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#210495 - 11/08/03 04:47 AM The ideal home keyboard
dazart Offline
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Registered: 09/28/03
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Loc: England
What keyboard do you think would be the ideal home keyboard.If

1.It will only be used as a home keyboard.

2.It will not be used to sing on.

3.It will need to have a good operating system.

4.Its got to have excellent sounds and good rhythems.

5.Good value for money.

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#210496 - 11/08/03 04:56 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
nardoni2002 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/02
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Loc: malaga, spain
hi dazart,what is your budget?

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#210497 - 11/08/03 05:22 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
dazart Offline
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I would say up to 2000.Possibly more depending on value for money.

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#210498 - 11/08/03 05:53 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
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If you have enough money go for the Yamaha PSR-2100
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#210499 - 11/08/03 05:56 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
Dnj Offline
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PSR2000 best Bang $ on the Planet!!

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#210500 - 11/08/03 06:17 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
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more questions you need to answer,what are you using at the moment,are you looking for nice furniture showpiecefor your lounge one or two layered keyboard organ so it would be compact,and updateable, ie wersi,but more expensive, if no, put some of your money by to get top quality headphones or speakers(not necessarilly expensive)yamaha boards are certainly excelent value for money and fit all of your criteria,you will find many people on this site that will point you in the right direction,there are some new boards coming out soon,ie korg,liontracs etc but at the end of the day you MUST try them for yourself,hope this helps,mike

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#210501 - 11/08/03 06:35 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
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You can't go wrong with the PSR-2000/2100.

Gary
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#210502 - 11/08/03 07:04 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
eddiefromrotherham Offline
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Registered: 03/21/02
Posts: 788
Loc: Rotherham,England.
I have been buying organs and keyboards for the best part of 40 years!
As a home player,I have gone from Farfisa to Technics to Wersi to Yamaha to Yamaha to Yamaha
You will gather that I am now an ardent Yamaha fan.
In Yamaha I have gone from 5700 to 740 to 9000 and here's where I have stayed for the last 4 years and I have no hankering after any other. The Tyros is always a next possibility but I don't see the advantages over the 9000 for a home player.
Of course the 9000 as a second user board is now quite inexpensive and it's a hell of a board for under 750 ($1000) second hand.

As you have already read from our members, though , the right one for you is the one that you want AFTER TRYING IT.
Good Luck with your choices.
cheers
Eddie

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#210503 - 11/08/03 07:15 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
dazart Offline
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Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 92
Loc: England
I have done some shopping around and some prices have dropped.
The Psr 2100 is now available at 850.
The technics Kn7000 has took a steep drop and now it is priced at 1575.

If you took away the vocal processer from the Psr 2100 would it still stand out from the rest ie kn7000 in terms of realism for sound.

I am under the impression that the psr 2100 is a great one man band due to its vocal processer and would be more suited to a live performance.

Thankyou.Daz

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#210504 - 11/08/03 07:24 AM Re: The ideal home keyboard
keybplayer Offline
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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 2416
Loc: CA
I'm going to go the opposite direction and say if your willing to pay 2000 [$3,122] or possibly more and you want a Keyboard that fits that [category], I would say if you can get the Technics KN7000. It is an excellent Keyboard. It is a good value for the money in that it's OS updateable, has 'great' sounds, and very good rhythms. The OS, once you've figured it out, is fairly easy to use and navigate. If you especially like Organ sounds you will love the KN7000. It has THEE best Organ sounds of any Arranger that I know of. It has its own built-in speakers that are "excellent". It uses Secure Digital "SD Memory" Cards that you can load .Wav, .MP3, Midi, and other sound and even Video file formats, etc. with, and playback on the KN7000. SD Memory Cards are available in sizes up to 1 Gigabyte and soon will be 8 Gigabyte in size. Just like having a 'minature' Hard Drive. It also has a Floppy Disk Drive. It is Expandable by way of '4' Expansion Board slots. It weighs under 40 lbs., has a built in 'cover' that you can simply close and protect the Keyboard when not in use, and it also has a large LCD screen. It has USB connectivity, a 16 track 40,000 note Sequencer, 128 note Polyphony and comes with over 1,100 instrument settings. It is a top of the line Keyboard that won't lose its competitive edge for a long while in my opinion and should provide you with many years of satisfaction and enjoyment.

Best regards
Mike

[This message has been edited by keybplayer (edited 11-08-2003).]
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