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Let's flood AKG with emails so they will re make the K1000

post #1 of 37
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So,i LOVE the K1000,and ever since i had them,i couldn't touch any other headohone,but i had to sale them....in anycase i do want another pair,but don't want to buy a used one because of the risk that they could stop wrorking one day and i'll be screwed,so the only solution is that AKG will re make them,but they need to know that there's demand for it....so i guess if everyone on the forum who is interested will email them,maybe that'll help,it's a long shot but who knows...
post #2 of 37
I think I have done my share!
Dropping them two emails so far, and received a not-so-positive reply on the second one.

Email:
Quote:
Hi,
I am a huge fan of your K1000 headphone. Which sadly went out of production some 3 1/2 years ago, without getting a successor.
Sad to say, but the K701/K702 is not up to its sound quality level.

Now that your competitors Sennheiser, Grado and Ultrasone have announced/released new top-of-the-line models I sure hope you have something up the sleeve as well. If not, I ask you kindly to consider it.
Either by reviving the K1000, which in my opinion are up there sound wise, or come up with a worthy successor.

Thanks for taking the time reading this email.

Best regards
xxx
Answer:
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Dear Mr. xxx,

Thank you for contacting AKG and for your friendly words about our K 1000.
We plan to launch a successor of the K 701 in foreseeable time, possibly CES 2010.

Kind regards

Horst Werner
AKG hotline
hotline@akg.com
Probably do not hurt reminding them how much we miss the K1000, and that we would highly appreciate if they revived it (again) or come up with a successor.
post #3 of 37
Why buy a speaker to put on your head when you can buy speakers that are more comfortable on a shelf? For the going rate of the K1k, you can get some really nice speakers.
post #4 of 37
K1K in my opinion are way overhyped.
post #5 of 37
It's a nice idea but do you really think this hasn't occured to anyone at AKG? I'm sure they had their reasons for discontinuing and for not remaking them or making a successor and I doubt a few emails will change that.
post #6 of 37
I get the feeling that AKG isn't going to bring the K-1000 back. It was discontinued a bit after Harmon acquired AKG, and I think the new management killed it. It's a shame, but I think that sales weren't enough to justify it. AKG would have to be convinced that it could be profitable above and beyond the considerable used market - there are more than 12,000 pairs out there. That's probably enough to satisfy a niche market.
post #7 of 37
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Originally Posted by kelvinz View Post
K1K in my opinion are way overhyped.
Personal preference!
If you do not like them, then I guess it does not matter for you what AKG end up doing. Revive it, come up with a successor, or nothing at all..
post #8 of 37
I can't imagine AKG's engineers not wanting to design a successor to compete with the HD800s. These statement pieces are never a big money maker for such large companies, but are released more for prestige and to take new technology and apply it to newer, less expensive models. I wouldn't be surprised if Sennheiser brings out a HD700 that sells for $800-$900 that looks and sounds like a baby HD800.

The bar has been raised and AKG will follow suit, I'm sure.
post #9 of 37
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Personal preference!
If you do not like them, then I guess it does not matter for you what AKG end up doing. Revive it, come up with a successor, or nothing at all..
Come up with a successor and make it alot better would be my preference
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post
Why buy a speaker to put on your head when you can buy speakers that are more comfortable on a shelf? For the going rate of the K1k, you can get some really nice speakers.

good point and frankly, never thought about it. unless akg remake k1000 and sell it even cheaper than before(less than 500)
post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by kelvinz View Post
Come up with a successor and make it alot better would be my preference
I don't see how they could be any better with the exception of going down to 30ish hz without a roll off.
post #12 of 37
It would be great if AKG brings us an easier to drive K1000
post #13 of 37
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Originally Posted by Pyriel0 View Post
I don't see how they could be any better with the exception of going down to 30ish hz without a roll off.


Hmmm... K-1000 "earspeakers" with small subwoofer atop of the head on the headband. 2.1 headphone?
post #14 of 37
Skullcandy style eh?
post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
I get the feeling that AKG isn't going to bring the K-1000 back. It was discontinued a bit after Harmon acquired AKG, and I think the new management killed it. It's a shame, but I think that sales weren't enough to justify it. AKG would have to be convinced that it could be profitable above and beyond the considerable used market - there are more than 12,000 pairs out there. That's probably enough to satisfy a niche market.
why are you still spreading this mis-information.
harmon acquired AKG in 1993/94...
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