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post #31 of 40
Hmm, so can the AKG K 1000 go loud?

I can't tell whether it's that my Pathos Classic One isn't warmed-up, needs to be broken-in again (haven't used it in 4 months) or if it's just plain bad synergy, but right now I can't get the K 1000 anywhere near "loud" (at least to me) without distortion.

Best regards,

-Jason
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by fmplautus
The biggest drawback of the Akg K1000 is simply that it is the silliest looking headphone on the planet.
Nope. That honor still belongs to the Jecklin Float.

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Originally Posted by jjcha
Hmm, so can the AKG K 1000 go loud?

I can't tell whether it's that my Pathos Classic One isn't warmed-up, needs to be broken-in again (haven't used it in 4 months) or if it's just plain bad synergy, but right now I can't get the K 1000 anywhere near "loud" (at least to me) without distortion.
I haven't had any problems getting the K-1000 to my full listening levels without distortion, and some of my music can be quite loud. However, I know some people that do listen at higher levels than I do, and am not sure if the volume I use would satisfy them. I'm also not sure that the volume they use is safe for the ears I also know at least one person who listens at a much lower level than I do, and finds the volume I use uncomfortably loud.
post #33 of 40

Jason,

You must listen really loudly (or your source produces a weaker output), because through both the G08, DAC1 the K1000 was plenty loud for me using the T-amp and RKV (and I listen at high volumes, or so I thought).
post #34 of 40
Thanks guys,

I think the issue isn't the K1000 but my other gear. I've been trying it with both my Pathos Classic One and the modded T-Amp, being fed by the DAC64. The T-Amp can get fairly loud enough without distortion, but while I think it sounds pretty good, it doesn't enthrall me. I prefer the sound out of the Pathos, but only at low volumes. It distorts pretty bad the moment you start edging the volume up.

I think I'm going to try this with the Cary 300SEI and Pathos Logos to figure out what's going on. There might be something wrong with my Classic One.

Best regards,

-Jason
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by NeilPeart
You must listen really loudly
There it is.

Jason, when I put on Ron's AKG-1000s right after you had been using them, I nearly blew my eardrums out. hehe ...
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by mavis
There it is.

Jason, when I put on Ron's AKG-1000s right after you had been using them, I nearly blew my eardrums out. hehe ...
Hehe, I guess I like the idea of hiro belting it right into my ears...

Best,

-Jason
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by jjcha
Hehe, I guess I like the idea of hiro belting it right into my ears...

Best,

-Jason
Polysics?!?!?
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by Ferbose
K1000 can only be used in a quiet environment alone such as your own room, and has zero portability.
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Originally Posted by Ferbose
Weird looking
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Originally Posted by Ferbose
Aesthetically it is not pleasant at all
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it looks really dorky.
Now, now, no need to BS if you don't know what you're talking about....

www.stanford.edu/~aodio/HFM/MVI_1135.AVI
www.stanford.edu/~aodio/HFM/MVI_1136.AVI

post #39 of 40
Excellent ! Funny video
I could do the same thing here to communicate my happiness with these earspeakers. I like share what i like. But i've first to find a sherpa to take my huge tube amp (20kg and 220v needed).
I like your funny street showing
post #40 of 40
i run my k-1000's off of my tube amp.

the high-end isnt overwhelming, cymbal crashes, and bells are all there, but smooooooooth. i guess its may just be that ss is ss. immagine pairing a $150 amp with a $1100 set of floorstanding speakers...

the comfort for MOST people will not be a problem. exception given to folks with large mellons (on top uof your neck...)

i like the bass, i have GREAT hearing, and canot hear below abut 35HZ. i may someday get off of my lazy ass and hook my 2X12" sub (formerly in my car, sized up for response/sq, not noise volume) up to compensate. i may shake my house to bits doing this though. i say i like the bass because it is verrrrry controlled, and verrry detailed. well, the parts i can hear anyways.

the big weakness are: noise leakage (even with a fan you still get clean clear music, but with fan noise...) and fugly looks. they also require a substanital amp to run. i guess my $200 (total invested sofar) BIY with mods push-pull triode amp is good enough, it goes louder than i can comfortably listen. the k-1k's do require "more knob" than my speakers to make good sound... mneh, the first watt is the best watt anyways.
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