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AKG K1000 soon to be discontinued

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I don't know if this is old news, but I've read today on a german forum that AKG will stop producing the K1000 at the end of 2005.
Jan Meier posted in that thread and confirmed it.
Even worse, there seem to be no plans for a K2000.
From 2006 on the K1000 will be a collectors item, get one now.
post #2 of 17
Maybe it's just me but if they are discontinuing the K1000s at the end of the year then why did they raise the price?
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tkam
Maybe it's just me but if they are discontinuing the K1000s at the end of the year then why did they raise the price?
This is mostly due to the weak US$.
post #4 of 17
Bah, what a bad idea.

I've never tried them, but they are certainly unique in the headphone world.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by tkam
Maybe it's just me but if they are discontinuing the K1000s at the end of the year then why did they raise the price?
It's also good marketing. Send out word that a product will be discontiued so people will start panicking and try to buy one before they're all gone... then jack up the prices and most of these people will still buy. Look what happened to the iRiver H100s, they're worth more now then before they were discontinued.
post #6 of 17
maybe they'll replace it with k501 but with k1000 drivers... i'd buy that
post #7 of 17
Cr*^$ ! This means I have to think about buying a "spare" K1000 in case mine breaks down. It would certainly go the way of Grado HP1000 and become much more expensive to buy years down the line. I never regretted selling my HP1000, but my dear K1000
post #8 of 17
hmmm....

I could understand ceasing production on the current model, since the materials and technology exist to upgrade the drivers. However, ditching them without a replacement seems rediculous. I hope that Spike is right and they are working on a new flagship model.

I am still kicking myself for not buying a spare set when headroom had that incredible clearance sale. Maybe they knew something way back then.


gerG
post #9 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon L
Cr*^$ ! This means I have to think about buying a "spare" K1000 in case mine breaks down. It would certainly go the way of Grado HP1000 and become much more expensive to buy years down the line. I never regretted selling my HP1000, but my dear K1000

You will still be able to order spare drivers. And in worst case scenario you can ask Headphile to install another driver in there.
post #10 of 17
im not surprised it's discontinued. the way it looks, i can't see it really having a very wide market. it appeals to a niche group within a niche group! maybe they've finally discovered a way to retain the quality of sound while giving it a better appearance.
post #11 of 17
I liked the look...of course I also think the McLaren F1 looks good...o well...
post #12 of 17
im suprised that NOBODY makes a knock-off, or a "driver holder" for comonly available 3.5" automotive speakers.....

some even go down to 30hz im sure that being as "under-driven" as a headphone is compared to the intended purpose of these small speakers you could get em lower with seperate high/low drivers....
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by nikongod
im suprised that NOBODY makes a knock-off, or a "driver holder" for comonly available 3.5" automotive speakers.....

some even go down to 30hz
well.. the mx500s go down to 18hz.. so..
post #14 of 17
i have just ordered K1000 for HKD$4800.00

arround 625 usd

is it a good price?
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by cosmopragma
I don't know if this is old news, but I've read today on a german forum that AKG will stop producing the K1000 at the end of 2005.
Jan Meier posted in that thread and confirmed it.
Even worse, there seem to be no plans for a K2000.
From 2006 on the K1000 will be a collectors item, get one now.
My dear!!!
What a pity!!
I have just sent out my k1000(NO.10620)!!!
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