Showing posts with label klipsch museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label klipsch museum. Show all posts

Monday, April 29, 2019

Klipsch Hope, AR Pilgrimage 2019

It is that time of year again in Hope, AR where Klipsch opens the doors and allows anyone to go on a factory, laboratory, anechoic chamber, and audio history museum tours. It is nice to see Hi-Fi still made in the US. Didn't plan on doing a post so here are some snap shots from the Klipsch weekend.
  
The Klipsch Museum Of Audio History had a ribbon cutting for the new Paul W Klipsch Education Center. It will house most of his books and magazines. The collection is staggering everything audio since the dawn of radio.
 A few items from the museum were brought over for the occasion.  
The first TV speaker Klipsch Model T.
  



Of course you can't ignore the 600lb 27" field coil speaker from Cinaudagraph.


Over at the factory the legend Roy Delgado demo the Jubilees and answers questions.

 The factory lab still has PWK's work bench.

Current work bench.

 I never tire of posting pics of the plexiglass Klipschorn.


 This ugly little pieces of metal are fascinating. These are patent models for PWK's patent model variable reluctance cartridges. General Electric beat him to the patent office by three months. Looks like it might track a little heavy 8-)


A few old school RCA speakers including an ultra rare corner speaker.



 The main display room in the museum was original the main listening room. PWK fixed the room with Dr. Boner's "polycylindrieal surfaces". There are several of these around the room and they work really well. The room is acoustically superb for listening to music.

The Pilgrimage always finishes out in the country where libations and tunes are enjoyed.




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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PWK MAIN AMPLIFIER - Klipsch Museum Of Audio History

Here is a recent find from the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History. I eroniously posted this as a PWK Brook mod but upon further inspection this is a different amplifier. It is not odd that PWK designed and built an amplifer as he was building everything he used including turntable, cartridge, and tonearm. The early days of Klipsch were very lean financially so this makes sense. This could have been 1940's or 1950's

This appears to be a printing tin but not sure were it appeared in print.
 
Here is a drawing with a few extra notations.
 Jim Hunter and Kerry Geist recently desicovered an example of the amplifier burried in the Klipsch Museum Of Audio History basement. Since there is one perhaps it is from the days of mono.




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, June 13, 2011

Strange Happenings In Hope

One of the rarest item in the museum a WE16A. It looks cool from any angle.
The back.
Not sure what is going on here. I think it there is some horn perversion going on. You can get arrested for that in Hope.
What the hell?
What kind of mind would do such a thing?
Well that explains it. www.experiencemusic.com
Jeffery was certainly cracking me up. Too cool.
Jeffery and Hunter discussing the massive Bozak woofer from hell.
Hard to believe they let Jeffery and the rest of us run amuck in the Klipsch lab and chamber. Ahh good times.
We were lucky enough to see these factory Rosewood Klipschorns on the factory floor waiting to be crated.
Travis and Hunter gave us a glimpse into the Klipsch tape archives. A couple of the clips were spooky. I hope they continue to restore the PWK recordings.

Great weekend great times. Thanks everyone.



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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........


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