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#226135 - 02/07/08 02:10 PM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
Caragabal Offline
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Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 320
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia
My local music store has offered me a pa800 for $Aus3000.00 and given the difficulty with the PSR900 screen would it be a better buy.
Their quote for the PSR900 is $AUS2425.00.
I presently own a PSR3000.

I am not a rock and roll or jazz fan and lean towards the classical and pre 50's music and am more a singer than an keyboard player.

Cousin Ken

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#226136 - 02/07/08 03:06 PM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
Posts: 16735
Loc: Benton, LA, USA
You can only decide whether the screen is a problem for YOU. It's not for me.
Then play both instruments and decide. Only you can choose which has the most features that suit you and the sound that most pleases you.
DonM
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#226137 - 02/07/08 03:33 PM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
Diki Offline


Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 14212
Loc: NW Florida
I don't think the screen angle should be a deal-breaker... FAR more important issues then that (IMO).

But it IS something to bring loudly to the manufacturer's attention, by any and all means, as it is a design feature that could be corrected easily on the NEXT model they make.

But they'll only do it if you tell them, often and loudly!
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#226138 - 02/08/08 06:52 AM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43703
Quote:
Originally posted by Caragabal:
My local music store has offered me a pa800 for $Aus3000.00 and given the difficulty with the PSR900 screen would it be a better buy.
Their quote for the PSR900 is $AUS2425.00.
I presently own a PSR3000.

I am not a rock and roll or jazz fan and lean towards the classical and pre 50's music and am more a singer than an keyboard player.Cousin Ken


I would compare the Tyros 2 & Pa800 not the S900.... additionally as a singer definitly get the Pa800 ....the TC Helicon Vocal processor & harmonizer is miles ahead of Yamaha.

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#226139 - 02/08/08 02:36 PM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 6020
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Ken,
didn't realize you were in Aust also.
Is that $3000 as a trade in ??
You could try selling your psr on Ebay.
I saw a second hand psr1500 go for $800 the other day, a PSr3000 should be worth a lot more.
If that's the price without a tradein , it's a bargain.
If it's including the trade, I'd be asking for a price, without a trade in as well.
You may be miles in front if you sell privately.

best wishes
Rikki

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#226140 - 02/08/08 10:56 PM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
Caragabal Offline
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Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 320
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia
Rikkisbears the price is without a trade in.
The PA800 is not selling and they want to clear the stock.
I have a try on the PA800 this Monday.

I don't want something to complicated but with good recording capabilities for vocals.

I go for these top end boards for quality voices etc.

Cousin Ken

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#226141 - 02/09/08 02:59 AM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 5515
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
I would definitely snap up the PA800. It is not that there is anything wrong with S900. You just get more for your money.
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#226142 - 02/09/08 04:54 AM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
mikeathome1 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1208
Loc: Syracuse NY
Quote:
Originally posted by Bernie9:
I would definitely snap up the PA800. It is not that there is anything wrong with S900. You just get more for your money.
Bernie


Ken, if you're used to a psr 3000 you would have start from scratch with a korg, as far as OS, wouldn't you?

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#226143 - 02/09/08 02:53 PM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 6020
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Ken,
that's a really good price, they retail for just under $5,000 AUD.

Bear in mind the operating system is different. Fortunately you are in a position to check it out first.

Also check to see it is running the latest operating system 1.51.

Mines only 3 months old but came with the original operating system 1.0
1.5 has apparently made some major improvements including guitar mode & additional guitar sounds.
It's just a software upgrade, downloadable from the Korg site.
best wishes
Rikki

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Korg PA5X 88 note
SX900
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#226144 - 02/16/08 10:05 AM Re: Yamaha S900 Bad DISPLAY design Argggggg!
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43703
Display problem on the S900 has been solved!

...........I just stick my wallet underneath the KB dead center where the Forks join together on the Apex KB Stand lifting the back-end of the S900 just enough to view the display.
Works for now

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