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Cheapest I've seen were about $50 for a beat up pair with mangled wires and dead pads. Years ago I paid nearly $200 shipped (to Canada) for a NOS pair, which was quite a bit but a NOS is a rare find indeed.


Edited by Armaegis - 12/23/13 at 2:02pm
post #1007 of 1166
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Cheapest I've seen were about $50 for a beat up pair with mangled wires and dead pads. Years ago I paid nearly $200 shipped (to Canada) for a NOS pair, which was quite a bit but a NOS is a rare find indeed.

Having been lucky twice and burned once ($100 down the toilet) on used vintage HP's, the NOS is worth the price.

post #1008 of 1166
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A mint condition Sextett can go for as much as ≈$150. I paid $140 for some MP Sextetts. Some would say it's too high of a price to pay, but they were in close to mint condition. The LP's I recently bought were $70 and were in rough shape. So there is a range.

 

Thanks your response, my sextett may worth 100-120$ its nearly perfect, just there is a small split on the headband. 

post #1009 of 1166

$120 does buy you a pair of Stax electrostats from the same era, which I'd say is a better deal unless you want the Sextett for the reason of having a Sextett.

 

Ideally, you'd have both, but one for a lower price.

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$120 does buy you a pair of Stax electrostats from the same era, which I'd say is a better deal unless you want the Sextett for the reason of having a Sextett.

 

Ideally, you'd have both, but one for a lower price.


I followed your advice and got myself an SR-5 N/NB and trafo adaptor - well actually it was 120€... now I can't decide whether I like the Stax or the Sextett better - guess it depends on the music...

 

Joachim

post #1011 of 1166

holy **** the sextetts sound good as **** oh my god

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holy **** the sextetts sound good as **** oh my god

If they are new to you welcome to the club :beerchug: 

 

How did you pick them up and do you know what kind of Sextett you have?

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If they are new to you welcome to the club :beerchug: 

 

How did you pick them up and do you know what kind of Sextett you have?


Guy on ebay said it is late production. I have two pairs and both don't have the holes on the headband. I like the monitor version too but sextetts are completely spectacular. Oh yeah I just got the sextetts recently and just tried them.

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Guy on ebay said it is late production. I have two pairs and both don't have the holes on the headband. I like the monitor version too but sextetts are completely spectacular. Oh yeah I just got the sextetts recently and just tried them.


Hi,

 

headband version is unfortunately no indicator for sextett generation. Look inside the cups through the grille in good light and you should see the six passive radiators in a circle around the driver. If these are greyish white including the rims, it's late prod and has a rather tamed bass, if they're greyish white with a faint orange/red rim, it's medium prod and has a bit more bass than late... Orange/red radiators indicate early production with most bass.

 

Neither version is bass shy though...

 

Joachim

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I just got a pair of Sextetts off Ebay to see what the fuss was about. I happened upon this thread after searching for more information about my trusty old K240 DFs and wanted to compare.

 

Wow, they're bassy! It's all relative of course ;) They're LPs with a non-holed strap; I this know thanks to contributors here - thanks all!

 

Rusty screws, glued up at one side, headband strap like a concertina, badly soldered innards. I desoldered most joints by hand! Oh, and were those crumbs in there? Now I'm all soldered back up with a bit of G-Wax on the pads as they were cracking. The headband strap went in hot water, then I er, stood on it - sorted. The coarse foam inside is shot but that can wait a year or two.

I have them playing straight out of an X3 just now, best £20 I've spent for ages :dt880smile:

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Originally Posted by Batmilk View Post
 

I just got a pair of Sextetts off Ebay to see what the fuss was about. I happened upon this thread after searching for more information about my trusty old K240 DFs and wanted to compare.

 

Wow, they're bassy! It's all relative of course ;) They're LPs with a non-holed strap; I this know thanks to contributors here - thanks all!

 

Rusty screws, glued up at one side, headband strap like a concertina, badly soldered innards. I desoldered most joints by hand! Oh, and were those crumbs in there? Now I'm all soldered back up with a bit of G-Wax on the pads as they were cracking. The headband strap went in hot water, then I er, stood on it - sorted. The coarse foam inside is shot but that can wait a year or two.

I have them playing straight out of an X3 just now, best £20 I've spent for ages :dt880smile:


For the money I think it is absolutely unbeatable.

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They are enjoyable to listen to.
post #1018 of 1166

Hi,

 

I realize that this thread isn't all that active anymore though I thought it may be worth a post here. I'm planning on modding my AKG k240 sextets by having a dual entry cable however I am not a fan of the AKG self adjusting headband at all. For me the fit is horrible and very loose on my head and is very uncomfortable. So I was wondering if anyone has replaced the headband with an alternative that isn't self adjusting and is well padded. If so what headband would you recommend that is a simple screw on headband?

 

Thanks

post #1019 of 1166

Are you sure it's not just worn out elastics on your headband? Those can literally be replaced with regular elastics (or hair ties). Replacing the entire headband is going to be tricky since there's really no "frame" to attach it to.

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The elastics are fine. I think I just have a small head and they don't fit well haha. If there were headbands out there with screw holes on each of the arms it would be a simple job. But I am unable to find any =/

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