Sorry if this was posted before, but I am looking for a good bang/buck amp for the K1000. I had my eyes on the big joe but I want to see other suggestions.
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6/20/08 at 5:13pm
A vintage Marantz speaker amplifier (from the 1970 era) will compete with any uber-expensive headphone amp for the K1000.
And there is an explanation to this.
a) those Marantz amps were the best speaker amps (reasonable) money could buy at that time (and at anytime, I would say).
b) the K1000 were designed not for being used with a dedicated headphone amp, but to be connected to the terminals of a SPEAKER amp.
a & b => QED
Some things are difficult for me to find in Japan, but inexpensive manufacturer-refurbished vintage amps (Marantz, Luxman) can easily be found. Any specific suggestions? I am using a Leben CS300 at the moment and it sounds fabulous but I would be curious to try it with something else.