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K1000 Mega Meet In San Francisco -- 5/26/07 - Page 5

post #61 of 93
Al and company this looks to have been a great meet, hopefully next time I'll be able to attend.

this meet cost me $350 plus as I now feel like I need the SAA hardwire for my k1000s.
post #62 of 93
Hi gang. I got my ACI sub woofer today. My X-2 should be here tommorow. I've started a new blog to share my experiences with these new toys (including the SDv2).

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=244295

I have high expectations for this sub with the Ks. But still short one interconnect, so impressions will be coming over the next couple days.
post #63 of 93
Wow, looks like you guys had a fun meet. Nice to see some familiar faces.

Still trying to figure out how Leeav manages to make the K1000's look normal.

Strange to see so much universal praise over an IC... Ori must have something really special there.

I shudder to think what the balanced version costs though.
post #64 of 93
nice and interesting pics. why AKG hasn't created another version of k1000?!
post #65 of 93
Balanced version of the interconnect? I was quoted the same price as unbalanced. I think. Neilvg would know since he bought one!
post #66 of 93
Good to know... still a little out of my price range at the moment. Especially with the new trip the Wife and I have planned.
post #67 of 93
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nice and interesting pics. why AKG hasn't created another version of k1000?!
Evidently too small a market at the high end of headphones.
post #68 of 93
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I shudder to think what the balanced version costs though.
The balanced version is a bit more expensive, around $900-$1000 for me since I got it around 1.5M. I believe it would around $700-800 for 1M.

Neil
post #69 of 93
Ah makes sense XLR connectors are more pricey. Kicks it up a notch but not too bad
post #70 of 93
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Ah makes sense XLR connectors are more pricey. Kicks it up a notch but not too bad
That's funny most locking RCAs are more expensive then the balanced (at least last time I checked... a long time ago). I would think locking RCAs should have more price to it, but I digress... I don't want to derail this wonderful thread
post #71 of 93
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Ah makes sense XLR connectors are more pricey. Kicks it up a notch but not too bad
I think the price difference has more to do with the labor it takes to make the cables themselves. Ori has mentioned that making the X-2's are very labor intensive.
post #72 of 93
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Ah makes sense XLR connectors are more pricey. Kicks it up a notch but not too bad
I think the price difference has more to do with the labor it takes to make the cables themselves. Ori has mentioned that making the X-2's are very labor intensive.
That's correct, it's mainly the extra labor of assembling the cables. The core is similar to the unbalanced X-2 but the balanced X-2/B has extra assembly steps, which add about 30-40% extra time over a similar length of X-2.
The connectors themselves are not that expensive, but it does take a bit more work to "finish" the XLR cable.
To put it in perspective, Neil's cables took a day and a half from start to finish, not accounting for overnight burn in.
post #73 of 93
That makes sense... Day and a half for a cable
post #74 of 93
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That makes sense... Day and a half for a cable
Given that Neil believes the X-2B tops his top-of-the-line Virtual Dynamics cable and many, many times the price shows that Ori's efforts are justified. It was a nice looking and substantial cable to boot. The Aleph 30 with the X-2B on it sounded better than I have heard it in several prior meets.
post #75 of 93
Oh man how did I miss this thread?

Al, sorry I flaked out on you at the last minute, but finals got in the way, and it's been busy busy busy since then. I had to find a new apartment, move into it, find a sub-letter for the summer, fly to DC, and now I'm finally in DC, settled into my internship.

Thanks for everyone's impressions. I think it's time to finally order the Equinox hardwire after the summer, but I think I won't swap out my F1 anytime soon.

Edit: and this thread definitely does not make it any easier for me to know that my entire K1000 rig is in Berkeley while I'm in DC with only the Denon and my Zen Vision M.
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