Showing posts with label Shorthorn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shorthorn. Show all posts

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another Visit To The Klipsch Factory And Museum

These are new pics of some items that may have been posted here before but this stuff is so cool I don't mind ;) There was a Klipsch Pilgrimage this last weekend. This is a fan trip as Klipsch opens the doors to their museum and factory which I think is very generous.

This item is a pic of a pic. This was a custom made Khorn which was last seen in New Mexico and if I remember correctly the subject of post #1 for this site.

A 1939 Lowther. This is a massive beast.

Another massive Lowther but without the waterproof casing..

This one makes me drool every time I see it an early Leak amplifier.

A Newcomb 25 preamplifier. The settings are very interesting and obviously tweaked for lp playback.

An early example of cassette tape. I'm glad they got a little smaller.

A rare McIntosh SS amp the 100. A friend is running two of these currently.

One of my all time favorites a Voigt tractrix horn with Voigt cornerhorns in the background.

Another one of my favorites a very early non labeled or numbered RCA cornerhorn which has fieldcoils inside.

Jim Hunter the curator of the Klipsch museum opened up this short horn to show us how far these can be taken. Zowee.

Then things started to get strange around the museum........


This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1950's Klipsch Shorthorns and Rebels

Here are some pics of early Klipsch speakers from the Klipsch Factory Museum in Hope,AR. Some of these speakers have been restored. This would have been done by Jim Hunter.













This Klipsch Shorthorn prototype is in the Hope, AR Chamber of Commerce where they have a small but good Klipsch Museum. It was restored by Dexter a former Klipsch employee who does amazing work.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1957 Klipsch Pricelist

I found this early Klipsch pricelist in the archives. It is interesting that you could by pieces at a time and build your system as you have money. Very cool.




Tuesday, March 17, 2009

1957 Klipsch Brochure Klipschorn & Shorthorn

If it is one thing Klipsch can be credited with early on in their history it is making a case for hi-fi technology. They did not sell BullShit. Here are a couple pages of their 1957 brochure. I think the company would be better today if they continued the old Dope From Hope papers to teach the salesmen of today.








Thursday, March 12, 2009

Klipsch Shorthorn Model T Model S

Shorthorn Model T may have been the first television home theater type speaker.



Here is a Model T I saw in the Klipsch Audio History Factory Museum in Hope Arkansas.



The shorthorn is a back loaded corner horn much smaller and front firing driver. This is basically the EV Aristocrat which was licensed from Klipsch