Showing posts with label Roy Delgado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Roy Delgado. Show all posts

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. 





















Sunday, October 20, 2019

Klipsch Museum 1st Educational Event

This was the first of what will hopefully be an annual event. Roy Delgado gave talks and demos to illustrate why PWK did what he did and why they still follow his example and standard. We don't have PWK anymore but Roy Delgado follows his principles and expands on what PWK that was the future of speaker development.
https://www.klipschmuseum.org/
I must have asked Roy a stupid question and gave him a headache. On the left is the mighty Jubilee and on the right the recently upgraded Cornwall 4. 
Roy shared data on how he develops crossovers but not the skunk works side of things. Crossovers are where DIY fails IMO and he just illustrated how complex they can become with so many moving parameters. 
This is part of the class with what looks like some new ported Heresy 4's.  Honestly I am still amazed there is still room for improvement in the Heritage line. I can with all honesty say the Heritage line has never been stronger and it will be one to watch for future developments. Bravo Roy and Klipsch.
A little piece of old history PWK and Roy's K403 with the new Cornwall 4 underneath..


 It was always the museums goal to have education be one of the most important aspects of the museum. This was just a start of more to come.
 This is where Jim Hunter gave a lengthy history on Paul W Klipsch. It was superb. I always learn something new when I go to Hope.

 Thank you Jim Hunter, Roy Delgado, and Travis Williamson.


Jim Hunter and the popular "They Sound OK" t-shirt. 

 Don't go for a walk in the woods on the old proving grounds 8-)

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, 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.