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A rare glimpse of audio history open to the public at NMSU’s Klipsch Museum

Audiophiles may well be familiar with Klipsch speakers, which were legendary in their time based on the remarkable engineering performed by New Mexico State University alumnus Paul Wilbur Klipsch. A museum dedicated to Klipsch will be open to the public on Friday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tours will be led by electrical and computer engineering professors Steven Sandoval and Chuck Creusere. It is open to the public and is free.


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A museum dedicated to New Mexico State University alumnus Paul Wilbur Klipsch, who is considered the father of high-end audio, will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. The Klipsch Museum is located in NMSU’s Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex. Admission and tours are free. (Courtesy photo)

The museum has some of the original Klipsch speakers which can be demonstrated. The museum also houses photos, a replica of Klipsch’s office, original papers and other memorabilia. Klipsch started a business manufacturing audio loud speakers based on a folded-logarithmic horn design. The design was second to none at the time, in terms of efficiency and fidelity. To this day, he is often credited as the father of high-end audio and his theories are still studied for use in improving the technology used for audio in cell phones.

The Klipsch Museum is located on the NMSU campus in the Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex.