Klipsch Audio Company Milestones history

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For over 70 years, Klipsch has designed and engineered its products in-house with the most talented, skilled, and passionate people in the industry - starting with our founder, Paul W. Klipsch. See how this pioneer and maverick created an entirely new way to enjoy music at home.

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1904

On March 9, audio legend Paul W Klipsch (PWK) is born in Elkhart, Indiana. He is the only child of Oscar Colman Klipsch and Minna Pearl Eddy.

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1963

Paul W. Klipsch designs the La Scala speaker for the performing arts sector. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Winthrop Rockefeller later uses it as a public address speaker.

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1983

Paul W. Klipsch is inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame.

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1989

At age 85, Paul W. Klipsch sells Klipsch & Associates to second cousin and Indianapolis businessman Fred S. Klipsch and his wife Judy. While manufacturing remains in Hope, Arkansas, business operations move to Indianapolis, Indiana.

The company is re-named Klipsch, Inc.

2001

Klipsch breaks ground on the Engineering and Technology Center, one of the Midwest’s most advanced audio research facilities, boasting two anechoic chambers, digital electronics workstations, an engineering model shop and an industrial design lab.

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2004

At the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Paul W. Klipsch is inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame, which was established in 2000 by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) to honor the leaders whose creativity, persistence and determination helped shape the consumer electronics industry.

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2005

Klipsch enters the iPod accessories space with the iFi, the first iPod-dockable home stereo system on the market.

Klipsch acquires Danish brand Jamo to accelerate global growth. One year later, the company acquires Audio Products International (API), makers of the Mirage®, Energy® and Athena® speaker brands.

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2009

In May, Klipsch introduces the Image S4 headphones. At the time, it is one of the most successful product launches in company history.

The S4i was deemed the first third-party headset to offer full control of the iPhone 3GS, iPod touch and iPod music and video content.

Klipsch introduces its affordable HD Theater Series, proving a high-def picture demands high-def sound. In August, Klipsch takes its headphone business a step further, introducing the Image S4i and S2m headsets.

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2010

Klipsch diversifies its headphone offering by introducing the Image ONE, the company’s first-ever on-ear sound solution.

The Image S4i also receives a 2010 CES Innovations Award, while Maximum PC puts the ProMedia 2.1 Wireless on its “Best of the Best” list.

Klipsch becomes the official headphone sponsor of the World Series of Poker® (WSOP).

Klipsch Group, Inc. makes yet another splash in the industry after introducing five all-new, cross-brand compatible subwoofers.

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2011

Klipsch Group, Inc. is purchased and becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX). Soon after, Fred. S. Klipsch transitions to a board member of Voxx and Paul Jacobs is appointed CEO of Klipsch.

Jamo product design and engineering relocate to the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, while Klipsch Group Europe establishes new headquarters in Paris, France.

Indianapolis’ renowned outdoor amphitheater becomes the Klipsch Music Center and further solidifies an exciting relationship with Live Nation Entertainment.

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2016

Klipsch celebrates its 70th anniversary by launching special editions of classic Heritage products while debuting innovative Heritage Wireless speakers and powered audio solutions.

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2018

Klipsch debuts high-definition wireless home theater and voice-activated speakers.