Klipsch Fans Orchestrate 2016 Pilgrimage
INDIANAPOLIS (April 26, 2016) —Klipsch®, a tech-driven audio company, announces today its fans are orchestrating a pilgrimage and will descend upon its Hope, AR facilities May 20 and 21. Over 125 “Klipsch community” forum members and brand devotees will celebrate their collective passion for Klipsch speakers, the Klipsch employees that handcraft them and its 70th anniversary.
The Klipsch annual pilgrimage is not a new phenomenon, but this is the first time it has been planned and executed by fans of the brand, particularly, the Klipsch audio forum members. The pilgrimage will take place in Hope, AR. where Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) founded Klipsch Audio in 1946, exactly 70 years ago. Klipsch still maintains a manufacturing facility, warehouse and museum in Hope.
“Klipsch and its forum members have a relationship that most companies can only hope to achieve. It is based on mutual respect for high quality speakers and preserving the high standards that Paul W. Klipsch started this company with seventy years ago in that small tin shed in Hope, Arkansas. The close friendships we have made with members on the forum and Klipsch employees became the driving force behind my interest in coordinating the annual Pilgrimage this year. I hope that we can pass the emotion, respect and loyalty we have for Klipsch down to many generations to come,” said Christy Luquet, Klipsch forum moderator and brand enthusiast.
Klipsch employees in Hope will be treated to an appreciation lunch provided by forum members on Friday, May 20. Klipsch fans will then spend the remainder of their time touring the Klipsch plant, audio labs and museum, as well as getting demonstrations of new and existing Klipsch speakers. Klipsch historian Jim Hunter and principal engineer Roy Delgado will be on hand for a question and answer session. Both employees had the privilege of working first-hand with founder PWK and have been with Klipsch for more than 65 years collectively.
Attendees are most looking forward to the 70th anniversary limited edition Klipschorn® and Heresy® Heritage series speakers. Special attention was paid to the details of each new speaker, as they feature design enhancements, exotic wood veneer finishes, special edition logos and unique grille cloths.
Special guest Colleen Murphy, founder of the Classic Album Sundays (CAS) organization, will make her way from the UK to attend the event. Murphy is dedicated to the vinyl revolution, sharing the stories behind noteworthy albums and orchestrating in-depth listening sessions on hi-fi audio systems for the fellow music enthusiasts. “I’ve been a Klipsch enthusiast for over two decades. I’ve DJ’d in venues from London to New York City to Tokyo on dance floors surrounded by multiple Klipschorns, the same speakers I have squeezed into the living room of my home and that started Classic Album Sundays. Needless to say, Klipsch is in my DNA. I am looking forward to learning more about the brand’s legendary history and spending time with like-minded Klipsch fans.”
For more information about the Klipsch Pilgrimage, please visit Community.Klipsch.com.
Klipsch product information and company history can be found at Klipsch.com.
About Klipsch Audio
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®. Klipsch Group, Inc. is VOXX International Company (NASDAQ: VOXX).