I am trying to research a pair of speakers that
were supposedly some type of early prototype or copy of a
The speakers date from the 40's or very early 50's
and definitely have charactersitics "Klipsch" characteristics. I also have drawings made of the speaker
design that are from that period also.
The first five are photos of
drawings of the horn that are on drafting paper from the Soundscriber Corp. of New
Haven, Conn. They are hand drawn and have a lot of numbers/notations.
The next is the TruSonic speaker in the cabinet that is situated behind the baffle
cover. It is an earlier speaker (Los Angeles production - 1940's) and measures approx.
15-16" (I did not have a tape measure):
The next couple show the horn tweeter by University (this could be a later addition):
The next several are the hand built horn. It has a TruSonic 1940's driver. It is
made of plywood. It is kind of beautiful:
The next 2 are photos of the top cavity electronics where the horn sits:
The next several show the interior construction around the woofer:
The next 2 show the side and front of the cabinet:
There are no markings or tags on this speaker. I have two of these corner units. One appears to
be more recent 50's production. I appreciate any information that you can provide,
and if you have any questions, please contact me. I have contacted Klipsch and their engineers say that the horn design is similar to the 1947 horn designed by Paul Klipsch, however they state it is a copy. The only contrary thing there is that the driver is a pre-1947 Tru-Sonic.