Even today we are experiencing a resurgence of high end American craftsmanship in unique, high performance audio products. Our factory in Hope, Arkansas is currently at capacity of manufacturing for the first time in 10 years.
Now that is something to be proud of. Amazing in this current enviroment. Seriously cool. JBL sadlly closes it's legendary Northridge plant and the Hope plant is at capacity for the 1st time in 10 years. Awesome job.
One of the key motivators in Audiovox's decision to partner with Klipsch is our dedication and commitment to the high performance audio experience and premium brand position. Audiovox is a global leader in CE based entertainment systems, particularly hi-end car audio. Their 47 years experience in delivering high performance systems is a key reason Porsche, BMW, and Bentley have chosen to make Audiovox a supplier of choice in their in car experience programs.
Hmmmm. When we were all going nuts and thought the Klipsch sky was falling... none of the doomsdayers, myself in cluded, I did try to be optimistic, said anything about that. Apparentlly nobody reallly researched Audiovox. Thankfully, to the best of my knowledge, no Klipsch fans were hurt jumping out of their basement windows.
Audiovox has a proven track record regarding acquisitions of premium companies, maintaining their commitment to performance, quality, and the essential understanding for these companies to maintain their unique DNA. Among these are Oehlbach, Heco, Mac Audio, Schwaiger, and Magnat, to name a few.
I know of Magnat and may have heard of Heco and Mac Audio but not Oehlback and Scheaiger. Maybe European brands or at least very good stuff I don't know of.
We were all complaining about Audiovox running companies into the ground but in all fairness, Jensen, AR, Advent,etc I think were nothing but a brand when Audiovox bought them. When it comes to speakers with the brain power at KAT, these brands could be revivied if desired.
Apparently there has been one casuality since the parnering:
Amy's on vacation a week and the engineers get out of control....
Feel the bass in your head! Sticking 'em in my ears since November 2007! - bsam 2007 -
Klipsch - The Environmentally Friendly Speaker Company - bsam 2008 -
In tribute to Fenderbender's list of appliances - vintage 1970's Osterizer blender. Why aren't things still made this well?.
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