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post #1 of 8
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I purchased a pair of these headphones, but it hasn't been delivered yet. I believe the serial number is 03864. Would this serial number imply that it was the bass heavier driver or the bass lighter driver?

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 8
could go either way.

I would spend some time adjusting their position before you make an assessment of their sound in either case. They are VERY picky with regards to placement and angle.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post
could go either way.

I would spend some time adjusting their position before you make an assessment of their sound in either case. They are VERY picky with regards to placement and angle.
Hmmm, I've read some places that anything under 4000 is definitely bass heavy, is that not the case?
post #4 of 8
What amp are you going to be using with them? I used 2x shanling ph100's(one for each channel) which put out about 1.2 watts@120ohms(discrete solid state). They were good but not as good as being coupled with the F1. You will really need a top tier speaker amp for the K1000 to be worth the money.

I also listened to them on a friends Moth speaker amp and it sounded the pretty much the same as the shanlings but the treble was smoother. This was at a meet and I didn't have a long time to compare or complete silence though.

Edit: Mine is 10780 and I feel they are pretty flat through the frequencies(down to 40-50hz). Beyond that is nothing and I don't think bass heavy/light versions are going to change that from what I've read about them. My dx1000 is a lot stronger at 40hz but its has bumped bass+ closed. Not much at 30hz on them either. idk if I just can't hear that low or what.
post #5 of 8
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I'll be using them with a TTVJ Millett 307a. I think that should do, no?
post #6 of 8
It is my personal opinion that the K1Ks are less amp-dependent than many posters imply. I have tried both my sets with a variety of amps, both tube and SS, and found that most amps that are capable of delivering 10wpc of clean power into the K1K's relatively high impedance can do a very creditable job.

I have had excellent results with the following T-amps: RWA Signature 30.2, Winsome Labs Mouse, Virtue Audio One, and Little Dot T_150 as well as the modestly-priced but excellent performing nOrh tube amp.

While I am sure many others have hearing that is more acute than mine, I can't believe that I wouldn't be able to differentiate good sound from mediocre sound from the K-1000s!

FWIW, at the last mini-meet I attended, many attendees listened to my K-1000s while driven with my $70 Bravo tube amp and commented on how great this unlikely pairing sounded!
post #7 of 8
I would assume it is a so called - "bass heavy" pair.
At least my #3370 have noticeable more bass than my #11510 pair. Although I do not know at which serial numbers AKG made their driver/filter changes.
post #8 of 8
From the pairs I've tried I'd also say 'bass heavy'.
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