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11/14/06 at 3:40pm
All same equipment.
Six K1000 at the same time.
Five PS-1 = sounded same
Three Hd650 = sounded same
Two GS-1000 = the second without the problems of the first
Two MDR-R10 = sounded very different
Four HE90 = I will write my experiences in the comparison with Edition 7.
Well, I've read that some guys affirm, that the last pieces of the production would sound different - and here it means better than the earlier producted pieces.
Nice myth but not true.
I've heard nine different K1000 in the last three years. Each of them more than 20 hours. And yes, there have been differences between them. But not depending on the "serial number" question.
Best sounded the serial number 25xx.
Second best sounded the serial number 41xx.
Third best sounded the serial number 45xx.
Worst sounded the serial number 8xxx.
Second worst sounded the serial number 12xxx.
Third worst sounded the serial number 7xxx.
Some had problems with the bass, others not.
Some sounded "thin", others not.
Some sounded "airy" with wide soundstage, others not.
But the production date tells nothing about who's best and who's worst.
I was convinced that the 11xxx series is the latest production... do exist a 25xxx or 45xxx series? Are these the latest K1000 built?
My two 11xxx K1000 sound identical and amazing...
Still unresolved, and still really interesting.
This reminds me of the recent chat here, I don't have the link, during which a K1000 owner felt there were strong differences in tone based on temperature. I can't begin to say what the culprit is, but there must be a clue among the (perhaps) 14,000 units that were made.