There is a reason for the "high price" of the Tyros line. 1-The cost of everything has gone up... Fuel, Cost of Materials, shipping costs, import costs, etc. 2-The MAP Policy (Minimum Advertised Price) Clavinova Dealers pushed to have a higher margin on the Tyros MAP price = $5299 Street price for a Tyros 4 = $3999 (Very close to Korg PA3X)
When the PA900 came out, Korg dropped the Retail and MAP price by a BIG chunk. Maybe Yamaha will take note to keep the price down or similar to current levels. At today's pricing, a Tyros 5-61 would MAP at $5499 and the Tyros 5-76 for $5999... even though the Street price would be in the $3999 to $4299 range. Sales can be a game at times. It's not about the music, it's about delivering a product to earn them money from a market they helped to create.
Loc: Preston, Lancashire, England
I still don't see why Yamaha can't use the NP31 keybed with PSR7xx or better electronics to give those of us who haven't won the lottery a fighting change of affording the thing. I'd adore a Tyros but there's no way I can justify the expense for what these days is very part time weekend job.
Hmm, I thought it was in Spain and not until Oct 24th?
Also, I wonder how the word (reviews, commentary, photos?) will actually get out to us? Dealers in Spain posting to a Web site? Word-of-mouth from dealers in Spain? Or will Yamaha post all the "gory" details on their official Web site right on Oct 24th? The suspense is "killing" me! :-)
Genos / Tyros5 / HK Lucas Nano 600 / FTB Maxx 40a / EV ZX1A / Rock'n'Roller cart / Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ / misc other audio & music toys
Hello everyone, I'm a new member here. I'm from Germany, just bought the new Yamaha MoXF yesterday. The dealer invited me to join a presentation in December, in which the successor of the Tyros 4 will be presented! So this is another confirmation that it is definitely going to be released.