IC: Excellent Condition Audio-Technica Signet TK33 (ATH-8) w/ Original box
Will Ship To: Anywhere
Curious if anyone's interested in these.
They in excellent shape and come with the original packaging. The headset had previously lost all of the pleather on the pads and headband due to age, and as such the pads have been replaced with some nice velours and the headband has been thoroughly cleaned.
The Signet TK33, which is the "special edition" of the ATH-8, is a back electret system. It differs greatly from traditional electrets, in that the bias voltage is applied to the stators instead of the diaphragm. This enables the diaphragm to be considerably thinner than was possible with standard electrets while still having the benefit of being able to power them with virtually any speaker amp. These bad boys can compete with full-on electrostatics.
Sound is extremely good, which is why this is only an interest check. Fast with a great soundstage, and a very relaxing, warm presentation with very low distortion and great extension in both directions. Very light and airy sounding and respond well to EQ. They're also the most comfortable cans I've ever worn. The featherlight design, supersoft pads and suspension headband really lets these just disappear after a while.
They don't get very much use because I no longer have the means to power it to the extent of its abilities and I don't know when that's going to change. These are great for someone who wants to try out electrostats but can't afford an entry-level Stax setup.
**Please keep in mind that you need a speaker amp to power these. The adapter box is a step-up transformer, not a standalone amplifier, and traditional headamps cannot provide enough power for them. 15 WPC is an absolute minimum.
Price is debatable. PM with offers. Current picture is a placeholder, pictures of actual item will be up soon.
Edited by takato14 - 10/3/13 at 11:02am