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#402054 - 05/05/15 10:46 PM The new PSR S670
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Looks like Yamaha is gearing up to replace the S series keyboards.

http://download.yamaha.com/search/result/?site=usa.yamaha.com&language=en&search=PSR-S670

Deane

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#402057 - 05/06/15 05:48 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: hammer]
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Good find, Deane. Quite likely this one replaces the PSR-S650...I suspect the other new models will have the "70" in their name as well; PSR-S970, PSR-S770, etc..

It looks to have Fingered On-Bass which is a good sign indeed, but no dedicated MIDI ports.

There are a lot more arps in the multi-pads, and new styles seem to be mostly in the World and Dance & R&B sections.

Looks wise, it appears to be a bit chunkier than current models.

Ian
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#402058 - 05/06/15 06:41 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: hammer]
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No 5-pole MIDI connections - would be an absolute no-go for me. I can't take such an instrument serious. The DGX 630/640 doesn't have them either, we have it in our church, no way to connect any modules (USB doesn't work directly). If I want to play a good piano sound, I have to bring my own master keyboard or MoXF.

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#402059 - 05/06/15 07:11 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: hammer]
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small display YUK!

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#402122 - 05/07/15 07:30 PM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: hammer]
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Even though it has a smaller screen than the 750 and 950 it does add the same function buttons like the higher end arrangers and I'm thrilled to see stereo outputs (the 650 only has headphone jack). The polyphony has also been bumped up to 129. I called Yamaha today and there is no price for this model yet or even any news about this yet but if these manuals are available for download than my guess is we will see them rolled out at the Summer NAMM show. I'm hoping the price point will be around $799.00 MAP. It will compete beautifully with the Korg PA300 which also doesn't have any stereo outputs and sells for $849.
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#402130 - 05/08/15 03:46 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: George Kaye]
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Originally Posted By: George Kaye
Even though it has a smaller screen than the 750 and 950 it does add the same function buttons like the higher end arrangers and I'm thrilled to see stereo outputs (the 650 only has headphone jack). The polyphony has also been bumped up to 129. I called Yamaha today and there is no price for this model yet or even any news about this yet but if these manuals are available for download than my guess is we will see them rolled out at the Summer NAMM show. I'm hoping the price point will be around $799.00 MAP. It will compete beautifully with the Korg PA300 which also doesn't have any stereo outputs and sells for $849.
they might indeed show this at summer Namm...

Which would also indicate that again we might not see a Motif replacement.. Its rumored to have advanced arps, which essentially are equall to a single track of a Yamaha style.. In the new Motif you can freely combine up to 16 tracks..
On top of that it will have advanced voices, which can be as much as an Sa2 voice, or an Organ world voice, or just a virtuall synthesizer. ...
And many many more advanced features, finally upgrading Yamaha to modern days hardware... Which eventually also will find their way to all the other instrument lines.. Seems it has allready been shown to resellers at the musik messe in a backroom.


I don think they will present both these at a summer NAMM, so its either the new arrangers or the New Motif line..
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#402131 - 05/08/15 06:33 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: hammer]
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So for all intent & purposes this is an entry level arranger kb?.......

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#402133 - 05/08/15 06:59 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: hammer]
rosetree
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An instrument without 5-pole midi connections is made for the living room and definitely not for any kind of stage.

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#402134 - 05/08/15 07:22 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By: Dnj
So for all intent & purposes this is an entry level arranger kb?.......


No, it will be part of the midrange series of Yamaha... The current midrange series are Psr S650, S750, S950... The entry level are the E series like PSR E340

Which means that if this keyboard will be shown at Summer namm, most likely they will also show the replacements of the S750 and S950


Edited by Bachus (05/08/15 07:23 AM)
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#402137 - 05/08/15 07:43 AM Re: The new PSR S670 [Re: Bachus]
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Originally Posted By: Bachus
Originally Posted By: Dnj
So for all intent & purposes this is an entry level arranger kb?.......


No, it will be part of the midrange series of Yamaha... The current midrange series are Psr S650, S750, S950... The entry level are the E series like PSR E340

Which means that if this keyboard will be shown at Summer namm, most likely they will also show the replacements of the S750 and S950


when I see it I'll believe it at this point......they better hurry before the SD7 takes a big
chunk of the pie from yamaha.

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