History of the AKG K1000?
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I'd sure like to know the history of the K1000? When was it first made? Who developed it? Were there predecessors? Is an upgrade in the works?
 
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I think it originally was sold about 15 years ago. History of the K1000 seems pretty obscure. I couldn't find anything about it in a google search.

All I know is what is listed in the manual. It has a foward by Dr. Carl Poldy, AKG describing the theory behind the K1000's sound.

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AKG should issue a K2000 and drive all us K1000 owners crazy with upgraditits.
 
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AKG K2000 did exist before. Not as a headphone, looks like an old microphone. It's listed under AKG's discontinued products.

http://www.akg.com/products/pspic/image/11/image1055923477_imagehires1055923476_import3e4b6ab 9292e2.JPG

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I think it originally was sold about 15 years ago. History of the K1000 seems pretty obscure. I couldn't find anything about it in a google search.

All I know is what is listed in the manual. It has a foward by Dr. Carl Poldy, AKG describing the theory behind the K1000's sound.

-Ed


If you check the K 1000's service manual (PDF), you'll see that the document was issued in November, 1990.

If the service manual appeared shortly after the headphones themselves, then the K 1000 may have been around for as long as 15 years. (This is assuming that November, 1990, was the original issue date of that document.)

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If you check the K 1000's service manual (PDF), you'll see that the document was issued in November, 1990.

If the service manual appeared shortly after the headphones themselves, then the K 1000 may have been around for as long as 15 years. (This is assuming that November, 1990, was the original issue date of that document.)



Well, I don't follow our arithmetic(unless by shortly you mean 23 months), but I do appreciate your sharing this link to the K1000 service manual.
 
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Well, I could've been off by a year or two.

I saw an article saying that they orginally came out 14 years ago, and the article was one year old.

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If you go the AKG home page, click on "About AKG" and then on "Milestones", you'll see that the K1000 was first demo-ed in 1989 -- so it seems the headphones are about 14 years old.
 
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Nice find.

Wow. These really are an old design. True classics. I almost don't want them to come out with a successor. But upgradeitis always that itch needed to be scratched.

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By the way, did you know that AKG, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Infinity, and JBL are all owned by the same company, Harman International?
 
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Yep. I sure did. I'm a Harman International whore. I have a Harman Kardon Receiver and CD Changer.

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Well, I don't follow our arithmetic(unless by shortly you mean 23 months), but I do appreciate your sharing this link to the K1000 service manual.


I used to be an archaeologist. Any span of time less than 100 years qualifies as "shortly" in my view.


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According to this article: "...it synthesizes the key ideas from the Stax SR-Sigma and the Jecklin Float into a single design..."

I found somewhere, that the parameters of Jecklin Float Model 1 are: 5Hz - 25kHz, 200 Ohm, weight 385g.

That's how Jecklin Float Model 2 looks like:


(Source: http://www.audiocircuit.com/9111-esh...1CMJEC-PIC.htm )

This guy, Martin Duerrentmatt is a father of Jecklin Float:


(source: http://www.avguide.ch/index.cfm?show...BF08EB9E47B99A )

Also check this link to see the info about Ergo Headphones (from the same company).
 
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According to this article: "...it synthesizes the key ideas from the Stax SR-Sigma and the Jecklin Float into a single design..."


I wonder if the designers of the headphone also see this as the origin of the design.
 
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Yeah, I read that article.

I think the designers at AKG thought, surely there must a be a slightly less goofy looking way to achieve this type of sound?

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