Klipsch has been designing amazing audio since 1946. The genesis of something, very very special occurred in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas in 1946 when Paul W. Klipsch, genius, madman and maverick, designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn® speaker with the goal of bringing live music into his living room. He was an American audio pioneer, a true eccentric and a proud member of the engineering and science hall of fame. He gave rise to speaker technologies that would forever impact generations of music lovers. His passion enabled theirs. Over time, Klipsch speakers have become the stuff of legends. People swear by their breakthroughs in modern acoustics, citing something akin to a religious experience with every listen. Paul believed in four principles to be the foundation of great sound. They continue to drive the design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow: high efficiency, low distortion, controlled directivity and a flat frequency response.