From Hope, Arkansas to Indianapolis, Indiana
The Klipsch worldwide headquarters building in Indianapolis, Indiana features a state-of-the-art audio research and development facility. Dubbed The Klipsch Engineering and Technology Center, it is one of the most advanced audio facilities in the U.S.
It boasts two anechoic chambers (echo-free rooms), digital electronics workstations, a full-featured transducer lab, an engineering model shop and an industrial design lab.
But it's not where our story begins.
It all started with a little Hope…
After nearly 70 years of producing premier, high quality audio products, it is hard to believe that the world’s leading speaker manufacturer’s story began in a tin shed in Hope, Arkansas. By way of an eccentric spirit, ambitious character and a little bit of hope, Paul W. Klipsch began a mission to change the standard of sound forever. Today, his mission continues just where it started.
In 1946, following experience in numerous electrical engineering careers and service in the U.S. Army during World War II, Paul W. Klipsch had finally perfected his corner horn speaker design. After receiving a patent and registering the name Klipsch & Associates, he began manufacturing his loudspeakers by hand in a small Hope factory.
Throughout our global expansion, our Hope facility remains.
Within its four walls, the Klipsch Heritage, Commercial, THX Ultra2, Palladium and select Reference speakers are still assembled, outfitted and finished by hand—never with the assistance of robotics. The same delicate, custom touch is applied to each by a close knit family of 53 employees. This small business environment is the foundation of the Klipsch brand and contributes to the continued success of the company.
Depending on the size and complexity, Hope-manufactured loudspeakers can take anywhere from 40 minutes to 12 hours to complete. Without question, each and every one of Klipsch Hope-headquartered employees take personal pride in the hands-on process, world renowned quality and sound reputation of Klipsch audio products. This is not just their job, instead a lifelong commitment to brand excellence.
Our facility in Hope is not just a factory, it is a home.
The audio products manufactured onsite are crafted with a level of passion unique to our own, resulting in beautifully hand-crafted loudspeakers that carry on the lasting Klipsch legacy.
Hope is where it all started. Hope is the legend.
Today, the Klipsch headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, oversees business operations for the Klipsch, Jamo, and Energy speaker brands and distribution companies worldwide, including the manufacturing plant in Hope. This technology powerhouse is focused on leveraging its highly acclaimed product lines to offer a unique and powerful single supply source for its retailers, distributors and contractors globally.