Loc: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
I want to know which one is a better choice. I know that 3k is from 2004 and 8k from 2001 or even old, but 3k hasn't a sampler like 8k. And I think that 8k has a better sequencer. And I know that 3k has a double price (1400 $).
8K has aftertouch 3k Not 8K can have expanded simms for sampler 3K no sampler
Best thing to do is try both keyboards if you can get the opportunity. Iown the PSR8000 and have waited 10 years to see if Yamaha can comeup with a replacement worth the extra expense. Only the Tyros has come close and i know that the PSR 3000 is supposedly a mini tyros. I have played the PSR 3000 in the shops but have not been tempted purely because in terms of sound, the difference between the 8000 and the 3000 is not great enough to merrit the cost. The sequencer is similar. There are more DSP's with the 3000, greater polyphony 128 compared to 64 on the 8000. That can be an issue if you are into sequencing but has not been and isue in live play so far.
the 8000 is real heavy but then its built for heavy duty use . I know there are others here that love their 3000 but it feels plasticy and not the best build quality to me.
I have used the 8000 for over 10 years for church and use with the choir and my band.In ten years i have had to replace the touch sensitivity strip twice. Other than that its still going strong.
If you want something new because its new then go for the 3000
But if you can get a 8000 for under £500 the snap it up !
Loc: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
El Shaddai is my band name meaning God Almighty in hebrew. I sing with my band in churches in Romania. I own Yamaha W7 since 1997 & Roland JV-1080 since 1999. My W7 has problems with the buttons and floppy-disk and I must repair or replace the buttons. So, it's time to purchase a new keyboard. I found many informations about PSR-3000, but none of PSR-8000 because it's discontinued. Can somebody send me a pdf manual for PSR-8000 and some hi-res photos? For PSR-3000 I have it. Many thanks.
I can get 8k for 600 Euro (800 $) and 3k for 1300 Euro (1700 $).
[This message has been edited by El Shaddai (edited 04-15-2005).]
The PSR3000 is so superior. The PSR3000 is better than the PSR9000, let alone the PSR8000.
1. color screen 2. Sweet!, Cool!, Live!, and Megavoices! 3. 4 part styles plus Break and 3 intros and 3 endings. 4. Better operating system. 5. USB and Smart Media memory - easy to interface with computer. 6. Much better styles. 7. Music Finder Database. 8. Lighter weight 9. Video out.
I'm sure there are other advantages. I think it would be a big mistake to choose a PSR8k over the 3k unless you're saving a bundle and you cannot afford any more.
The manual is on its way. Like i said listen to the two keyboards and make up your own mind.
4 part styles plus Break and 3 intros and 3 endings.( Can all be created yourself using separate registrations accessible by thetouch of a button and tweeaking existing styles or creating your own ) 4. Better operating system.( in what respect ?) 5. USB and Smart Media memory - easy to interface with computer.(there is a host direct connection cable for the PSR8000, does similar job as USB and i have a hard drive on mine which i have had for 10 years and i have not half filled its capacity) 6. Much better styles.( thats debateable) 7. Music Finder Database. ( useful for what kind of musician? El plays in church setting for worship, this function has limited if any value to him but he can decide for himself) 8. Lighter weight ( thats the truth !)But built to last. The build quality of the PSR3000 is toyish.just my opinion though )
9. Video out.( serves no practical purpose whatsoever to a musician )
However the Psr3000 has no aftertouch which for any type of synth is a major limitation and no sampler which El has already mentioned is of interest.
Dont buy something just because its newer EL . Go try the keyboards and report back