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post #1306 of 1365

Hi All,

I need your help, I have 3 headphones AKG K1000, one serie #029XX, second serie #079XX, third one # 10XXX; I have the following problem with the first ones: there is a distortion on the drivers, and it has a biz sound,

and I have been trying the rw-soundsystem and the land audio for order  4 new drivers,  but they don't have any on stock,

Is any body can help me with this situation or recommend what to do for get these drivers or if some member has available to sell to me; I will really appreciate all the help,

Best regards

Antonio

post #1307 of 1365

Exactly how does it distort, in all volume levels or only in high volumes? Could this be the infamous rattle issue which many K1000 users seem to have experienced? (something with the grills, where specific lower frequencies in higher volume, depending on the recording, cause a lot of vibration which leads to something reminding of distortion, often only affecting either the left or right speaker)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/521197/k1000-and-rattle

http://www.head-fi.org/t/187813/is-this-normal-in-the-k1000

post #1308 of 1365

Thanks Fogwall!

I have this problem on any range of volume, 

I already try removing the grill, and problem persist, I think it is the driver's diaphragm, may be too old, that's why I'm trying to get 4 new drivers, but there i no stock right now.

Where do you think I can get new drivers or may be somebody else can help me?

post #1309 of 1365
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Originally Posted by SALEVO View Post
 

Thanks Fogwall!

I have this problem on any range of volume, 

I already try removing the grill, and problem persist, I think it is the driver's diaphragm, may be too old, that's why I'm trying to get 4 new drivers, but there i no stock right now.

Where do you think I can get new drivers or may be somebody else can help me?


I contacted AKG sometime ago and they told me they have no more drivers in stock and non in production. The only thing you can do is buy another pair used from someone.

post #1310 of 1365

Hi Dukeskd,

Thanks for helping me on this issue. It is honestly frustrating that drivers for a pair of high-end headphones like the AKG K1000 are out of stock. Since they are of such high production value, replacements for them should be available. 

 

Best regards,

Antonio 

post #1311 of 1365
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Hi Dukeskd,

Thanks for helping me on this issue. It is honestly frustrating that drivers for a pair of high-end headphones like the AKG K1000 are out of stock. Since they are of such high production value, replacements for them should be available. 

 

Best regards,

Antonio 


Hey Antonio,

 

From what I know, they ran out of the drivers in March or so of this year. If you had contacted them a year ago you would have had a few drivers left. They also told me the hardware that was used to make the drivers is broken and it would cost too much to fix them..

post #1312 of 1365

I remember reading a while ago that the problem was a little damping foam disc at the back of the driver, which tends to disintegrate in time and might need replacing. Something like that, anyway. It was mentioned here on head-fi, maybe even here in this very thread, not sure, and with a link to an Italian forum (the guy who discovered it was Italian).

post #1313 of 1365
Does anyone have a non-working pair of K-1000s they might be willing to sell? I want to experiment with changing the drivers, so I'd rather start with a pair whose drivers already needs replacing.
post #1314 of 1365
Luckily, I've found someone who's willing to sell me a pair of k1000s with a broken driver. Now I need to find someone who can do the driver replacement (I don't have the necessary skills). Can someone suggest anyone who might have the necessary skills and patience to take on this? I'm willing to pay whatever it costs to get it done right.
post #1315 of 1365
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Luckily, I've found someone who's willing to sell me a pair of k1000s with a broken driver. Now I need to find someone who can do the driver replacement (I don't have the necessary skills). Can someone suggest anyone who might have the necessary skills and patience to take on this? I'm willing to pay whatever it costs to get it done right.


Getting just one driver instead of a pair of matched drivers will lead to a few problems as each pair of drivers has different parameters that constitute their partnership..

post #1316 of 1365
yes, my plan is to replace both drivers. I should have been more clear.
post #1317 of 1365
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yes, my plan is to replace both drivers. I should have been more clear.


I see. Well if you do gain the confidence to do it yourself, the manual (which can be found online as a pdf) presents a nice visual diagram to replacing components in the K1K. You will also need a solder therefore this can be a risky situation as you could potentially ruin the mylar diaphragm if solder is placed too long. Not sure if anyone is around to do such a job, are you situated in EU or US?

post #1318 of 1365
I'm in the US (California) but I'd be willing to ship them overseas if necessary for the job. What makes the operation difficult is that I want to replace the k1000 drivers with drivers from the k812, which have a completely different configuration. Thus, I'll need an expert to do it.
post #1319 of 1365
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I'm in the US (California) but I'd be willing to ship them overseas if necessary for the job. What makes the operation difficult is that I want to replace the k1000 drivers with drivers from the k812, which have a completely different configuration. Thus, I'll need an expert to do it.


Wait wut:blink:? The K1000 drivers where designed specifically to output significant volume with the capability of being juiced up by a speaker amp (just take a look at the shape of the driver and the thickness of the membrane). The K812 on the other hand aren't and I predict the sound would be mediocre or you will blow your newly placed drivers because of the high volume necessary that the completely open K1000 design demands... Anyhow if you do get this accomplished, keep us in the loop!

post #1320 of 1365
I realize it's a gamble, but it's one I'm willing to take. Moreover, I don't typically listen to my K-1000s at super high volume, and I'm fairly confident that the K812 drivers will be able to handle my volume needs. The tonality may be an issue, but I'll have to wait and see about that!
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