Showing posts with label Klipsch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Klipsch. 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, March 9, 2017

Klipsch MCZ-7 Moving Coil Cartridge

My friend Chris dropped by today and brought these rare Klipsch cartridges. We checked them under the microscope fortunately the cantilever and tip are intact on both of them. Can't wait to give them a spin. For those that think this is weird for Klipsch it really isn't. PWK actually was applying for a patent for a cartridge the same time GE did for a little cartridge called the GE Variable Reluctance cartridge. According to Klipsch historian Jim Hunter he was only a few months behind GE on patent application.

 Should we replace the foam or keep the original lol...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Klipsch Forte III Heritage Rides Again

I grew up on high efficiency Klipsch speakers. The big Klipsch were always around and since then I've always gravitated to highly efficient low distortion speakers. No bigger bang for the buck than Klipsch heritage. It is so great to see Klipsch digging into the heritage history and bringing back a great speaker like the Forte. I am hoping the Chorus is next. These speakers are handmade in Hope, Ar. How many speaker companies can still say that? Bravo Klipsch.
Beautiful retro design. 

 Klipsch designer Roy Delgado took this tractrix mid horn design from the cinema line which is very successful. It is also where the big fun speakers are. 

Klipsch at CES

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Klipsch Rebel

This is my favorite Klipsch Rebel Ad. 

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, March 21, 2016


High Fidelity magazine announces the Klipsch La Scala

Friday, February 19, 2016

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday

Industrial La Scala 

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.  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Klipsch Model H

Before the Klipsch Heresy was named it was simply the Model H.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Persian Nutwood Klipschorns KBPNL

These are the only pair of Persian Nutwood Klipschorns I have seen in the wild. They look incredible and sound even better in person. There are lots of Klipschorns out there but not many this unique.
That grain pattern is psychedelic. 
The classic cane grills compliment perfectly.
These beauties are on eBay right now. 
The seller is top notch and has 100% feedback.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Brociner Coner Speaker

Licensed of course from Klipsch but here is an early Brociner advert. It features the K5 with trusonic hf driver and 500hz network. The ad says Pisa but every example I have seen had a Trusonic.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

PWK And Jim Build The BIG Foam Horn

Jim Hunter Klipsch engineer and historian posted this great pic on the Klipsch site. Not sure what is going on here but that is a big plywood and foam horn. I'd like to see a better pic and get more of the story.
Jim and Hunter are rather tall guy's so this horn should be large 6ft-8ft x 6ft-8ft. I'd like to see more of these experimental fun horns they built. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Klipsch KPT-1802-HLS Horn Subwoofer

For a sense of scale here is Kevin Harmond with the Klipsch HLS. That is a good size for a horn loaded sub. It would be a blast to put all manner of larger horns on top of this perhaps a Jubilee and some tractrix horns. That would only be about 15ft high lol.
Nice of them add a cherry beauty panel.
 This guys room has to be huge.

 Top notch construction hand made in Hope, AR USA.

 "commanding 20hz bass response"
After Klipsch latest showing at CES it is clear that Klipsch pro cinema is where the true principles of PWK are being kept and built upon. The new consumer stuff just leaves me baffled.