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post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by troymadison View Post
Question: What is that plastic part inside the grill? Is this part of the driver or does that just protect the driver?
The driver is housed within a hard black shell that is visible as part of the outer edge (where the wire mess contacts the black surface). It is very ridgid, and may be plastic or some other man-made composite.

The drive itself is translucent white (off white really, but a light color). It is flat and made of some kind of membrane, again not sure if it is plastic. Not sure if I'm remembering correctly, but I believe the outer edges of the driver are rectangular in shape, but I believe the active portion is oval or round. This membrane attaches to the ridgid black housing described above.

Do enough searching in archives and you will find pictures of an open ear piece.
post #47 of 57
The driver looks like this:

post #48 of 57
Anyone got a source for new drivers?
post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by stevenkelby View Post
Anyone got a source for new drivers?
Check Stephan Audio Arts to see if they still have a link to an installer in Nashville. This guy used to work for AKG.
post #50 of 57
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Originally Posted by Alwayswantmore View Post
Check Stephan Audio Arts to see if they still have a link to an installer in Nashville. This guy used to work for AKG.
Sent him a message and got a contact.

Thanks for the help.

post #51 of 57
Are K-1000s some of the best headphones ? Do they really require speaker amplifier to drive them ?
post #52 of 57
Yes to both
post #53 of 57
I decided against buying one because of the cost of buying another amplifier. May be I will regret that decision one day or may be not.
post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post
Are K-1000s some of the best headphones ? Do they really require speaker amplifier to drive them ?
1. Yes. They are among the top rated ones.
2. Sort of. There are dedicated headphone amplifiers out there that are capable of driving them (afaik ex. Zana Deux is quite capable). But most owners seems to be using speaker amplifiers.
post #55 of 57

Ebay has one right now.  smily_headphones1.gif

post #56 of 57
I think they need a speaker amp. They are still my favorite headphone to date.
post #57 of 57
They definitely like a speaker amp, and have about the same driving requirements as the HE6 out of mine.
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