Monday, May 15, 2017

Extended Class A Amplifier

50 Watt class A from Radio and TV News.





Sunday, May 14, 2017

Polysics Turns 20

One of my favorite bands. We have traveled many miles to see them live. Live shows are better than their albums which is hard to do.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Taylor 866 Tube Advert

Wish I could still buy them at 1.50...

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Folded Horn Design - December 1956

Another folded horn design article. I never get enough of these.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday


For those that donated to the Klipsch Museum of Audio History thank you. 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, April 30, 2017

KLIPSCH 71st Anniversary And Pilgrimage In HOPE, AR

This years pilgrimage was extra special. It started a day early in the Klipsch factory with the founding of the Klipsch Heritage Museum Association or KHMA and the donation of the old factory with all artifacts included from Voxx and Klipsch to KHMA. This was very generous and special as John Shalam founder of Voxx and Paul Jacobs current Klipsch CEO attended and gave speeches. I can honestly say Klipsch is in good hands with these men at the helm.  Klipsch is one of the few speaker companies with production facilities still up and running in America. It is a little more expensive to do this but they feel it is the right thing to do. Hi-Fi made in America.
 Curator and President of KHMA Jim Hunter and Travis hanging the updated sign for the Klipsch Museum.
A few items in the museum.
Voigt horn with original waterproof driver.
 Extremely rare RCA corner horn which takes a 15" field coil driver.
 The legendary plexiglass klipschorn is back in Hope, AR....

The pilgrimage started Friday and ended Saturday at Rodney Newtons 600+ acre farm. He has been kind enough to host the pilgrimage. In my opinion guys like Rodney are what makes me proud of Arkansas unlike our legislature but I won't go into that.
I had never heard Paul Jacobs speak before so that was a treat as he shared several stories and his passion for Klipsch was that of the ultimate Klipsch fanatic. He also answered unfiltered questions from all the die hard Klipsch fans. These were not slow pitch questions and fun to watch.

 It is no coincidence that he was flanked by Jubilee's and the new horn loaded sub prototype.

I got to hang out with my favorite beer maker Barrett Tillman and horn designer from Klipsch engineer Roy Delgado.
Roy and Barrett talking horns. 
 Here we have who PWK called "#1 Klipsch Fan" Kevin Harmon who is the only man I know who needs a skid loader to move his KP-600 speaker stacks. He brought four of these to the pilgrimage. Kevin Harmon is also a trustee of KHMA.


Rain had us move two KP-600 stacks inside but Rodney's barn can easily accommodate.


 I'd like to mention Rodney and his ingenuity. Rodney has turned 600 acres into the most beautiful grazing and wetlands around. He was told many years ago that his goals were unattainable and would never work. Rodney went on to prove them all wrong and has created a series of small lakes and big ponds that flow into each other. Amazing and beautiful land. Thanks again Rodney.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Electro Voice Sentry IV

I'm not sure what took me so long to post this speaker from Electro Voice. Very similar to a Klipsch Belle performance looks close as well. I dig the baby cheek type tweeter. Grab a pair of these and a nice tube amp for dam good sound.








Monday, April 24, 2017

Audio 1956 Concrete for Loudspeaker Enclosures

This is interesting but the first time you have to move your friends all disappear.. 




Saturday, April 22, 2017

PWK's Tektronix Scope

I spotted this Teltronix Scope at the Klipsch Auio History Museum. It has a Polaroid back attachment.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nondirectional Corner Speaker

1951 nondirectional corner  speaker article. This looks like a lofi voigt corner horn.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Three Turntables OG DJ

This is an amazing early console for spinning 78rpm.
Times they have changed. I don't know why this pisses me off but it does. This must have been how Delia Derbyshire or Louis & Bebe Barron felt about the keyboard / synth. When someone says there is going to be a DJ I still expected turntables and f'ing vinyl not this pig abortion of whatever the hell it is supposed to be. The other night a DJ was playing and he had two of these things and not even a token turntable.



I might have more distaste for this than autotune. 
Rant over.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Racon Tweeter Early Hi-Fi

Early wide range Racon tweeter advert. I tried finding an actual example but this must be a rare one. At first I thought it was a Western Electric copy.