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#406696 - 08/10/15 05:34 AM Korg Pa 800-900
brickboo Offline
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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]
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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]
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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.

Best wishers from UK

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#406768 - 08/10/15 09:06 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: Graham UK]
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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]
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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 Korgís 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]
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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 Korgís 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]
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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 thatís 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]
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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]
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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]
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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 thatís 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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#406836 - 08/11/15 09:11 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
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Korg cut a few corners when making the PA900,comparing to the Pa800,no sampler,no individual outs,smaller casing which means less weight,less powerful amplification and bass on the speakers, on the positive side, bigger screen,lighter,compatible with pa3x sounds,but for me not enough to get a pa900,196 megs on sampler is stupid and should of been 256 megs, I would go to a PA3x instead.


Edited by vangelis (08/11/15 09:11 PM)
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#406848 - 08/12/15 03:24 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: DonM]
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Don,
No matter what I do I cannot get the fills to repeat. The break does repeat but not the fills.
I tried changing the STS Mode switch, no different.

John C.

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#406857 - 08/12/15 07:09 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
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You are probably right John, I was thinking about the Break. I never wanted the fills to do that. In fact I wish the Break didn't do it. Too often I hit it twice because I want two breaks in a row, but then it keeps repeating until I hit another button or the Break button again.
One thing they took away on the PA900 was the dedicated Fill buttons too.
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#406867 - 08/12/15 09:51 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: DonM]
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Don,
If thatís as bad as it gets the keyboard is still a winner.
Itís amazing how much you learn about a person by going through their keyboard set up.

Great Day, John C.

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#406878 - 08/12/15 01:55 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
DonM Offline
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I need to talk with you concerning that setup! There is something from it I sorta need!
Hope I didn't leave any naked pictures on it. smile
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#406893 - 08/12/15 06:38 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: DonM]
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Aaaaaaaah, just when I was having fun.
Don I have been turning the Pa900 into Big Band, Latin, and some old stuff; added many new styles.

Thanks to you my latest adventure is learning and adding country music, the styles that you put in were great.
I did make an ALL SAVE before adding doing any work.

Let me know what you need, John C.

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#406894 - 08/12/15 07:11 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
DonM Offline
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
I put a style in the factory Country bank named Acoustic Country.
I can't find that version of it anywhere, even though I have found a couple with the same name.
If you could send it to me I'd appreciate it.
Thanks,
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#406916 - 08/13/15 11:30 AM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: brickboo]
Tyrosman5
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Sometimes a model that you played for a long time sounds better to your ears than listening to a newer model due to the fact that your ears got "used" to hearing that certain sound and
so it identifies that sound to be better. Just saying Lloyd

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#406920 - 08/13/15 12:51 PM Re: Korg Pa 800-900 [Re: ]
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Lloyd good point, especially with aging ears.

John C.

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