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post #166 of 1381
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I just got my hands on a pair of used K1000's. No. 05485... An original AKG K1000 amp was thrown into the deal. Does anyone have any solid experience with this combo?
Don't know the K1000 amplifier, but the K1000 themselves are great. Congratulations!
...and welcome to Head-Fi!
post #167 of 1381

K1000 tube amp

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Should be interesting to see what amp you build to match the K1000.
Thanks, I had the opportunity to buy a new pair a couple years ago at a great price but passed - a decision I later regretted. Now I have undone that mistake.

They're unlike any other headphone. When describing the sound to friends/family, I say they're more like a personal listening device because you don't feel like you're wearing headphones yet you have this soundfield around your head.

I'd to develop a killer dedicated 2A3 amp for them. It should play plenty loud for my tastes and hopefully others. Only immediate concern and challenge to investigate is hum. I prefer AC heating the 2A3 if possible.

Donald North
post #168 of 1381
#4893 here
post #169 of 1381
Congrats. I just recently found out that you can extend the temple cushions, I had no idea, they are much more steady on my head now
post #170 of 1381
amazing how many people dont know that, as i didnt initially, but spreads the load and makes it more comfortable and stable as you say
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Congrats. I just recently found out that you can extend the temple cushions, I had no idea, they are much more steady on my head now
post #171 of 1381
10627 here

purchased them at my first head-fi meet from wmcmanus... i think the story was he had let someone (cant remember?) borrow his pair, and he missed them so much he bought another pair... so he offered to sell me his redundant pair... this was back when K1000's were "uncool" (aka not discontinued) and i think i paid like $200 or $300 for them... and i didnt even have the money at the time so he let me pay him later...

the rest is history

i still <3 wayne for that
post #172 of 1381
Extending temple cushions helps the comfort a lot (mine are fully open) , the steel rods can also (the two red pieces) be taken out from the k1000 with a tiny hex allen key and can be bent (they are extremely stiff) to ease the pressure on the head. I opened them up 5-6mm each and the K1000 is the most comfortable headphone I have ever tried. With the decreased temple cushion pressure the k1000 loses some of its grip on the head so I cut a piece of suede leather and covered the inner side of the headband with it, now it does not slide easily on my head , it is as stable as it was with tight gripping temple cushions.
I believe if you have a properly driven k1000 at home and an ED 9 for office and travel you have %95 of what headphone hi-fi can offer.
post #173 of 1381
NOS pair #4342
post #174 of 1381
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NOS pair #4342
NOS eh? do tell

is this that swedish shop....
post #175 of 1381
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NOS eh? do tell

is this that swedish shop....
No - off Ebay earlier this month. It was only on for a couple of hours before I clicked BIN.
post #176 of 1381
Jumped on a pair that Fitz was selling today and am looking forward to hear it.
post #177 of 1381
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Jumped on a pair that Fitz was selling today and am looking forward to hear it.
Blutarsky wanted that pair but was too slow.
post #178 of 1381
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Originally Posted by AcousticMatter View Post
I just got my hands on a pair of used K1000's. No. 05485... An original AKG K1000 amp was thrown into the deal. Does anyone have any solid experience with this combo?
I have used several different amps with my K1Ks, but was able to locate a SAC K-1000 amp, and find that it really does do justice to the phones. It has clean tight bass and is not strident with the highs, as are many amps. Mine also has a standard phone jack that sounds excellent with my other phones as well.
post #179 of 1381
Oh how is it I only find the club now???

<---- big fan and owner!!!
post #180 of 1381
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Oh how is it I only find the club now???

<---- big fan and owner!!!
Because you're never around anymore!
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