Iím repeating myself here.
The Kn7000 has value for those who are looking for fine quality. The operating system, the instruments sounds Ėevery part of it spells great keyboard/music. It is not for the musician who is playing, for the most part, todayís music.
Why would he need a fine trumpet or a fantastic sax section. Or to have all that is needed in the display in front of him/her. These musicians are interested in technology and speed and a large portable storage area.
Many look for a good midi file player or a usable vocal harmonizer, AND a very large selection of styles Ė to be able to instantly choose the perfect style for the song they are playing from a data bank of over a thousand styles.
In the Kn7000 we have our factory presets, 20 Custom styles, and 3 in the composer. That is not enough here to satisfy todayís musician. But without doubt they do make a sacrifice when they select data and volume in place of fine quality.
The words fine quality are subjective to who, when and where. Some of the newer keyboards are beginning to come closer to the quality of the Kn7000 but when you add the learning curve that is necessary the choice has to be questioned.
1-You cannot beat the new keyboards for contemporary music, music of the 60ís, 70ís right through to the music that is being played today.
2-You cannot beat the Kn7000 for the music of big bands, in fact any of the music from the 20ís to the 50ís. This is a general statement because it is always possible to find that one song that eludes this topic.
3- My opinions are based on having/owning Tyros1,2,3 and the Psr900, and a Korg Pa800 and playing them side by side, playing the same song and the same midi file on each keyboard; and 45 years of playing professionally.
I am not boasting here.
I have placed my Kn7000 for sale and purchased a Korg Pa800 for my playing jobs. If I cannot find someone who will pay the price and appreciate the quality of the Kn7000 I will make a nice home type of keyboard stand and possibly add bass pedals and it will the keyboard that I play when I come home. The Kn7000 is an old keyboard by today standards but it still holding its own for those who love the music we grew up loving.
Sorry if I said too much, John C.