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Mr. AKG has finally purchased a K1000

post #1 of 25
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Ok, so I haven't bought a K1000 for a while because for how they sounded to me I did not feel they were worth the $1000+ price that they usually go for now. But I am running out of good out of production AKGs to track down (I have found so many in so little time, I misjudged the difficulty), so when I saw I could get a K1000 for less than $1000, I decided to buy it.

Maybe my opinions will change when I listen to it much more at home than just in meets. But it has to make it to me first before I can listen to it, so for now I just hope it makes it through the mail from Germany to the US safely and quickly. I also need to sell some more stuff, because even though it is cheaper than the usual price, it is more expensive than my other headphones, and I want to look like and not like .
post #2 of 25
Probably the best move a self proclaimed hardcore AKG fan could have ever made. It's about time!

Enjoy your new toy, I am certain you will.
post #3 of 25
Congratulations!
I have been looking for a sub-$1000 K1000 pair, but have pretty much given up finding one. Seeing you scored a pair gave me a little bit of hope back...
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
Ok, so I haven't bought a K1000 for a while because for how they sounded to me I did not feel they were worth the $1000+ price that they usually go for now. But I am running out of good out of production AKGs to track down (I have found so many in so little time, I misjudged the difficulty), so when I saw I could get a K1000 for less than $1000, I decided to buy it.

Maybe my opinions will change when I listen to it much more at home than just in meets. But it has to make it to me first before I can listen to it, so for now I just hope it makes it through the mail from Germany to the US safely and quickly. I also need to sell some more stuff, because even though it is cheaper than the usual price, it is more expensive than my other headphones, and I want to look like and not like .
Don't talk to your wallet, 'cause you might be convinced that the Sextett is a better value...

Welcome to the club !! ... and enjoy your ride.
post #5 of 25
You'll have to find a way to sextett those K1Ks Fitz, otherwise they wont be at their best.

WP on the good price and good luck with them, I'm sure you'll have us believing they're only the 3rd best AKG in no time.
post #6 of 25
Does re-cabling these and balancing these make them quite a bit better? Ive been looking into these, but i feel the same way about dropping a huge sum on them.
post #7 of 25
Hey that's cool Fitz! I too would be interested in auditioning a pair in my home environment. Not sure they'd be for me, but it's hard to know from quick meet auditions.
post #8 of 25
Make sure to get a nice powerful amp for them before you make any decisions and enjoy! (If you decide to sell send me a PM! )

-Alex-
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
I will see how they do with my AKG amp first, but I may have put the gain too low for K1000. Otherwise I can use one of the vintage stereo amps I have, or when I finish my new amp make it have adjustable gain for different phones.

I think the drivers are too big to fit with the sextett baffle, but maybe I can construct a new baffle and install the radiators in it, so I can have a K1000 Sextett? It might have too much bass like that, so I maybe I will have to add some vents between the radiators, too. Or maybe I will like the headphones enough stock? I can't predict the future yet, so I don't know.
post #10 of 25
Hmm - I wondered who was bidding on those

Congrats!
post #11 of 25
Congratulations Fitz! Looking forward to your impressions.
post #12 of 25
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Hmm - I wondered who was bidding on those

Congrats!
I was more interested in who wasn't bidding on them. I kept checking to make sure it was not posted here.
post #13 of 25
do you mean this one?
http://cgi.ebay.de/AKG-1000_W0QQitem...QQcmdZViewItem
I have had one, so gave up in placing a bid on this... the price is surprisingly low to me though
There's another KK auction, which had ended just an hour b4 this auction ended... the final price was much more expensive.....
post #14 of 25
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Yes, that is the one.

The other one I watched recently ended a couple days ago for 1010€, and the seller wanted a ridiculously high shipping fee, so I did not bid on that one.
post #15 of 25
Congrats on the new phones. Looking forward to impressions.
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