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Good Poop: Arkansas Longhorn


On October 2, 2014 we started the Good Poop series with “Meet Jim Hunter – Klipsch Historian”. The photo included with that initial blog was of a large plywood and foam horn.

It took nearly a year, but finally someone (Jon in Mpls) had to ask: “What the Hell is that?!”

Well, the photo was taken in February of 1986 when our anechoic chamber was only about 6 years old. We wanted to explore the effects of folding in the Klipschorn woofer cabinet.

The pictured monstrosity is basically an “un-folded” Klipschorn woofer .

Yes, the Klipschorn really is a compact speaker for its performance level. Obviously this was too large to measure inside the chamber, so we pointed it skyward and mic’d it from 20-30 feet up.

Admittedly, this was a “low-budget production”, but the goofy structure did allow us to get a good idea of what our driver would do, particularly at the higher frequencies, without folding.

No changes were implemented to the Klipschorn, but this could be considered the first step leading up to the Jubilee (better folding) some 14 years later.

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