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post #46 of 80
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Originally Posted by stuckonsound View Post

How much would you guys pay for a new k1000? I would like to see it come in at $600 or below. There are enough $1k+ phones out there.



Sure, 400 to $600 will be great price for a new K1 in today market.

post #47 of 80

I'd love to see a green Q1000 with a mini jack selling at the apple store next to the beats.  That would be awesome.

post #48 of 80

They can't make an excuse for R&D costs when Audeze has a $1,000+ unit.

post #49 of 80
Originally Posted by stuckonsound View Post

How much would you guys pay for a new k1000? I would like to see it come in at $600 or below. There are enough $1k+ phones out there.


$4-600 sure would be great, and at that price I would expect it to sell quite good. Doubt it would happen though, since it would be in direct competition to the Q701 at $480.

 

Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

They can't make an excuse for R&D costs when Audeze has a $1,000+ unit.

 

That and the fact that all the R&D work were done back in the 1980s - since the K1000 first released in 1989.

A bit of R&D might be needed now, but nothing like if they build a brand new model from scratch.

post #50 of 80

I did my part! C'mon AKG!!!

post #51 of 80
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The Eighties are due for a comeback. Maybe AKG could start packaging their headphones with matching day glo legwarmers.

 

LOL...I think we're both the same age (I was born in 1972) and although I was a child of the '80s, I was not a fan of the music much. Just Rush, U2, The Police and Van Halen.

The legwarmers would be great...maybe they can come in lime green to match the Q701s .

 

How about oversized sweat shirts that say "Choose Life"...they could also print it on the headband? Sorry couldn't help myself, my wife is a HUGE George Michael fan. She even dragged me to a concert a few years back...the longest 3 hours that year.
 

post #52 of 80

Legwarmers and Sweatband, they could market it as a Deluxe Package. It would be a limited edition of course

post #53 of 80

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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

What terrifies me is the possibility of a Q-1000.


Or a KimK-1000

post #54 of 80

Lets be realistic - that isn't the way the industrial world works. There is zero chance of AKG cranking out new production K1000 that are more than a little bit like the old K1000.

 

The tooling and methods and even the exact materials they used back in the day are gone. They could be brought back, but these are people in the business of making money, they will never put forth the expenditures required to bring back precisely what once was.

 

Face it - they couldn't even use the same electret film or the same transformers for every K340.

 

The "what is it" question sounds to me like they're asking whether they need to make another really obtuse statement piece or just a headphone with the same sound signature.

post #55 of 80

I'm not saying they can just reproduce the old one, nor that it's easy to come up with another one. Just that if a very small company can come up with the LCD2, they should be able to come up with something comparable. All they have to do is allow some section of the company to stop acting like it's part of a bigger conglomerate. Like Jaguar when it was under Chrysler, some engineers spent looong weekends in some guy's barn working on the XJ220, in the interest of putting Jaguar and Britain back on the map against the Bugatti EB110 (the F40 was there, but let's face it, that one doesn't even have A/C). Then the big guys got interested. They won't even need a barn for this, and there could still be some of the people who were there when the K1000 was under development still working for the company.

 

And in any case, they can work off the HE-5LE. Just because it's the newer or smaller companies getting engineering inspiration from the older, bigger dogs doesn't mean it can't be doen the other way around, the only thing really stopping them is the willingness of the Board to fund a non-mas market product. Like if Aprilia hired a former Ferrari engineer to make the engine for the current reigning World Superbike Champion, that doesn't mean Ford never tried to purchase Ferrari 50 years earlier. Then when the fledgeling Ferrari said "no," Ford got to beating Ferrari at its own game at LeMans. Sure, at one point Ford went back to sucking ass in races that required the drivers to turn right, but hey, there was at least a 3-year period that they held off Ferrari and Porsche.

post #56 of 80

 

Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

if a very small company can come up with the LCD2, they should be able to come up with something comparable.


A dynamic driver cannot provide this kind of dead-flat FR IMHO..and on this page they tried to come up w/ an excuse for not going ortho: http://assets.head-fi.org/e/e7/e7a669e8_K1000_2_Page_05.jpg

post #57 of 80

Signing up on Facebook is a big no go for me. But I'm all in favour of a reissue of the K1000. Possibly at a cheaper price, so I can get a backup pair for little money. Or at an expensive price, so my pair does keep a high resale value. biggrin.gif

post #58 of 80

Good idea (but not in green or blue or red……) 

post #59 of 80

They won't do it, no iPod compatibility.

 

This is harmon we're talking about, not AKG.

 

…grumble


Edited by limpidglitch - 10/17/10 at 11:47am
post #60 of 80


 

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Originally Posted by limpidglitch View Post

They won't do it, no iPod compatibility.

 

This is Harmon we're talking about, not AKG.

 

grumble


 

If only they realized where the money is coming from...

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