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post #1441 of 1445
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Oh... that's kinda weird (didn't fully understand what you meant at first)

 

Adding more confusion and surprise to this saga, the K270-Studio badge appears to have been adhered with the original adhesive. 

 

I was able to slide an x-acto blade under the edge and then heated the badge with a heat gun until the adhesive was soft. It really looks like the adhesive was original. 

 

The screw that holds the cap onto a k270 or k280 is off-center, so i am truly baffled. 

 

The molded plastic around the headband wires on the left side has broken free on both sides. I've had good luck with epoxy on these in the past, but never one this bad. Gonna give it a shot. I think i will buy some new for-plastic epoxy though. 

 

OH, now i get it. the headband was broke or they broke it. They twisted the cup off of the screw in the headband end. OW OW OW OW OW!


Edited by ericj - 7/3/15 at 3:55pm
post #1442 of 1445
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What's the difference between K270 Playback and K280 Parabolic? 

Is K270 closed back and K280 semi-open back?

 

I was digging through manuals because it turns out that one of the drivers in my old 270 playback has a blown voice coil. 

 

in a k270 the upper and lower drivers are different part numbers, and each is fitted with a different white rubber thing on the inside which the manual refers to as a bass resonator. 

 

in a k280 the upper and lower drivers are identical, and there is no bass tuning thingie in the parts list. 

 

I'm gonna have to call Frank and ask if k270 playback drivers are available. I don't have high hopes :(

post #1443 of 1445
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Originally Posted by ericj View Post

in a k270 the upper and lower drivers are different part numbers, and each is fitted with a different white rubber thing on the inside which the manual refers to as a bass resonator. 

in a k280 the upper and lower drivers are identical, and there is no bass tuning thingie in the parts list. 

That helps explain why the K270 is generally held in higher esteem than the 280 which I didn't like so much.

post #1444 of 1445

The right side of my K812 went dead about six weeks back, I was especially troubled because I loved the clarity and soundstage (second to the HD800, I think of the K812 as a can of similar clarity with the HD800, with a smaller soundstage but better bass than the HD800). I sent it to the local distributor for RMA expecting to pay a fair bit of money for the repair/replacement since I believe it was off warranty. 

 

The excellent folks at AKG decided to have mine replaced with a new one and I was only charged about 50USD (local $ converted to USD) for the replacement. I know it is a new K812 as a rep from the local distributor opened a brand new sealed K812 in front of me when I went to the service center to pick it up. How's THAT for excellent after sales service!!!:beerchug: 

post #1445 of 1445

My sole experience with the akg warranty service was that it took about four months, I eventually got the wrong model as a replacement - even though they specifically asked me which model I would like - and they didn't agree to re-replace it. The replacement sounded notably worse than what I had sent them; no point replacing neutral cans with bloaty bass cans, really.

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