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post #121 of 159

 

 

As an aside there is plenty to be made selling spare parts.

 

$40au for each little pad must be a nice money spinner.

post #122 of 159

Well given their "new" phones (K70* with a different colour scheme) it does seem AKG have run out of ideas and that would lend credibility to the idea that they would re-launch this.

 

For me, that's very interesting, as unlike the new flagships HD800 and T1, this is actually a unique concept rather than an improved version of the same old idea. It might actually be worth shelling out flagship money for. Am yet to hear a pair but would be keen to.

 

Subcribing to this thread...

post #123 of 159

How they are going currently, They would probably have it re-released in pink with lady gaga supporting it. Oh wait, that was monster. Anybody like a green pair?

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There was someone on this forum that had his redone in black,maybe someone remembers and jumps in with a link to the pics.

 

Edit:: Here but no pics have survived.http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/203854/blacked-out-k1000-finally-a-good-looking-mod-56k-warning


Edited by ford2 - 9/25/10 at 12:56am
post #125 of 159

Catscratch says  "As an older head-fi'er, I've seen more high-end products discontinued than introduced."

 

 

Umm..... is that even possible?  Let me think about this.....If 10 products are introduced, can 11 be discontinued?  Maybe math was different back then     LOL

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Originally Posted by milosz View Post

Catscratch says  "As an older head-fi'er, I've seen more high-end products discontinued than introduced."

 

 

Umm..... is that even possible?  Let me think about this.....If 10 products are introduced, can 11 be discontinued?  Maybe math was different back then     LOL


Yes, since the perspective is from a finite time window. A net gain OR a net loss - both perfectly feasible in a closed system. I read it as "more noteworthy high-end products discontinued than introduced". A subjective, but reasonable assertion.

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Originally Posted by milosz View Post

Catscratch says  "As an older head-fi'er, I've seen more high-end products discontinued than introduced."

 

 

Umm..... is that even possible?  Let me think about this.....If 10 products are introduced, can 11 be discontinued?  Maybe math was different back then     LOL


Not considered high-end when introduced, but gain that respect with time until discontinued?

Looks highly possible to me...

post #128 of 159

Stevekelby (and probably some others) have found the solution to the slight roll off of the low bass extension to be plugging them into the passthrough outputs of a nice subwoofer " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)" width="" /> if they bring these back, they are almost literally the only other headphone I have really wanted to add. having heard them fairly extensively at meets and afterwards in more private and revealing surroundings, I found them to be totally unique. needs good source or the large soundstage tends to wander/becomes a bit indeterminate, but fed with a great source and with a nice amp with enough power, these cans more than make up for the shame of wearing them by how they sound. for a retro piece of modern art/pop culture, they are fantastic and look really cool, but on your head they = fail and make anyone who wears them look like a crazy person


Edited by qusp - 9/25/10 at 6:45am
post #129 of 159

Yes, but we like crazy! 

 

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OT, but I have to ask somewhere. Has anyone semi-critically compared a K1000 with and without the PCB boards on the drivers? Is there some one daring enough to bypass the circuitry and check for me to see if there are any sonic benefits of the PCB's? I seem to get distortion when playing relatively bass heavy passages at high volume on my K1k drivers. Normal? Under-amplification? No PCB's? <img src=" class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//tongue.gif" title="tongue.gif" width="" /> I sent a few PM's to people, but either got no response, or they just didn't know.

 

Thanks for any and all help, guys.

 

i have a vague recollection of seeing a thread a few yrs back where someone bypassed them, but perhaps i'm misremembering....

 

Miguel, that car in your avatar looks like yours, but i bet the butt does not. who does it belong to? 


 


Edited by daveDerek - 10/2/10 at 6:45am
post #131 of 159

^ Thanks for the heads up. I'll look around.

post #132 of 159

Dave, I have no idea what you are talking about! 

post #133 of 159

IMO a successor earspeaker would be much better ... k2k FTW!

post #134 of 159

Did anyone see AKG's comment about the K1000's on Facebook?

post #135 of 159

Nice.  Let the high-end renaissance begin.

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