Originally Posted by charliex
No need to 'mimic' - the german SAC KH 1000 built just for the AKG K-1000 really can't be beat in my eyes (ears).
And it is still readily available and even customizable.
I love my Black Box 'bass heavy' AKG K-1000 with my SAC KH-1000.
I sometimes use my Technics SU-V5 amp, also a winner in my ears.
Does the SAC KH 1000 include processor or is it "just" a straight amplifier ?
I concur on black box bass heavy (still a bit thin, particularly below 40 Hz ...) and Technics amps. I know the SUVx series, I am using a SU-V8. However, it is the small SU-C-04 that will mop the floor with most, if not all other amps available. It sounds good as it is, gets better if recapped, and absolutely amazing if properly modified. This amp, used within the limits of its output capabilities, can hold , at the very least, its own when compared to anything, regardless of price.