Showing posts with label khma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label khma. Show all posts

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-)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

One-time Opportunity Sale Of Museum Edition Klipschorn AK6-ME

My wife and I are trustees of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Of Audio History so it is a cause very close to us. They are offering the very first pair of museum edition Klipschorns. These are very special as the veneer is unique and it incorporates the latest Klipschorn updates. All proceeds go to the Klipsch Heritage Museum Of Audio History.

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.




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.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Klipsch Museum Of Audio History - Working To Reclaim The Basement


This video was made as KHMA members Jim, Eldon, and Kevin try to find the source of leaks into the basement. The building was concrete poured in  a giant form that was 10 inches thick. I believe the elevator shaft was the only part poured separately and is where the issues may lie. Foundation specialist Terry Cruse came onsite and gave advice to alleviate our flooding issues . They are working on implementing this changes in hopes that this cures our flooding issues. If successful it will save us a lot of money and work.


The old Klipsch factory and current Klipsch Museum is where PWK built and designed speakers after the tin shed. Solving these foundation issues will double the size of the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History. At this time we can not even house the entire collection and archives of PWK.


Any donations are greatly appreciated and will help us preserve audio history and the legacy of PWK.






To those who have already donated. 
THANK YOU!!




Monday, May 1, 2017

Klipsch Museum Of Audio History Donations Needed

Ok friends I have never run ad campaigns or tried to sell anything on itishifi.com even though everyone tells me I should monetize this site. I am a trustee of the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History and my wife is on the executive board. We are a certified 501c3 non profit organization. This past weekend Voxx International and Klipsch donated the original Klipsch factory building including artifact collection of PWK and the massive paper archives of PWK to our museum association. These archives are not just Klipsch related but every industry pioneer from the golden age of Hi-Fi.  To get to the point the building needs some work and we are looking at foundation and HVAC work. This is expensive and we are on a minimal budget starting out. Donations are greatly appreciated.
We would appreciate any donation you can afford. Every donation counts. 





THANK YOU

https://www.soundandvision.com/content/klipsch-announces-transfer-museum-annual-pilgrimage-kick

Here is an older video of the museum much has changed but it is a great window into the museum. Once on a sound financial footing we have many exciting plans moving forward. 



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.