LA7000 Lite w/ Jarrah Cups & J$ V2 Pads
Will Ship To: Anywhere
It's come time to sell my beloved LA7000 Lite headphones with Jarrah wood cups from Lawton Audio. They were purchased in late April 2010 and were completed May 11, 2010 (as is seen on the Certificate of Authenticity). I love these cans to death but I simply haven't been able to give them the listening time they deserve this past year and I've decided to sell them to a new, more available owner.
They were purchased directly from Markl at Lawton Audio, he provided the new D7000s, and I had JMoney Audio ship their custom leather Denon pads to him for installation (he still stuffed the stock pads at this time and I wanted real leather ones for the durability). They use the third version of the wooden cups that were produced for Mark at the time (NOT the driver chambers he uses now), and are fully markl modded outside of the Jena cable, sticking with the stock D7000 cable instead. The cups are made from jarrah wood and are absolutely beautiful.
These cans take the greatness that is the AH-D7000s and greatly improves them. It brings the mids way forward, tightening up the bass and giving it way more punch, and has crisp, clear highs. The soundstage is UNBELIEVABLE on these thanks to the custom cups and ear pads. The best way I can describe them is a cross between the Grado RS-1 and the stock D7000s. They are extremely musical and involving headphones and really get your toe tapping.
I'd say they only have about 300 hours of burn-in on them, possibly slightly more. They are in almost flawless condition, there is only one scratch on the headphones, near the middle of the left ear cup as can be seen in the photos below. The cable has a twist near the entrance point on both sides of the headphone, but it was shipped to me this way and Mark said that it was an unfortunate side effect of when they resoldered it and glued the cable inside the cups. They will be shipped with the vinyl case that comes with the stock D7000s, as well as the stock, unmodified D7000 wood cups and ear pads should you wish to unmod them a bit (not unheard of). I will also throw in the black Woo Audio stand in the photos (which is also unfortunately the cause of the scratch).
I'm looking for around $750 OBO for these, as I paid around $1100 for them new and they are in pretty amazing condition. Lower offers will be considered but I'm looking for somewhere in this price range.
A photo of the Certificate of Authenticity can be provided upon request and it will also be shipped with the headphones (it became slightly beat up as it was sitting in a drawer since they arrived).