Is upgrading to Equinox cable an absolute must or the leaness / metallic quality can easily tamed with a good tube amp?
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4/10/09 at 6:12pm
What leanness and metallic sound? I've never heard that on a K-1000. You'll probably want to try a different amp - the K-1000 is extremely revealing of an amp's character. I run mine connected either to a Conrad-Johnson MV52 or to the speaker taps on a Moth Si2A3. You can clearly hear the difference between an EL34 and a 2A3.
My K-1000 is dead stock and I use the stock pigtail. I'm not a cable believer, and I haven't heard anything from the K-1000 that would suggest it is being held back.
I would also advise against recabling for practical reasons. The K-1000 is a difficult recable, with a fair chance of damaging the voicecoils or leads. Last I heard, AKG had no replacement drivers and no longer services the K-1000. If you, or someone else, fries a voice coil, you'll have to buy another pair. The risk is not worth it.