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post #76 of 89

Anybody thinking of buying the 30.2 without listening first might end up being a very very unhappy little vegemite.

 

The same for any amp in that price range,a lot of them are just overpriced hype.

 

post #77 of 89

Dear Stang,

    Thanks for your prompt and helpful answer.

    I am bidding one AKG K1000 on ebay.de now but he does not accept paypal, can we rely him

on this one/  He has 100% rating but I don't know why he doesnot accept paypal payment.

    What is SPC?   Does AKG 1000 recable needs to be hardwired?

post #78 of 89

SPC is Silver Plated Copper.

 

ebay.de is good. I went to buy a pair of K500 from there but the ad didn't say he accepted PayPal. I messaged him and he responded that he in fact did accept PayPal. I didn't end up getting the K500, but try messaging the seller and ask of they in fact do accept PayPal. The K1000 recable needs to be hardwired. Very difficult recable, actually. If you are really keen on a recable, I would send them off to a professional. APS maybe, or a good DIYer here (Fitz is the king of AKG pretty much haha, I don't know if he still recables the K1000, however).

post #79 of 89
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Originally Posted by ford2 View Post

Anybody thinking of buying the 30.2 without listening first might end up being a very very unhappy little vegemite.

 

The same for any amp in that price range,a lot of them are just overpriced hype.

 

I will not comment on prices, but I agree on the RW. Having spent many years swapping valve and hybrid amplifiers, without satisfaction and spending too much money, to reach the k-1000 nirvana, a few years ago, I read the 6Moons reviews of the RW 30.2 and Pass/FirstWatt F1. Afterwards, having auditioned both amplifiers, I bought the Pass. And I still stick to it.

 

The RW is fascinating in the very short term, but rapidly becomes too soft and mellow, in my opinion, and maybe has a middle which is a bit weird, at least with string instrs.(IMHO). I  somehow sniff the T class sound signature in it.

 

The F1 can be fatiguing and a bit on the dry side coupled with the k-1000, but it's much more macho and it sports a wonderful solid, clean and fast bass I couldn't never get with any valve amplifiers of mine.

 

A friend of mine, with a "bass-heavy" model (black wooden box, serial 3xxx), made the opposite choice. He recently sold the RW and its k-1000. He was tired of experiments and obviously he wasn't satisfied with the result with the RW. The k-1000 can be a pain in the ass...

 

post #80 of 89
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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

Dear Stang,

    Thanks for your prompt and helpful answer.

    I am bidding one AKG K1000 on ebay.de now but he does not accept paypal, can we rely him

on this one/  He has 100% rating but I don't know why he doesnot accept paypal payment.

    What is SPC?   Does AKG 1000 recable needs to be hardwired?


May I?

Hardwiring is not easy and quite a risk. Maybe it's not so necessary, a proper tailspin cable can do a lot without any risk. In my experience, the "bass light" k-1000 do not like silver cables and even spc cables. I would prefer copper with them.

Pls. excuse my meddling.

post #81 of 89



 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ford2 View Post

Anybody thinking of buying the 30.2 without listening first might end up being a very very unhappy little vegemite.

 

The same for any amp in that price range,a lot of them are just overpriced hype.

 

I will not comment on prices, but I agree on the RW. Having spent many years swapping valve and hybrid amplifiers, without satisfaction and spending too much money, to reach the k-1000 nirvana, a few years ago, I read the 6Moons reviews of the RW 30.2 and Pass/FirstWatt F1. Afterwards, having auditioned both amplifiers, I bought the Pass. And I still stick to it.

 

The RW is fascinating in the very short term, but rapidly becomes too soft and mellow, in my opinion, and maybe has a middle which is a bit weird, at least with string instrs.(IMHO). I  somehow sniff the T class sound signature in it.

 

The F1 can be fatiguing and a bit on the dry side coupled with the k-1000, but it's much more macho and it sports a wonderful solid, clean and fast bass I couldn't never get with any valve amplifiers of mine.

 

A friend of mine, with a "bass-heavy" model (black wooden box, serial 3xxx), made the opposite choice. He recently sold the RW and its k-1000. He was tired of experiments and obviously he wasn't satisfied with the result with the RW. The k-1000 can be a pain in the ass...

 


Yes let us not forget that the RWA when stripped of the marketing blurbs is just a T amp with a couple batteries.

 

 

post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by Roby_caste View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

Dear Stang,

    Thanks for your prompt and helpful answer.

    I am bidding one AKG K1000 on ebay.de now but he does not accept paypal, can we rely him

on this one/  He has 100% rating but I don't know why he doesnot accept paypal payment.

    What is SPC?   Does AKG 1000 recable needs to be hardwired?


May I?

Hardwiring is not easy and quite a risk. Maybe it's not so necessary, a proper tailspin cable can do a lot without any risk. In my experience, the "bass light" k-1000 do not like silver cables and even spc cables. I would prefer copper with them.

Pls. excuse my meddling.


The Best way to use the K1000 is with NO other cables at all.

 

 
 

post #83 of 89
Don't hardwire the K-1000 unless the original cable breaks. It is a risky operation and replacement drivers are no longer available.

Further, you will not get your money back out of a recable. They are always money-losing propositions. Also, you might want to familiarize yourself with the arguments against cables before spending money on something that might make no difference whatsoever.
post #84 of 89

Thanks for the suggestion.

I will look more in the ebay.de for the AKG1000

Last week there is a couple of them , price ranging from 600-700 euro,

the condition look nice.   I will not recable for the time being and will

us that with the ZDT which Craig has mentioned that it should be enough

to drive the AKG K1000

post #85 of 89

Thats pretty normal prices, they are SO worth it! Buy for 600, sell for 1000 :p. Ow wait, never sell.

post #86 of 89

There were about 3 of them around this price range last week.

The only one that is available now is 100 euro, so I will wait 

post #87 of 89

sorry for the mistype   the one that is available now is 1000 euro

post #88 of 89
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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post

sorry for the mistype   the one that is available now is 1000 euro



LOL!  Big typo for 100 Euros I'd have jumped on one tongue_smile.gif

post #89 of 89
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Originally Posted by vvanrij View Post

...Ow wait, never sell.


This. 

 

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