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post #1051 of 1398

You are quite well served in terms of amplification, then.

 

My perception of the issue nowaday is this: the K1000s are fantastic on a number of aspects, but not on others. To me, its tonal balance is significantly tilted towards the midrange. So it takes a lot of time and research to find an amplifier and source that are capable of minimizing its downsides and make you fully appreciate what it does well.

 

So while your amplifiers are very very good, they just might not be exactly what the AKGs demand. But well... I guess I should leave that to more experienced people :)

post #1052 of 1398

I think the trick is to find an amplifier which is very smooth. I use a Zanden 7000 300B and its fantasticly detailed but also very smooth, so it gives me little to no fatigue at all even at higher volumes.


Edited by aRRR - 7/2/11 at 2:02pm
post #1053 of 1398

The center image is one of loveliest things about the K1K.


Edited by sphinxvc - 8/4/11 at 7:58am
post #1054 of 1398
Thinking of downsizing a little. Do you know / have heard any integrated (dac, amp) solutions that drive K1000 well? It all sparked when I spotted a Peachtree Audio Nova on sale, but it isn't a good companion with the K1000, I undestood.

On the other hand, First Watts are fairly cheap and well available... redface.gif
post #1055 of 1398

I have had great results with low power vintage units from the 1970's. Something in the 15 to 45 wpc would work.

post #1056 of 1398
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Originally Posted by progo View Post

Thinking of downsizing a little. Do you know / have heard any integrated (dac, amp) solutions that drive K1000 well? It all sparked when I spotted a Peachtree Audio Nova on sale, but it isn't a good companion with the K1000, I undestood.

On the other hand, First Watts are fairly cheap and well available... redface.gif



and you can always build one for your self :)

 

post #1057 of 1398

Never tried myself, but seems to work well together, especially with NOS EL84 Mullards


http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?intatube&1317321654&/Almarro-A205-mkii-Tube-Integra

 

But an real downgrade, at least in my mind, would be TrendsAudio TA 10.1 fully modded or TA10.2 new model, fine little amp that have surprised many out there.

 


 

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Originally Posted by progo View Post

Thinking of downsizing a little. Do you know / have heard any integrated (dac, amp) solutions that drive K1000 well? It all sparked when I spotted a Peachtree Audio Nova on sale, but it isn't a good companion with the K1000, I undestood.

On the other hand, First Watts are fairly cheap and well available... redface.gif


 


Edited by Blackmore - 8/23/11 at 4:44am
post #1058 of 1398
Thanks but I really could use a one-box solution. Otherwise I'll stick with the current set until I have buffer for the F1/F2. The Electrocompaniet is taking some space so that counts as well.
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Originally Posted by progo View Post

Thinking of downsizing a little. Do you know / have heard any integrated (dac, amp) solutions that drive K1000 well? It all sparked when I spotted a Peachtree Audio Nova on sale, but it isn't a good companion with the K1000, I undestood.

On the other hand, First Watts are fairly cheap and well available... redface.gif


Is the opinion that the K1000 is not a good companion for the Peachtree based on driving it out of the headphone port, or the speaker taps? Because I think that these experiences would be quite different.

 


Edited by grokit - 8/23/11 at 11:36am
post #1060 of 1398
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Is the opinion that the K1000 is not a good companion for the Peachtree based on driving it out of the headphone port, or the speaker taps? Because I think that these experiences would be quite different.

 


Sherwood owned the set once (Googled and got cool pics!) but I tried pm'ing him to no avail. I have to presume he used the speaker outs as intended.
post #1061 of 1398

Great Chesky SACD recording>Esoteric X-03SE>BAT51SE>(tube amp) Woo5 or Class"A" solid state single ended Pass Lab First Watt> WireWorld Cabled>K1000 is heaven on earth!

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post #1063 of 1398

So i finally joined the club  biggrin.gif

 

Serial number (11456)

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post #1065 of 1398

New owner here. Love these gems.

 

Bass-heavy, serial #4251. Running them off my Pioneer integrated (A-447) and Dynahi.

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