DS: The days of large boxy tower speakers are dwindling, how does fashion and design factor into the loudspeaker business and where do you see that going?
PJ: The Klipsch group has five brands that are in varying stages of this design transition, and one of the brands is a Danish company [Jamo]. It’s been really good for the other brands to see the approach they’ve taken and that’s the approach they’ve taken since virtually the beginning of the company. Interestingly our core customer group still feels that the audio experience is a critical aspect to their purchase decision, so we’re in varying degrees in how we’re approaching design within the five brands, but the transition’s going to continue, and one rule is that we’re always going to offer high performance.
DS: Klipsch and its brands are all strong brands with long histories. How important is that history in acquiring newer or younger demographics into these brands?