Showing posts with label mono. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mono. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

50's PWK mono Khorn Brook amp and preamp

This is a great pic someone posted on the Klipsch forum. Obviously from the 50's with a nice mono system featuring his prized Brook amp and preamp. Does anyone know what model turntable and tonearm that is? ( edit tonearm looks like a Grace 108c ) The clearly homemade system stands are interesting.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just a couple early Klipsch ads

I spend allot of time posting about Klipsch because that was my intro to hifi and more importantly horns.

The days of Klipsch run by a genius eccentric southern gentleman engineer are sorely missed. It was the right time and the right product. PWK struck a good balance between fidelity and price. Audiophilia was in full stride in the 50's and Hi-Fi actually mattered to people. You couldn't have a swing'n bachelor pad without a proper hi-fi system.

Here are two ads from the early days. The mid century modern design is very sleek and clean. The first is a mono and the second ad is three way. Klipsch was an early pioneer of multi channel not just stereo. Not the first of course but he made many early stereo recordings in Arkansas. I understand Klipsch Corp has these and could be undergoing restoration. I really hope this does happen.