RFT HOK 80-2

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RFT HOK 80-2, photo by DAC
RFT HOK 80-2, photo by DAC


RFT HOK 80-2 - Overview

DDR (East German) made headphones. Not much is know about them. The drivers as well as headphone assembly look to be homegrown and not based on other headphones, although is seems that is was inspired by PMB's developments at the same time.

General Description of the Sound

Pricing & Other Data of Interest

EVP 165,- M

Note that the HOK80 v1 has a different headband. The HOK80 v1 is said to have less bass than v2. There is also a dynamic headphone using the same frame as the HOK 80 v2.

It was made by the VEB Keramische Werke Hermsdorf, in and probably around 1986.

Technical Specifications

RFT HOK 80-2 driver, photo by DAC
RFT HOK 80-2 driver, photo by DAC
Driver detail
Driver detail

RFT HOK 80-2 box

Another box variant
Another box variant

In German

Wiedergabefrequenzbereich 20Hz - 20kHz

Nennwiderstand pro Wandler 60 OHM

Betriebsleistung 5mW bei 94 db

Nennbelastbarkeit 2W

Klirrfaktor kleiner ,gleich 0,5%

Gewicht 0,3 kg

In English

Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz

Nominal Impedance (per transducer): 60 Ohm

Sensitivity: 94dB for 5mW input

Maximum continuous power: 2W

THD: 0.5% or less (at 94 dB)

Weight: 300 g


Note that the original pads were missing on my set, so I replaced them with lambskin earpads made of eight layers of lambskin. Not extremely comfortable for longer sessions but brings out the bass. The HOK 80 v2 is originally closed back (almost, it's not properly done), but can be converted to fully open by removing a plastic disc from each cup. I converted my set to open to avoid the mess of reflections inside.

HOK 80-2 mod

Add the white foam baffle you see through the holes to seal the cup. Add the black 5mm foam that the driver rests on. One layer of "dampy" felt on the driver (the stock felt might be too thick, but try it if you want). Then one layer of thin "dampy" woven fabric. Stock springy foam on top. Remove the disc that makes the cans closed. Fasten the plastic ring using blutak. (and then put some air tight pads on, of course...). Then put some rock music on.

It is necessary to follow the instructions by Ericj on head-fi to take these apart and put them together again without breaking anything. http://www.head-fi.org/forums/3173771-post787.html

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