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#344447 - 05/06/12 01:24 AM KN7000
Jean Olivia Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 215
Loc: Melbourne Victoria Australia
How much should I pay for a KN7000.Can I get the proper SD cards for it or are they obselete too? The store here has SDHC cards, which someone said may not work in the 7000. I have the 6500 - does the same foot pedal work and will all my 6500 disks work on the 7000. Any advice appreciated ,Thank you. Cheers Jean Olivia. PS I am in Australia.
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#344466 - 05/06/12 03:11 PM Re: KN7000 [Re: Jean Olivia]
Bill Norrie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2275
Loc: Richmond,North Yorkshire, UK
Hello Jean,

The KN7000 is currently changing hands in UK for around 800, which at the current exchange rate is about $1270 Australian.
You must use Standard SD Cards NOT SDHC card - The KN7000 operating system will not recognise these higher capacity cards - they were not around when the KN7000 was designed and they use a different addressing system to the Standard cards.

It is true that the Standard SD Cards are becoming scarce but they are still around - but mainly at the higher capacity level i.e 1GB and 2GB - do a Google Search......
In UK, it seems that most are available in Micro SD format, (for mobile phones etc.) but that is not really a problem since that variety usually comes with an adapter which converts the Micro format to the standard physical size.

Exactly the same foot pedals as used on the 6500 - both single and 4 Way versions - are 100% compatible with the KN7000 as is a Swell pedal which works with the KN6500.
Your 6500 disks will also work fine in a KN7000, although you may have to do some minor 'tweaking' of the actual sounds. Most of the time, this will not be necessary.

Hope this helps Jean smile

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#344467 - 05/06/12 05:17 PM Re: KN7000 [Re: Bill Norrie]
Jean Olivia Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 215
Loc: Melbourne Victoria Australia
Thanks for your reply, Bill. The seller is asking $2200 AUS, and I have offered $2000,so I will have to have a big think.I wonder what my 6500 is worth now. It is sad when you think how much we paid for them, but I have had years of enjoyment out of my 6500, and will never part with it. Cheers. Jean Olivia.
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#344470 - 05/06/12 11:28 PM Re: KN7000 [Re: Jean Olivia]
HarryG Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 182
Loc: Germany
Hi Jean,

have you at your KN 6500, the special cable to make a backup of the hard disk on your PC?
If this were the case, you could push the backup to the SD card. The program (Music Data Base Converter) is free and can be downloaded or I could send you.
Look here:
http://www.keysoftservice.ch/kn7000/index-e.htm

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#344471 - 05/07/12 12:52 AM Re: KN7000 [Re: Jean Olivia]
The Saint Offline
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Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 534
Loc: Sydney Australia
Hi Jean, I think your offer is reasonable in $A terms as they are scarce and the nearest you can get to the KN7 is Korg at about $4000 (plus the speaker, approx $600 so I am told) or Tyros 4 at ?????? S/H on e-bay was asking mid $5000.
All that Bill said is correct. You can get the 2GB cards if you google them and you do not need anything larger for the KN7. I would suggest that you buy a few when you find them, I feel they may be discontinued in the near future.
Good luck with your purchase, you will not regret it.
Ray
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#344487 - 05/07/12 11:04 AM Re: KN7000 [Re: Jean Olivia]
etwo4788 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 518
Loc: S.E. New Mexico USA
Jean.... I just went to eBay here in the U.S. There is a 7K available and being bid on.....

There are eleven (11) bids $440.00 is highest... The asking price is $2600.00... The bidding will continue for 2 days and 12 hours.... You can buy it NOW probably at the asking price..

Hold out for a Technics KN7000!!! They are UNBEATABLE!!!!!

Good Luck.....Elizabeth


Edited by etwo4788 (05/07/12 11:07 AM)

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#344502 - 05/07/12 03:50 PM Re: KN7000 [Re: etwo4788]
Jean Olivia Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 215
Loc: Melbourne Victoria Australia
Thank you all for your advice. I have found a source for the SD Cards on the internet, have offered to meet the asking price of $2200, if the seller has all the bits and pieces that came with the board and it is in as new condition. The seller is an elderly chap who offered me his music, which is all EASYPLAY, so I dont think he has been out gigging with it. The 7000s are scarce, especially to find one that I can pick up myself and give a cushy ride home on the back seat of the car. I am not keen on courriers for keyboards.I think I have got this one -just waiting to hear back from him.Cheers. Jean.
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#344511 - 05/08/12 03:40 AM Re: KN7000 [Re: Jean Olivia]
The Saint Offline
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Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 534
Loc: Sydney Australia
Hi Jean,
Let us know how you got on. I will contact you later on a similar vein!!
Ray
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#344513 - 05/08/12 08:40 AM Re: KN7000 [Re: The Saint]
Bill Norrie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2275
Loc: Richmond,North Yorkshire, UK
Jean, If and when you do get your KN7000, I've got 2 Seeker's Songs for you smile 'Georgy Girl' and 'The Carnival is Over'......
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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.
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#344687 - 05/11/12 08:30 PM Re: KN7000 [Re: Bill Norrie]
Jean Olivia Offline
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Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 215
Loc: Melbourne Victoria Australia
Bill - I will look forward to them. I am still waiting on the seller. Jean.
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