Paul Wilbur Klipsch (PWK) was an American audio pioneer, a true eccentric and a proud member of the engineering and science hall of fame. He gave rise to speaker technologies that would forever impact generations of music lovers. It all started in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas way back in 1946 when PWK, genius, madman and maverick, designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn speaker with the goal of bringing live music into his living room. In the understatement of the century, we'd say he succeeded. The tin shed is now a full-fledged factory with its own cabinet production line and the company's headquarters have moved to Indianapolis, Indiana; however, the mission remains to create the world's best speakers.
PWK received a patent on his loudspeaker design in 1945, registered the name Klipsch & Associates in 1946 and began making each loudspeaker with his own two hands until he hired his first employee in 1948. Paul believed in four principles that continue to drive the design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and hopefully tomorrow. High Efficiency: Klipsch utilises horn-loaded technology in each of its speaker categories, minus headphones and subwoofers, because the horn shape results in accurate and dynamic sound transmission. Low Distortion: Klipsch horn technology reproduces the softest sounds with remarkable clarity and detail and the loudest sounds with no harshness or distortion. Controlled Directivity: Klipsch horn technology assists in accurately directing sound, which, in turn, creates a more lifelike soundstage. Flat Frequency Response: These stunningly accurate speakers offer no unnatural highs, mids or lows, delivering sound as the artist intended.