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#383905 - 02/05/14 05:45 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
Diki Offline
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Perhaps it's time, after all the hoopla about the T5 76 being so popular, for Korg and Yamaha to join with Roland, and produce an affordable MOTL 76? Roland have already shown it can be done without a weight penalty...

A PSR9x0 76, with a better action, and a PA900/76 would probably sell pretty well if the T5/76's success is anything to go by...

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#383906 - 02/05/14 05:56 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: billyhank]
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Originally Posted By: billyhank
BUT - if I were a gigging guy, it would have to be the 900 - same keybed, nice and lite, and great sounds too.
Bill G


I'll say this .......if the Pa900 was out when I had my Pa3x over a year ago,......I would probably be playing it right now vs the S950 as a gigging KB.....just due to the better features, display, touch screen, VH, etc,...... as the sounds & styles are of no consequence they both sound good.
I have no regrets. Something revolutionary will have to come out next for me to get excited to buy again.

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#383923 - 02/05/14 11:42 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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We don't know how popular the T5 76 key version is yet . As far as I know no numbers have been obtained by anyone

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#383934 - 02/06/14 05:47 AM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: spalding1968]
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Originally Posted By: spalding1968
We don't know how popular the T5 76 key version is yet . As far as I know no numbers have been obtained by anyone


It's all speculation but I know of some very unofficial numbers that a particular dealer(of course he will remain unnamed ) was selling T5-61 at a 2 to one margin to the 76 key model. At the PSR forum many I have been in contact with half dozen owners of T5s who purchased the 76 key model. Have to believe the 76 model launch has been a reasonable success ( only my opinion).

A couple of weeks ago Tony Mads ( Pa900) and myself(Pa3x 61) got together for a jam. Although we did not A/B the boards I didn't hear a lot of difference between the 900 and the 3x, maybe next time we meet we should do an A/B comparison.


Edited by Stephenm52 (02/06/14 05:48 AM)

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#383938 - 02/06/14 06:24 AM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: spalding1968]
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Originally Posted By: spalding1968
We don't know how popular the T5 76 key version is yet . As far as I know no numbers have been obtained by anyone


Only information i got was at a Baartmans demo from Yamaha in Holland... I spoke to the official yamaha representive of the Benelux... by then it was about 60% for 61 and 40% for 76... mainly because the price difference is actually rather small.
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#383942 - 02/06/14 07:23 AM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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I have a tendency to play very high on the key. The 900 is difficult to press the keys down at the top - they seem very tight. Some notes wouldn't play when I played faster.

Besides that, I just need a 76 (min) keyboard. Should've never played a piano for last 2 years - spoiled me.

If and when I play out, I'll grin and bear it. I don't plan on many gigs, although I can stick my usb in and go play very soon (past 800 performances).

Sitting for 6 hours looking down stresses my neck (multiple spine surgeries) and I end up very sore. The tilt will be great along with everything else this monster offers smile



Edited by zuki (02/06/14 07:24 AM)
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#383943 - 02/06/14 07:39 AM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: zuki]
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Started this discussion about Pa900 vs Pa3x a few weeks ago :

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=88337

Just wondering what features you miss most from your Pa3x?
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#383946 - 02/06/14 09:59 AM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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Miss most so far:
[1] Facility to use EC5 foot switch (NUMBER ONE)
[2] Dedicated switches to select status of Upper One, Upper Two, Upper Three and Lower. Have to use screen now. Not critical.
[3] You know, I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any right now!
I think I could get a small midi foot control to replace the EC5.
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#383955 - 02/06/14 12:03 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: DonM]
Dnj Offline
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Originally Posted By: DonM
Miss most so far:
[1] Facility to use EC5 foot switch (NUMBER ONE)
[2] Dedicated switches to select status of Upper One, Upper Two, Upper Three and Lower. Have to use screen now. Not critical.
[3] You know, I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any right now!
I think I could get a small midi foot control to replace the EC5.


keep or not? confused1

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#383974 - 02/06/14 04:07 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
Diki Offline
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Zuki... a piano doesn't spoil you. 61 note keyboards short-change you!

No-one should EVER feel bad about playing a lot of piano!

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