Showing posts with label Vitavox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vitavox. Show all posts

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Prodigal Vitavox Klipschorn

Jim Hunter purchased a Vitavox Klipschorn around 2002 but it got lost. They thought it was lost in shipping but instead lost in the Klipsch catacombs. During a Klipsch factory cleanup Roy Delgado found the mystery crate and sent it to the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History across the street.  I was lucky enough to be on site helping Jim Hunter with a few things at the museum.

Here it is intact.

Jim Hunter says this is one of the earlier late 40's Klipschorn models.
It is essentially a shell wrapped around a Klipschorn.
The S2 driver was missing from the midrange horn.

The amazing K15-40 was still in the cabinet. 
The crossover was mounted on a thick phenolic board. 
 Here is the lost Vitavox finally in the museum. It will need some repair work.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Vitavox Multicell Horns Ad

A friend has a pair of the large Vitavox multicells on his Klipschorns. They sound great. Look great as well.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Vitavox S2

The classic S2 which is still hand made in England.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Vitavox Multicell & Klipsch Basshorn

I spent a Sunday afternoon with my good friend Chris and the Tubehoarder. What we have here is the a Klipschorn Bass Horn for the low frequency. The mids and highs are being covered by a very large 10 cell Vitavox horn with a TAD 4001 driver.
 Sorry I don't have very good pics as they are so big they suck in the light lol..
In case you are wondering about the wood grain that is the rare Persian Nut Wood.
 This is the rigging for a prelim listening session but it looks great.
Just the right size.
Each section was powered by a George Wright 2A3 amp. The crossover I built with parts and plans given to me by Chris.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Vitavox Klipschorn

This is a rare ad from Vitavox from the mid 60's. Their take on the Klipschorn is one of the best ever done. Unlike competitors they actually paid licensing fees to Klipsch.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vitavox Type GP 1 Pressure Unit

From Vitavox we have the Type GP 1 Pressure Unit. Or General Purpose 1.... Does that mean that SP  1 is Special Purpose 1? Those familiar with the movie The Jerk will get a chuckle.

Sadly I don't have the next page.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vitavox Klipschorn Letter 1949

Vitavox response to being called "inherently dishonest". This bit of audio history is very interesting to me as the manufacturer of the Klipschorn in the UK let the audio reviewer have it with both barrels. The Radiolympia sounds like a fun event.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vitavox Klipschorn Reproducer

Jim Hunter the Klipsch historian shared this with me last week. I had asked about the Klipschorn reproductions in Europe. Check out this Vitavox pamphlet a little rough but likely very rare.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vitavox London Ad

A very cool early Vitavox advert. They were one of the best English horn makers.
This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vitavox Western Electric Style Horn ?

This horn was on eBay a couple of times. If I remember right it was in Europe but I can't remember who made it. The horn is obviously in the style of Western Electric but built one of the European horn makers like Vitavox, BTH, or Klangfilm. I'd love to have a couple of these hanging in my house. Oh man that would be cool. Thanks for the clarification Jeffery.

This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vitavox Klipschorn Reporducer

Vitavox started in 1931 and was the UK equivalent of the theater speaker builders in the USA like RCA, Western Electric, and Lansing. It is likely they licensed designs from them but that is another story. Vitavox licensed the Klipschorn design in the late 40's from Klipsch. I think Vitavox made the best Klipschorn outside of Hope, AR. It is stylish and beautiful. The lines are classic. I would love to own one of these.

Here is the brochure courtesy of the Unofficial Vitavox site.