Korg has been able to keep it very cheap because it uses 7-8 year old technology, Ian
interesting concept, would love to see Yamaha Tyros with mini keys for $400 price tag, after all it is a 10 year old technology..
I would love to see a Yamaha Tyros with mini keys for $400 price tag(the technology, even at age 10, would have 128 note poly
as opposed to Korg's 62
)...but I think we're both dreaming (especially you).
Thing is, an instrument could be selling for $50, but it's still not worth a hoot if it doesn't have what the player needs
Don't get me wrong, I think Korg has done a marvelous job with this instrument (and repackaging older technology, which realistically goes back 12 years
(2000), since it is derived from the PA-80), and I'm sure you will be very euphoric with it, if you decide to purchase.