Got balls?My K1000s grew a pair! Listening to the F1, I can't get that that image out of my head: A great big hairy pair. That's right, coupled with the F1, K1000s got bass. Bass to the point that even after only a few hours of listening, I prefer the F1 sans sub, to my previous V-3 + Vandersteen 2W combo.
Sure the bottom octave is MIA. But with most recordings the F1 is down right authoritative. Dropping the sub, coupled with F1's propensity to make single driver transducers sing, makes the K1000s very easy to listen to.
I also tried adding the 2W and Vandersteen crossover, but so far it has not been a benefit.
> Wadia 830 w/ P upgrade
> Transparent Audio Super balanced cable
> First Watt F1
> Stock AKG cable
> Ayre myrtle wood blocks under CDP and amp
> Mapleshade brass weights on CDP (small) and amp (large)