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post #1006 of 1263

My guess is 141 600 ohm. 141 headband setup there with the blocky sliders. 140 is like the 240

post #1007 of 1263
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there's usually a silver badge on the Sr-5, think the black looks better , probably why it seems different looking.

Yep that's exactly what I was pointing out, there should be a silver logo badge on the gimble holder, but it's plain black on vid's. Also not sure but it almost looks as if the metal band arcs that go from the headband assembly to the cups are gold?

post #1008 of 1263
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The red slider is what threw me off, but then I saw a black aluminum ring behind the unipolars. Could be a K250 but the K270 is more common so I went with that. The K142 is definitely right though.

Nope. It's a K141. Looks identical to my k141.

I agree on the K250. The black plastic is too flat textured to be a K270.

post #1009 of 1263
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

The red slider is what threw me off, but then I saw a black aluminum ring behind the unipolars. Could be a K250 but the K270 is more common so I went with that. The K142 is definitely right though.

Nope. It's a K141. Looks identical to my k141.

I agree on the K250. The black plastic is too flat textured to be a K270.

****. You're right.

 

The K142HD is AKG's modern remake of the K141... that's where my confusion came from.

 

By the way, how's the sound on the K141? I'd like to try a vintage AKG and this is one of the ones on my radar.


Edited by takato14 - 11/3/13 at 8:45pm
post #1010 of 1263

Same as Sextett driver from what I know, but no tuning membranes, so basically just driver on ears cans.

 They are purposely supposed to be a semi-lighter clamping force ( they had it specced/measured perfectly ), it was in some of their literature  about that.

 

So think Sextett but lighter on ears= niiice

 

Curiously there is a Gold Monitor version of these also.

 

  Pads are almost always shot maybe the new ones can be adapted , new ones have a plastic backing old ones not .

post #1011 of 1263
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post
 

Same as Sextett driver from what I know, but no tuning membranes, so basically just driver on ears cans.

 They are purposely supposed to be a semi-lighter clamping force ( they had it specced/measured perfectly ), it was in some of their literature  about that.

 

So think Sextett but lighter on ears= niiice

 

Curiously there is a Gold Monitor version of these also.

 

  Pads are almost always shot maybe the new ones can be adapted , new ones have a plastic backing old ones not .


Poop. There was a pair went by here for cheap in the summer. Had I known they were sextettes I'd have jumped:frown:

post #1012 of 1263

Hm, okay. Thanks.

post #1013 of 1263

Yeah - not as bassy as the sextett - but the k141 mids are gorgeous. Really lush and natural. 

post #1014 of 1263

The Fostex T10 paid $140 sounds as nice as a $300 HP or better.  Light and portable, re-cabled, and strongly suspect, the not so original, T20 part was used to rebuild the HP's.

 

What matters is they sound incredibly good.  Thank you vintage thread :) 

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From top to bottom 1) Koss HV/1A in rough condition bought off eBay for $37.50  2) I cleaned off the old adhesive with a little rubbing alcohol 3) Back side 4) Head band in great original condition 5) Left side and  6) Right side in original condition.  Original foam bought from the Koss website for $5 (Why they have these up on their website, decades post production, I have no idea but thank you Koss)

 

The bass is significantly better than I expected, close in sound quality to the Grado SR80i and frankly better built.  Look at the head band strap, stitched leather and in remarkably good condition.  A very colored sound but great if you like Rock.  Less detailed mids than the AKG K240 Sextett.  Less imaging and soundstage than upper end quality HP's, but at less than $50 better than HP's that cost more than $100.  Mods may make some difference but I preferred the original look and feel. My Dad loved these HP's and I can still picture him wearing these listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, on vinyl of course.

 

High Velocity headphones :gs1000smile:

post #1016 of 1263
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From top to bottom 1) Koss HV/1A in rough condition bought off eBay for $37.50  2) I cleaned off the old adhesive with a little rubbing alcohol 3) Back side 4) Head band in great original condition 5) Left side and  6) Right side in original condition.  Original foam bought from the Koss website for $5 (Why they have these up on their website, decades post production, I have no idea but thank you Koss)

 

The bass is significantly better than I expected, close in sound quality to the Grado SR80i and frankly better built.  Look at the head band strap, stitched leather and in remarkably good condition.  A very colored sound but great if you like Rock.  Less detailed mids than the AKG K240 Sextett.  Less imaging and soundstage than upper end quality HP's, but at less than $50 better than HP's that cost more than $100.  Mods may make some difference but I preferred the original look and feel. My Dad loved these HP's and I can still picture him wearing these listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, on vinyl of course.

 

High Velocity headphones :gs1000smile:


Brings back memories. I bought a pair new in 1980.

post #1017 of 1263
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Brings back memories. I bought a pair new in 1980.

Do You Still Own Them?

post #1018 of 1263
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Do You Still Own Them?


No they went some time ago. The headband will loosen up some with use so be cautious of that. Other the only wear may be the cable at the jack end. It thoughtfully screws apart so is easy to resolder if and when it needs it. After the nuclear holocaust occurs, cockroaches and HV 1A's will be all thats left:) I dearly wish that build quality would come back into vogue. For quite a while they were the defacto Radio Station monitor headphone of choice. 

post #1019 of 1263

And the style is excellent, don't forget that.

post #1020 of 1263
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

  

From top to bottom 1) Koss HV/1A in rough condition bought off eBay for $37.50  2) I cleaned off the old adhesive with a little rubbing alcohol 3) Back side 4) Head band in great original condition 5) Left side and  6) Right side in original condition.  Original foam bought from the Koss website for $5 (Why they have these up on their website, decades post production, I have no idea but thank you Koss)

 

The bass is significantly better than I expected, close in sound quality to the Grado SR80i and frankly better built.  Look at the head band strap, stitched leather and in remarkably good condition.  A very colored sound but great if you like Rock.  Less detailed mids than the AKG K240 Sextett.  Less imaging and soundstage than upper end quality HP's, but at less than $50 better than HP's that cost more than $100.  Mods may make some difference but I preferred the original look and feel. My Dad loved these HP's and I can still picture him wearing these listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, on vinyl of course.

 

High Velocity headphones :gs1000smile:

Nice. Been trying to get one of these myself but eBay prices tend to go crazy. I'm perplexed as to how you got one so cheap.

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