Tuesday, 07 May 2002
Paul W. Klipsch: 1904-2002. A Great Audio Pioneer Passes.
Paul W. Klipsch, who pioneered high-quality audio systems with the company he founded in Hope, Arkansas, died Sunday. He was 98. A highly celebrated engineer with patents in acoustics, ballistics and geophysics, Mr. Klipsch created the world famous corner, horn-loaded "Klipschorn" speaker design that is still in production. Mr. Klipsch patented his loudspeaker design in 1945. The next year, he founded the company that bears his name.