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post #76 of 159
The k1000 is on my shortlist of phones that I have heard and feel like I really should have. I really hope that they release it again, but Krmathis' reply email doesn't look good. I don't thing that they should be looking for a successor to the 701, but just a worthy high end phone.
post #77 of 159
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Originally Posted by tintin47 View Post
The k1000 is on my shortlist of phones that I have heard and feel like I really should have. I really hope that they release it again, but Krmathis' reply email doesn't look good. I don't thing that they should be looking for a successor to the 701, but just a worthy high end phone.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for them to re-release it. If you want a set, you should start looking for them now. They're not getting any younger
post #78 of 159
Lets keep the dream alive people- has anyone actually written AKG Austria?

Possibly my only regret in life is selling my k1000's..though one of the drivers was blown so.... no choice at the time
post #79 of 159
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Originally Posted by gates_2 View Post
Lets keep the dream alive people- has anyone actually written AKG Austria?
I emailed AKG in March/April and got a reply, as written og the previous page. No updated news since then afaik.
Just 3 weeks until CES 2010 though, so lets see...
post #80 of 159
I hate it when this thread is getting bumped without even a tiny bit of new info from AKG.
post #81 of 159
I heard 'whistles' that the reason why it was discontinued is that the machine that made it broke down. Why couldn't they just fix it? It would be quite funny if this is the truth (prolly not).
post #82 of 159
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I heard 'whistles' that the reason why it was discontinued is that the machine that made it broke down. Why couldn't they just fix it? It would be quite funny if this is the truth (prolly not).
I think it is the truth. And you know, fixing machines cost money. In this case, it would cost more than the K1000 sold.
post #83 of 159
There should be a new topic "Let's help AKG fixing their K1K machine"
post #84 of 159
It may sound bit strange, but I don't think there are that much interest for K1000, especially when they are going to cost like EUR 1200. You see the same thing happened with the new generation EU tube manufactures, like EAT, which simply produce the replica of the real NOS TESLA from 1970's, but not at the price of USD 35 each, no, at the price of EUR 300 each ( EU price ), making 200 in month only, its like 10 each day. Well, in the world of the high end, which is quite big, I wonder how many folks they are supplying? The same thing is going to happened to K1000, if they ever will be produced again, so, the question is, within which term can you get your money back, I mean money you must invest in the new machines. That's why I don't believe in the new run, however it could be possible if you just use your old, but good working equipment and make some limited quantity, other than that, pretty uncertain.
post #85 of 159
Sennheiser started pretty much from scratch with the HD800. They first needed to research and design the headphone, then buying machines to build it.
AKG on the other hand already have the K1000 researched and designed, and probably also have worn out machines collecting dust somewhere. Rebuild or replace the machines and they should be ready, without much (or any) R&D.

The demand for new K1000s may not be as high as for the HD800 though...
post #86 of 159
And prices have changed, inflation etc. the $700(?) dollar it was are worth much less today.
post #87 of 159
My HD800 are better than my K1000. If it weren't for the novelty of owning a pair, and their benefits on a hot summer day, I wouldn't have kept them.
post #88 of 159
Well, thats a very cheap excuse

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My HD800 are better than my K1000. If it weren't for the novelty of owning a pair, and their benefits on a hot summer day, I wouldn't have kept them.
post #89 of 159
I've just checked the Exhibitors list at CES 2010 and couldn't see AKGs name on the list, are we expecting some news about a new flagship today, or am i completly wrong?
post #90 of 159
AKG a while back posted something about a new flagship being announced at CES afaik
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