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Need help identifying AKG Sextett model

post #1 of 3
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Hello Head-Fi'ers. Just obtained an AKG Sextett off Ebay but the seller did not state which era of production it's from.

 

 

 

 

 

The colour of the 6 circular radiators suggest it's LP. Do LPs come with the headband with holes though? Thanks L3000.gif

post #2 of 3

The headband can be anything.

 

I suspect the only reliable way to tell EP/MP and LP apart is to measure the frequency response. EP/MP should be using free field equalization while the LP quite possibly diffuse field.

 

Other than that, the LP should have a more matte driver as per the image there: http://www.head-fi.org/t/202122/the-headphone-driver-pics-thread/60#post_3883163. Somewhat in support of the theory that the LP came with matte drivers is that the K 241 - a Sextett follow-up from the late '70s - did so as well (http://www.head-fi.org/t/202122/the-headphone-driver-pics-thread/225#post_8608172 and http://www.head-fi.org/t/202122/the-headphone-driver-pics-thread/255#post_8752647).

 

Or you could just cut corners and assume an LP based on the white diaphragms.

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Thread Starter 

Hey, thanks for the detailed reply. The drivers look pale and matte to me. I don't know how to open it up to find out for sure, haha. I don't have the tools to measure frequency response 

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