June 2009 - Posts
Every so often I get an email that makes me smile and reminds me of why we do what we do. And it never fails to surprise me what a lasting effect Paul Klipsch had on people's lives:
My name is Gary, and I want to express my gratitude to truly a genius, a great human being and my hero indeed. I was born 1955 at 3.5 pounds, and was kept in an incubator for days. I had a 50-50 chance of survival. Well, I made it but I lost 50% of my hearing in the left ear. All my life I've never been able to listen to music, especially the lyrics, the way I do now since I purchased the RF-63 Reference speakers. P.W. Klipsch - where have you been all my life? This man is a hero to me, and I'm truly sorry he passed on 7 years ago.
I notice the memorial plaque on the website. Wish I could have expressed my gratitude in person.
Thanks for listening to a thankful Canadian.
Thank you, Gary, for sharing your story. Paul would have been pleased.
In honor of Friday's Coldplay concert that I didn't get to go to...
These simple time pieces are adorning our main reception area on the second floor so we can keep track of what time it is in all our offices around the world. I realize the second hands are not in sync, so please save yourself the smart-aleck comment.
It's not nearly as cool as hearing the song live would've been, but I'll pretend it comes close. ..... ok, that didn't work.
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I don't need to say much about this. It's way too easy to make fun of. Just know that these two characters are in charge of developing the vast majority of our products.
And I'll bet they don't look at explosions.
The flagship of our home theater install products is the oft-praised, highly regarded THX Ultra2 system. Along with the Palladium P-39F and the mighty Klipschorn, this powerhouse deserves its place as the third jewel in our crown of hi-end speaker offerings.
And now, along with its sister-jewels, has found its way back to our family of products currently being made in Hope, Arkansas.
If you're in the Springfield, Missouri area, stop by Stereo One for a demonstration of this amazing system. The gorgeous theater has a backlit screen to show off the speakers (click image to enlarge), and I can almost imagine the sound... If I ever get out that way, I'm bringing my copy of Grease2.
2868 S. Glenstone,
Springfield, MO 65804
(in the Brentwood Center South)
Full story about the THX Ultra2 manufacturing change coming soon to klipsch.com!
Overlooking his masterpiece. Great work, Matt!
I was going to simply post an "after" shot, but I thought I'd give you an idea of mural's size with the man working on it. Plus the lift he was using looked way fun.
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