Originally Posted by Nik
I have all the information about that little amp, built by SAC), I can buy it today, if I whant, but I do NOT WHANT it for my K 1000. I know that that amp will cost to me (a new one directly from Germany) around 800 U$.
But let me tell you (friendly) just one only thing... why you never told me "Nik this time, just this time, you have done the right thing", ... never! And, as you have seen, I have bought many, many things: cans, amps, cables, power filter and, and, and...
I would like for one only time in my life to have your "OK" !
I prefer the K 1000's bass to the R10's bass with my amp.
Nik, please do not misunderstood me, and why is so important that I offer you my approval? If you enjoy what you hear it is OK with me, and I feel happy for you, and it should be more than enough for you, who am I at the end???? Another cloth ears headfier....
....but I still consider you among my friends here, so please do not get mad with me.....
I consider you my friend, and as such I do not expect you to get mad with me just becasue I try to express my opinion based in my little experience, but IMO and only that IMO of course, and seeing what you have done along the time, what I have seen is that you are going backwards (or at least in complete opposite direction of what I would go) with your headphone selections, of course we have different taste and ears, but as a side note (IMO and only that) the best headphone you have tried and have owned so far and for my personal taste is the R-10, do not get rid of it for God's sake!!!!.....You have a jewel in your hands and it is not so easy to get nowadays....Why trying and enjoy a lot of headphone even the over the R-10 that IME are in a completelly diferent class? HD650, PS-1, HP-1000, K701, DT880, L3000, even the Qualia, etc...according to what I have heard I will not trade the R-10 anyday for any of those, well actually not even my bright, gray and ugly CD3000 that is a lot more humble headphone....
But for your peace of mind, you have the right this time, first the K1000 is a very capable headphone, and I consider it as such, just that not on the bass dpt, 99% of the owners complaint about the same, the bass, I have experienced and heard it myself also, and feel exactly the same way, and now you are telling us that the K-1000 offer an exceptionally good performance in the bass what is the opposite of the majority of us had experienced, that is IMO a litle weird...and the second you got again the beloved R-10, I wish I could afford to have one I'm drooling here just looking at your setup man....
Originally Posted by Edwood
FWIW, the AKG SAC K1000 amp is certainly worth around $500-600 used IMO, but otherwise it is overrated. While it has balanced inputs, it is in fact Single Ended output only. The 4 pin XLR outputs in the front are more for convenience and not having to use an adapter cable, but the grounds are tied together, hence, it's single ended.
How many good single ended amps we had in the market? To be single ended doesn't make it a bad amp, I ahve not heard it myself, but they made that amp for this headphone, and only for that, so it is logical that they know better than us what they have designed, and what that headphone is able to do, and what it should sound.....if I decided to go with the K-1000 one day, that amp will be my starting point at least to see what's going on....I have haard other considered better amps for it, inlcuding some balanced amps, and I have not liked them at all.....