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#222408 - 12/02/07 04:27 PM KORG PA2X
glynn parkinson Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
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Loc: preston,lancashire,england
CAN ANYONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE KORG PA1X AND PA2X? AND IS IT WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY?

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#222409 - 12/02/07 05:34 PM Re: KORG PA2X
renig Offline
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Loc: Canada
There's a discussion here on the subject. http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=29899

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#222410 - 12/02/07 05:35 PM Re: KORG PA2X
renig Offline
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Sorry, that's on Pa1X vs. Pa800. Darn this no-edit deal on here these days.

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#222411 - 12/02/07 08:49 PM Re: KORG PA2X
George Kaye Offline
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the 2X will have a motorized screen to angle anywhere you wish. It will have 120note polyphony vs 60 on the 1X. It will have 128 MB of sampling memory expandable to 256MB. The 1X has 16MB of memory expandable to 32MB.
There will be a lot more super articulation type voices on the 2X. There will be 2 USB to device ports. The PA1X has none.
The difference in price will be $100.00. Yes, it is worth upgrading to the 2X



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#222412 - 12/02/07 09:56 PM Re: KORG PA2X
renig Offline
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Registered: 02/20/00
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Loc: Canada
No kidding, George. They're some significant changes. When do they arrive?

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#222413 - 12/03/07 05:46 AM Re: KORG PA2X
Dnj Offline
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#222414 - 12/03/07 08:21 AM Re: KORG PA2X
silva Offline
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Registered: 01/26/04
Posts: 152
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
...and PA2X hasnīt EXB-Slots.

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#222415 - 12/03/07 09:18 AM Re: KORG PA2X
glynn parkinson Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 3
Loc: preston,lancashire,england
Thanks very much guys, most helpful. Looks like we are getting seriously ripped off in the UK though, the PA1X is Ģ1900 ($3800), and the PA2X is Ģ2200 ($4400)!!

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#222416 - 12/03/07 10:39 AM Re: KORG PA2X
Tom NL Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 181
Loc: Holland
The PA2X is in the stores here in Holland now. The average price is about 2.900 Euro. I played it for 45 min. last week and I liked it a lot. Half a year ago I had the PA800 at home for a few days, so the sounds and styles were not that much of a surprise. The overall mix of the styles seemed to be even beter, but I can't tell for sure since it has been such a long time ago that I demoed the PA800.

I was glad to see that the chord recognition in piano mode is much better than on my Roland G70. The problem with the G70 is that it continues to add notes to the chords when the sustain pedal is down and it also includes notes of melody to the chords. I know how to use the sustain pedal and release it when it has to be released, but it still behaves awkward at times. I didn't have any problems on my KN6500 and the Korg also picked up every chord just fine.

The organs, especially the BX3 sounds, are awesome! I also like the cornet and other brass sounds (the weaker sounds on the G70) and the flutes (great on the G70). The Grand piano sample is very good as well. The timbre differs a bit from the Roland, but I like this one also. The harmonica sounds have lots of effects as part of the sample and are great for country and blues. Although I could not detect any "super articulation" type guitars, the acoustic and jazz guitars sounded very warm and "lively".

The keybed is on par with that of the G70 (maybe I step on someone's toes here), so that is a relief because I am spoiled since having the Roland.

The motorized display seems a bit overdone, but what the heck! The total appearance of the instrument is very nice and professional. I was a bit sceptical of the metallic white surface (tacky...), but it looks just fine.

Anyway, when I have more time in a few weeks I plan to play it a bit more and will most likely end up buying this board and trade in my G70 if the price is right.



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#222417 - 12/04/07 09:28 PM Re: KORG PA2X
keybplayer Offline
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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 2416
Loc: CA
I thought the Organ sounds were superb also. I'm gonna have to play one in person and see how much of a negative the style variation fill-in anomaly really is but if Korg can fix it by way of an OS update or if there is some other type of a work around that isn't too complicated to pull off I may eventually end up getting a Pa2x. I will be losing 8 notes of polyphony in the process vs. my Tyros but it's much better than the Pa1x at only 62 notes.

It's interesting that you didn't notice an SA quality in the guitars Tom. When I listened to the guitar .mp3 demos on the korgpa.com site I sensed a realism on par or even superior to the SA guitars on the Tyros2. Hearing them in person may lead to a different conclusion but if the mp3's are any indication of their overall quality Yamaha should be trembling in their boots I would think. That is unless Yamaha has something even better up their sleeve prepared for the T3. And I wouldn't doubt it one bit if they did have. Although the T3 is another year, year and a half away. The Pa2x is right here right now. Decisions decisions... But if there is going to be no 76 key T3 they lost my money. Ian, have your sources been "re-confirmed" as to whether the T3 is only going to be 61 keys? There is no question at all?? Definitely 61? You know that for a fact, from someone who you know, who knows for certain, with no hint of a maybe detected in his voice when you conversed with him?

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Mike
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