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#406696 - 08/10/15 05:34 AM Korg Pa 800-900
brickboo Offline
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Registered: 02/04/01
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Why are there so many PA 900's used for sale on eBay? Also why are they cheaper than the used PA 800's for the most part? Didn't I read comments that it was better than the PA 800? Or, am I dreaming that? Thanks for all comments. Incidentally this is the first time in years that I was automatically logged in when I came to the Zone. Yes I had to log in everytime for years.
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#406697 - 08/10/15 06:14 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
saxxman Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 1433
Loc: Niceville, FL USA
Hi Boo - not sure why there would be any PA900's going for low resale on Ebay....they are great boards. Love mine and would have to think hard before selling it. Considering the PA900 has most of the sounds and styles of the big brother PA3X and speakers to boot, it's a nice board to have....

Would it be a wild guess that folks might be selling off PA900's to jump to S970....? Same general price range....unless there are some other new products in the same category that folks are trying to switch to?
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#406700 - 08/10/15 08:21 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
Graham UK Offline
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Registered: 01/20/01
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Boo. Some PC Cleaning programs do delete your Log-In Cookies.
Possibly that's the reason having to Log-In each time in the past....Still not a bad idea to keep things clean.

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#406768 - 08/10/15 09:06 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: Graham UK]
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 561
Loc: England
I once owned a PA600 and went over to the S950 got fed up with the yammie so decided to go for the PA900. I decided to put my yammie on ebay and the place was a flood with the PRSs950 at stupid prices and not a PA900 in sight for me to buy used so I had to go for a new 900 I eventually sold my yammie but not on ebay

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#406780 - 08/10/15 11:16 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: Johnnie.c]
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
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Pa800 ves. Pa900
After 4 years of a Pa800 I have moved on to a Pa900.

The Pa800 falls into the same category as the Technics Kn7000; Age and no further support. I liked the Pa800 better, more quality, the Pa900 is by far friendlier, and not as heavy. Korg could not have produced a keyboard for $1,000 less and kept the same quality, they had to cut somewhere.

I believe there no contest here, the Pa800 is on its way out. It was a great keyboard; it was Korgs flagship model, but age, no support, weight, and a less friendly OS makes the choice an easy one.

IMHO, John C.

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#406784 - 08/11/15 02:58 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: bruno123]
Bachus Offline
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Originally Posted By: bruno123
Pa800 ves. Pa900
After 4 years of a Pa800 I have moved on to a Pa900.

The Pa800 falls into the same category as the Technics Kn7000; Age and no further support. I liked the Pa800 better, more quality, the Pa900 is by far friendlier, and not as heavy. Korg could not have produced a keyboard for $1,000 less and kept the same quality, they had to cut somewhere.

I believe there no contest here, the Pa800 is on its way out. It was a great keyboard; it was Korgs flagship model, but age, no support, weight, and a less friendly OS makes the choice an easy one.

IMHO, John C.


Currently the only thing a pa800 has over Pa900 when it comes to quallity is better build quallity, but for soud. Quallity the 900 outshines the 800
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#406787 - 08/11/15 03:41 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: Bachus]
bruno123 Offline
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I would rather not take this too far but I had a Pa800 and a Pa900 side by side in my home for over a month; the Pa800 did sound better to me.

Someone told me the specs say different but I know what I was hearing.
I feel that people do not all hear the same; especially as they get older. So what I heard is what I based my opinion on.

The key feel is without doubt better on the Pa800.

The fill-ins and break would repeat until stopped forming a nice grove. This is not on the Pa900. Some sliders have been turned to nobs. Is that bad? I guess thats opinion.

In My Humble Opinion, John C.

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#406788 - 08/11/15 04:28 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
mirza Offline
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Registered: 11/15/01
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Loc: london,ontario.canada
Probably because of good sound system inside pa800, nothing else.
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#406795 - 08/11/15 05:40 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
abacus Offline
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Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 5304
Loc: English Riviera, UK
It is seldom worth upgrading to the next generation of instrument (Unless there is a problem with what you have) as the differences are usually not that great. (Certainly not worth the money you lose trading up)

Best to go for a 2nd generation keyboard (PA800 to whatever replaces the PA900) as the differences are than usually quite marked and well worth the trade in price.

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#406797 - 08/11/15 06:16 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: bruno123]
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
Posts: 16735
Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Originally Posted By: bruno123
I would rather not take this too far but I had a Pa800 and a Pa900 side by side in my home for over a month; the Pa800 did sound better to me.

Someone told me the specs say different but I know what I was hearing.
I feel that people do not all hear the same; especially as they get older. So what I heard is what I based my opinion on.

The key feel is without doubt better on the Pa800.

The fill-ins and break would repeat until stopped forming a nice grove. This is not on the Pa900. Some sliders have been turned to nobs. Is that bad? I guess thats opinion.

In My Humble Opinion, John C.


John, you make the breaks and fills repeat by hitting the button or foot switch twice.
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