AKG odd request

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Bufo Bill
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AKG odd request

Post by Bufo Bill » 08 Dec 2019 15:21

Hi all, I am trying to find out what year the AKG P8 Cartridge came out in the UK (if different from other parts of the world)?
Can you help me?
I like to collect vintage gear and reviews/ advertisements from that era, but I'm having trouble finding reviews of the P8e/P8ES.
Many thanks for your time.
From Bill.

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Re: AKG odd request

Post by billshurv » 08 Dec 2019 22:56

Hi Bill,

Do you mean the all black P8 or the earlier ones with the clear nose?

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Re: AKG odd request

Post by Bufo Bill » 09 Dec 2019 12:06

Hi, I meant the earlier one, as you say, with the clear nose.
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Post by DeepEnd » 09 Dec 2019 18:37

I bought an AKG P8ES (clear) in 1979 so a bit before that I think. For example this is listed as Dec 78.

https://www.gammaelectronics.xyz/audio_12-1978_akg.html

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Post by DeepEnd » 09 Dec 2019 18:42

A quick look on the AKG history says 1976 for most of the P series with the P8ES “following” on. So somewhere between ‘76 and ‘77

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Post by Bufo Bill » 09 Dec 2019 22:07

Cheers guys, thanks for your interest. That narrows it down, thanks for the help.
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Post by jimg » 10 Dec 2019 18:59

I have a P8Es dated Nov. 1977 (on the frequency print out) which is still working fine.
Hope that helps a bit more.
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Post by Bufo Bill » 10 Dec 2019 19:22

Thank you Jim, that narrows things further! :-)
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