In 1946, an entrepreneur named Paul W. Klipsch designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn speaker in Hope, Arkansas, with the goal of bringing live music into his living room. He was a true American audio pioneer and a member of the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. His passion for quality sound and his understanding of the science involved gave rise to speaker technologies that would forever impact generations of music lovers.
A horn loudspeaker (or loudspeaker element) uses an acoustic horn to increase the overall efficiency of the drive component. A common configuration consists of a compression driver which produces sound waves using a small metal diaphragm vibrated by an electromagnet, attached to a flared horn assembly to conduct the sound waves to the open air. The main advantage of horn loudspeakers is their extreme efficiency; they can typically produce 10 times (10 dB) more sound pressure than a standard cone speaker given the same amplifier output. Therefore, horns are widely used in public address systems, sound systems for large venues like theaters, auditoriums, and sports stadiums, as well as many high-end home audio systems.
Over the decades, Klipsch speakers have become nothing short of legendary and Paul Klipsch’s vision lives on in every horn-loaded product they make. With amazing clarity, wide dispersion and ultimate efficiency, Klipsch speakers will reveal satisfying and vibrant audio that you never thought possible – whether using them with new or existing equipment. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, these world-class speakers allow people to experience their favorite music like nothing else can, short of a live performance – which was the company’s stated objective from the beginning.
From commercial speakers found in countless premium movie theaters around the world, to home audio speakers, soundbars, powerful portable wireless speakers and the most comfortable studio-grade headphones on the market, Klipsch has been delivering incredible detail and unsurpassed quality consistently since its inception. Considering that the Klipschorn Floorstanding Speaker is still manufactured and sold today speaks volumes about the monumental achievement of Paul Klipsch back in 1946. Cool Home Technology in Minneapolis is proud to be ‘keepers of the sound’ with a complete offering of Klipsch products – from their tiniest in-ear headphones to their flagship reference loudspeakers. We invite you to stop in and audition the sound that has captivated millions of audiophiles for the better part of a century!
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