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#159307 - 11/04/07 09:18 PM Portable keyboard
moetyros Offline
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Registered: 11/01/07
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Hi Guys,

I have recently purchased a Tyros2 which i love a lot...The only problem i encounter is that it is not so portable after all. Carrying the keyboard, and the speakers around is breaking my back. I need to buy something smaller for practices. What do you recommend (not too expensive...its only for practices )

moe
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#159308 - 11/04/07 09:25 PM Re: Portable keyboard
Dnj Offline
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#159309 - 11/05/07 03:28 AM Re: Portable keyboard
ianmcnll Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
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Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Might I recommend the Yamaha PSR-S900?

It has SA and mega voices like your Tyros2 and is very light with built in speakers.

Ian
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#159310 - 11/05/07 04:48 AM Re: Portable keyboard
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Registered: 01/20/01
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Korg PA50. It's half the price of S900, but most important it will provide you new voices & styles and not duplicate what you already have in the T2.

I had PA50 for 2 years and it's a great board.

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#159311 - 11/05/07 06:41 AM Re: Portable keyboard
ianmcnll Offline
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Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
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Originally posted by Graham UK:
Korg PA50. It's half the price of S900, but most important it will provide you new voices & styles and not duplicate what you already have in the T2.

I had PA50 for 2 years and it's a great board.


Graham,

What is the polyphony of the PA-50 compared to the PSR-S900?

Does it have a USB to device like the Tyros2 and S900, or does it use the older 3.5 Floppy drive system?

Ian
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#159312 - 11/05/07 07:44 AM Re: Portable keyboard
George Kaye Offline
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Registered: 11/24/99
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Loc: Reseda, California USA
Moe,
the Yamaha PSRS900 would be a great alternative to your Tyros2. It is much lighter and shares almost every feature. And, because you say you love your Tyros2, there is no reason for switching to something else onless you are unhappy. I would though suggest that because you are looking for something less expensive and the 900 sells in the $1,500 or so price range (I don't know how this fits into your budget), you might also consider the PSRS700 or even the PSRS500 as alternatives. These keyboards do not have all the features like the 900, but still sound very similar to the Tyros2.
The Korg PA50 is a good keyboard, but unless you are unhappy with your Tyros, getting a keyboard with 60 note polyphony(PSRS900 has 128), floppy disk drive instead of USB device and host is probably not a good solution for you. Korg is replacing this keyboard with a PA500 in the very near future which will provide USB and more polyphony.

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#159313 - 11/05/07 10:30 AM Re: Portable keyboard
mdorantes Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 1185
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Hi Moetyros:

Dito what George say, I own a Tyros2 and also the PSR S900 and IT IS great, I use the S900 it for small gigs that are short in time and I do not need to bring external amplification....
I also did own the PA60 that is the previous clone on the PA50, it is TOTALLY diferent than the user interface on the Yamis, also there are great boards too, but ONLY if you are unhappy with the T2 I would consider the Korg...

Bonus with the S900... Even the T2 registrations are ALMOST 100% compatible with the S900, you may need to make small adjustments depending what voices you may have in the registrations, and also the user styles.
I have no regrets at all...it was a wise investment.

I also own the PA800, but my main board still the T2.
Hope it helps, Good luck in your choice!. ;o)
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#159314 - 11/05/07 11:10 AM Re: Portable keyboard
cassp Offline
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Registered: 03/21/03
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Loc: Motown
Since when is 60 polyphony not enough?
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#159315 - 11/05/07 12:39 PM Re: Portable keyboard
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 12861
Loc: NW Florida
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Originally posted by cassp:
Since when is 60 polyphony not enough?


When you are constantly touting an arranger that has 128. On the other hand, when confronted by someone claiming THEIR arranger has 192 (or whatever), that person will then claim that 128 is perfectly sufficient.

Until the NEXT model he gets has 192, upon which he will immediately claim that 128 is insufficient.

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#159316 - 11/05/07 03:07 PM Re: Portable keyboard
moetyros Offline
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Registered: 11/01/07
Posts: 4
Hi All,

Thanks to all of you for the replies. I agree with you George, S900/700 is a good idea in terms of compatibility with the Ty2 for practices, but i find it extremely difficult to pay 1500$+ to get the same sounds and styles i have ...i just can't accept it! For me it would be more sensible to sell the Ty2 and get the 900..

I used to have a PA80 before the T2, buying the PA50 would make sense, as i miss some of of those PA80 sounds and styles...it is also very light compared to both the T2 and the 80.


I wish i could buy something new though. Might as well...no? I heard there is a PA500 coming soon. Is it true? any idea about the price range?
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