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AKG K1000 rear pad

post #1 of 16
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I want to know how many users don’t know that back AKG K1000 pad is adjustable. Till tomorrow I was one of them.
post #2 of 16
Tell us please, pics?
post #3 of 16
ha ha - I knew the day I got them, but I can see how it might be overlooked. I use mine 2 clicks out.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Blackmore View Post
Tell us please, pics?
Just see to the instruction, picture number four tell you all. If you don’t have instruction, just pull it back.
post #5 of 16
I knew about the adjustable temple pad before I got the K1000.
But I fully understand that someone may have missed it, cause its not often discussed around here and its not all obvious by looking at them. I like mine using the middle position.
post #6 of 16
I never knew about it when trying them at meets, but noticed it right away when I got my own pair. I use them either 2 or 3 clicks out, and have the headband clamping force reduced, so the headphones just barely sit on my head with virtually no pressure on the pads... they just completely disappear like not wearing any headphones at all.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Piotr Ryka View Post
I want to know how many users don’t know that back AKG K1000 pad is adjustable. Till tomorrow I was one of them.
This has actually been one of the most personally useful Head-Fi posts I've read to date.
I'm new to the K1000's and haven't had mine long. I don't have the manual. I've also got a big head and all the way in the pads were causing some major force. They are now extremely comfortable thanks to your post.
I feel sort of dumb that I didn't notice that they were adjustable before now. Anyway, thank you kindly for bringing this to my attention!
post #8 of 16
thanks for the tip! the pair i got didnt come with a manual and even though my head is on the smaller side 1 click out definitely feels more comfortable.

not to ask a stupid yet related question but what are the little switches on the front for? i assume its something to do with angling the earspeakers but i havent fiddled with it enough to find out since they sound find as is.

edit, never mind found an online manual.
post #9 of 16
Well, I was making a comment, which was, at least I thougt so, kind of joke

And about the pics, we just love them...

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Originally Posted by Piotr Ryka View Post
Just see to the instruction, picture number four tell you all. If you don’t have instruction, just pull it back.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Skin View Post
not to ask a stupid yet related question but what are the little switches on the front for? i assume its something to do with angling the earspeakers but i havent fiddled with it enough to find out since they sound find as is.
Its for locking/unlocking the swivel function.
Carefully pull them outwards to unlock, adjust the angle, then push them inwards.
post #11 of 16
I only angle the speakers out about 1/4" out from the cage. It gives a nice balance to the sound.
post #12 of 16
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I only angle the speakers out about 1/4" out from the cage. It gives a nice balance to the sound.
I used to have mine pulled out 1.5cm, but now have it at 2cm (a little over 3/4"). It's just far enough out for me to get good soundstage without giving up much bass.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Angle depend from source and amplifier sound density. Last week I have drive my Twin-Head and Polestar by Accuphase DP-700 SACD and angle almost completely lost his importance.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
I used to have mine pulled out 1.5cm, but now have it at 2cm (a little over 3/4"). It's just far enough out for me to get good soundstage without giving up much bass.
Yeah, I guess that's closer to where mine actually are. I checked and it's definately more than 1/4". It's more like 1/2-3/4".

It's like you described. Just enough to open up and still have good balance overall.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Its for locking/unlocking the swivel function.
Carefully pull them outwards to unlock, adjust the angle, then push them inwards.
I hate those plastic locks. They are so fragile and will break any minute if you are not careful with them.
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