October 2009 - Posts
This years winners -- Congrats to Gumby (Derek, Customer Service Rep), Dracula (Steve, Tech Support Rep) and The Wicked Witch of the West (Kathy, Receptionist). Take a good look...these are the people who answer your phone calls!
Honorable Mention goes to "Little Old Lady Who Lost Her Dog" (Jill, VP of Finance), who probably would've won had she not won last year. She's a tough competitor!
You can see all the photos from today's fun here
Intimate party for ... five? Let the captions fly for this 1970s lifestyle photo featuring a 3-channel Heritage system. Cleverest entry wins a Klipsch prize!
No, it's not quite snowing today, but I can tell that we're not far off. Not at all. So I'm preparing. I took this one a couple years ago...you can see our test-shed in the back of the photo, which was chronicled here, here, and here. And if you actually click on and read that last link, you'll be treated to a clever pop culture reference from one of my all time favorite co-workers. After all, how many people are able to work Plinko into every day conversation?
A quick snap from yesterday while taking a stretch around the building. Of course, today is back to dreary and overcast. I'm thinking about getting this image poster-sized and hung behind me in my cube like a window...but wait, that would mean I work somewhere else. Then I'd be profoundly jealous of everyone inside the lovely building out my window who does nothing all day but make kick-ass speakers.
From the classic 1970s brochure...still relevant after 30+ years? You decide.
Oh No! Not again! Yes, it seems that every year someone "re-invents" one of the discarded speakers designs of the past. Or they purort it to modify the laws of physics by miniaturizing a 32-foot wavelength. They may even write a "technical" article on their revolutionary discovery and succeed in getting it published.
We customarily make an optimistic estimate that these speakers will survive five years. Some make it. Some even get re-invented all over again after a subsequent five years. In the meantime they sell. Because they sound different. Different from all other speakers. Different from the live performance.
We'd sort of miss them if they failed to show up. After all, what would spring be without a new major breakthrough? And would it really be fall without the letter edged in black? Pity!
So -- aren't you glad you own KLIPSCHORNS?
Paul W. Klipsch
Klipsch and Associates, Inc.
Download the entire brochure pdf, complete with a list of 28 "major breakthroughs"
I found this in a 1996 Klipsch Korner dealer newsletter, and I'm pretty sure Mr. VP of Product Development will be none too happy with me today. But that's ok. I'm livin' on the edge. I'll just blame it on my cold medicine.
Some of you may remember, or have even seen in person, the hallway of doom that led to what used to be the marketing department. A few weeks after we moved down to engineering, the walls were finally adorned with our favorite photography from over the years. Figures.
Is there anything more terrifying than seeing a 5-year-old dressed like William Shatner? I think not.
I know what you're saying. "But Amy, the satellites are still wired to the subwoofer!"
"Wireless" in this case means there are no wires attached to your laptop. You can move around your room freely, wherever you use your computer, and still listen to your 2.1 system.
Pretty darn handy for couch potatoes like me.
The wireless range on this system is about the distance of a good size room, so keep that in mind when Christmas shopping. Perfect for a dorm room, bedroom, or family room - where ever you spend most of your time working on your mobile computer...and need great tunes!
But wait, there's more... If you have Wi-Fi and an iPhone, you can use the Remote App to control your iTunes with this system as well (computer and speakers in the same room). That way you can be anywhere in your house and still control the music.
Available next month, Klipsch.com only, for $199.
For those of you new to my blog, allow me to introduce Dwight and Dilbert, the traveling waterfowl. These rubber duckies have been wandering the country for almost 2 years now, and have seen some pretty amazing sites while in the care of our dedicated forum members. It gives us all a chance to get to know each other better, and learn about places found in each other's back yards.
Last week, the twosome were seen marveling at the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it was getting ready for launch at NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, the largest one story building in the world. The kind of place where we can finally learn whether or not a duck's quack echos.
Photo courtesy of forum member jtkinney from Merritt Island, FL
Our Palladium Demo Room has recently been outfitted with an Integra DHC 9.9. It truly is a thing of beauty when paired with our 7.2 Palladium system. <insert Tim Allen grunt here>
So when should we put you down for a visit?
Congrats to Mike White... One Klipsch Prize with a side of bacon, coming up!
From 1954. "For fine sound reproduction."
The fancy photoshopped background is mine, from today.
I know, it's hard to believe that working for a loudspeaker company would ever lend itself to a quiet space, but I've found it at last. Today is Employee Appreciation Day, which translates to "we love you, so don't show yourself around here today," so the building is virtually deserted. Which is fantastic for me, because I'm getting more done than I would in a typical week.
Why am I at work, you might ask? Well, I would try to pass it off as sucking up to the man, but that does me no good, since "the man" isn't even here. The boring truth is, I took my day off yesterday, partially because Steven didn't have school and mostly because I couldn't find a sitter.
I so much prefer it this way, however. I even brought in my own decanter of coffee with foo-foo French Vanilla creamer. Ahhh...
I have been scrambling my brain trying to decipher the logic behind this ad image, which appears to be an upside-down Klipsch phono cartridge hatchling.
Anyone want to take a crack at a tagline? Keep it eggistential.
More Posts Next page »