. It looks pretty good.


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Roy Delgado Official Klipschorn AK6 Video

Roy Delgado talks about some of the biggest changes made to the Klipschorns in years.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Klipsch CP-1 AKA Industrial Cornwall

This is a rare bird a Klipsch industrial CP-1 also a Cornwall.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

PWK TIN SHED

This is where Klipsch began in the 40's. I believe Jim Hunter currator of the Klipsch museum has a few of the artifacts from the old tin shed.
Please consider a donation to the Klipsch museum. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Klipschorn In Town

Roy Delgado and the team in Hope, AR treat the Klipschorn with the utmost respect and changes do not come without much thought. WWPWKD? This new Klipschorn in production since the 40's is having some pretty amazing improvments. Check out the changes at the Klipsch site.


 ENCLOSED BACKS.

 NEW TWEETER HORN AND DRIVER.
 NEW INPUT PANEL.
How does the Klipschorn work.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

Brociner Klipsch Dual Horn Reproducer

A very early Klipsch advert. 
A Basic Improvement In Sound Reproduction.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Klipsch - You Gotta Put The Screws To it

Name that Klipsch employee.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Brociner Klipsch Speaker System

A pre Klipschorn advert from Brociner. I'm not sure what year that started using the phrase Klipschorn perhas late 1940's. I'll have to ask Klipsch historian Jim Hunter about this one. 


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Klipsch Audio History Museum Announces New Website

The Klipsch museum of course is centered around the life of Paul W Klipsch and his inventions but the archives are huge and diverse. This is an amazing glimpse into the glory days of Hi-Fi. PWK coresponded with all the giants in the industry including Western Electric, Jensen, RCA, Fisher, McIntosh and many others. There are literally crates of documents awaiting discovery and your contributions help preserve and uncover these gems. 

Please consider supporting the museum by becoming a member or by donating.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

1947 The Klipsch Sound Reproducer Article By Paul W Klipsch

A little heavy on the Klipsch posts lately but thats ok as they are practicatlly the last man standing of companies from the dawn of Hi-Fi. That is still made in the US.  

This article is special as it is 1947 and the article is by PWK himself. Read the article it is brilliant and no Bullshit! The article appears to be before the name Klipschorn is used.







Monday, June 11, 2018

A Little Heresy Ad

A Little Heresy is good for the SOUL. This might be one of my favorite ads from Klipsch... Good stuff.