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post #31 of 89
Frankly, I'm amazed at my thread-degrading abilities.
post #32 of 89
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LOLOLOLOL, I got krmathis frustrated!!!
Well done!
My frustration did not last too long though. he he

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Anyway, I have no concrete proof of a replacement K1000, and I didn't originate the speculation on this thread.
Aahh, good (or perhaps sadly)! Cause for a while I thought I might have missed some crucial info...

Hopefully all these new top-line products from other vendors (Sennheiser, Grado, Ultrasone, ..) show that there are a demand for such 'phones, and in turn make AKG come up with a K1000 successor (or another revival).
I am first in line to order one!
post #33 of 89
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Well done!
My frustration did not last too long though. he he


Aahh, good (or perhaps sadly)! Cause for a while I thought I might have missed some crucial info...

Hopefully all these new top-line products from other vendors (Sennheiser, Grado, Ultrasone, ..) show that there are a demand for such 'phones, and in turn make AKG come up with a K1000 successor (or another revival).
I am first in line to order one!
However, new top-line prices are not welcome.
post #34 of 89
I'll be more of a second in line. Though it depends how the HD800 comes out, but if it's too much of that Sennheiser sound I'd much rather try and get a K1000 or successor.
post #35 of 89
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Believe it or not, but the K-1000 is probably the easiest headphone drive.

It was designed to run from a speaker amp, not a headphone amp. Though it might not seem like it here, speaker amps are cheaper and way more common than dedicated headphone amps. You can even find an old receiver at the Salvation Army for $20 that will drive the K-1000. Not so with other headphones.

The K-1000 wasn't that popular until it was discontinued. Then it became unobtanium and prices took off. Before that, you could find them new around $600-$700 and used for less.

My understanding is that the tooling required to produce the K-1000 was work out and had to be replaced. Unfortunately, K-1000 sales were not strong enough to turn a profit after retooling. So they discontinued it. Too bad. They should have put whatever they spent on the K-701 towards the K-1000 to retool and lower prices.
Totally agree 100%.

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Frankly, I'm amazed at my thread-degrading abilities.
You amaze me as well.
post #36 of 89
K1000 mk2, mmm...that mean I would have to get a power amp too lol!
post #37 of 89
As previously stated, hopefully when AKG decides to put out it's successor, which will most likely be something along the lines of "K1100" the price wont match the model number...
post #38 of 89
I don't care if the possible K1100 costs little or much, it just should be either the same or better than K1000. And have the same concepts: poweramp-driven, very open design.
post #39 of 89
k1000 without the bass extension problems.
I think i'd have to go into debt to hear it, and to drive it.
post #40 of 89

Well,I mortgaged the kids and took the plunge. Just won the following minty AKG K1000 located in Frankfurt, Germany.

http://cgi.ca.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280520607165

Shipped to Canada it comes to just under a grand.It appears to be the bass heavy model and has a low serial

number of 4023.  Can anyone tell me what I am to expect from these much lauded cans.

post #41 of 89
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Originally Posted by Benaiir View Post

On a brighter note, AKG is rumored to be putting out a K1000 successor in 2010.

 


I don't see why companies don't do this more. You would think companies like Sony would make a killing if they made a successor to the R10 that sounded as good/better. 

post #42 of 89

Congrats on the purchase! If you amp them right, you should expect happiness.

post #43 of 89

Is anyone familiar with the AKG dedicated K1000 AMPLIFIER now out of production?

 

171_Netzteil und Amp.jpg

 

There is a chance that I can obtain one.  Will it be worth the investment?

post #44 of 89

Order here:

 

www.sac.de/sac/start_frame.php?Pfad=2_4_79&BL=4

 

Perhaps first ask whether it is in stock. Maybe they assemble when you order, with some time until delivery.

 

And yes, it is worth the investment, although other true class A or tube amps may be better (and more expensive).

 

My copy is more than 10 years old and still kicking, with different power supply and twin 4-pin XLR sockets.

 

The cooling fins are there for a reason.

post #45 of 89

Congratulations charliex,

 

I also followed this auction because I bought another headphone from this seller.

I would say it's an average price for german ebay.

 

PS: The SAC-Amp is still in production.

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