Originally posted by Diki:

But the drop in product cycle time has GOT to have a reason. Personally, from a marketing standpoint, I feel that the most likely explanation is less than expected sales of the T3...

Well, if you go by your survey of how many Tyros3's were sold, it might possibly be easy to say that's the reason...

I sold more Tyros3's than Tyros2's and had less time to sell them, so it's fair to say, at least in my area, that the former was quite successful.

My most successful PSR was the PSR-3000, followed very closely by the new S910...did two clinics last week.

Looking back on Yamaha's product history, two year cycles appear more often than three, in regards to TOTL arrangers, and for CVP-series piano based arrangers..

Here is the History of Products. http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/chron.php

Check it out for yourself, and see what you can come up with.

Yamaha Tyros4, Yamaha MS-60S Powered Monitors(2), Yamaha CS-01, Yamaha TQ-5, Yamaha PSR-S775.