The Klipschorn is the only speaker in the audio world to be in constant production for 60 years. It is a classic and a marvel of refinement. PWK developed this with slide rules and instinct. He got it very right the first time imo. Over the years it saw many changes but nothing major since the late 40's. There are many people who modify the Klipschorn but you never see anyone modify the bass bin. This is because they can't make it any better. Sure you can put new drivers in it and different horns but the bass bin is near perfect. Klipsch heritage remains one of the bargains in the hi-fi world.
Here is a front cutaway I saw at the Hope factory museum.
Here is a cross section cutaway. I would have loved to see this one being made.
This cross section cutaway helped show the internal construction and demystified the Khorn bass bin. I assumed it was magic..
This is one of my favorite marketing tools. It shows the customer the path of sound through a Klipschorn.
If you haven't seen a Klipschorn in construction check this out. The Klipsch factory workers were kind enough to leave one unfinished so we could examine it.
I was told by a Klipsch employee that the record for klipschorns assembled by a single person in one day is 5. This record was set in the late 70's.
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