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#41095 - 08/06/06 03:43 PM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
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Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 317
Loc: Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Still have my KN7000, but briefly went into a G70 as well. Loved the 76 keys, some sounds, some rythms but overall it didn't give me any excitement and I found the operating system (especialy the OTS's) quite confusing. Being previously familiar with Yamaha (PSR2000, PSR3000) I decided to quit the G70 and got me a Tyros 2, which I am enjoying (as well as the KN7000).
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#41096 - 08/07/06 02:46 AM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
Audrey Turner Offline
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Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 1098
Loc: Cambridge, Cambs, England
As Secretary of a local Keyboard & Organ Club I am in the priveleged position of having been able to listen to and play the Tyros 1, Tyros 2, Casio, Roland, Orla and of course KNs. Because of the complexity of the Roland it has now been changed for a Korg PAX1.

The Korg PAX range would be my choice if I had to change because I liked what I heard and it is more 'User Friendly' than most (on par with the KN7). However, I'm sure at sometime or other, you will have played with full sunlight/lighting shining directly on to your screen, rendering it almost useless so, until Korg bring out a model with a tilting, raised Screen like the KN7, I am not even going to contemplate changing my keyboard.

Meanwhile, just in case problems arise with the KN7 and coupled with the fact I have a large library of Technics disks and my own setups, I've bought a "near new" second hand KN7 as a stand-by so hopefully, I'm fully covered for the foreseeable future.

Aud (U.K.)

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#41097 - 08/07/06 04:57 AM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
RMepstead Offline
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Registered: 06/15/02
Posts: 1555
Loc: Wootton Bassett - Wiltshire - ...
Hi Audrey
I played in full sunlight yesterday on my KN7000 and couldn't read the screen at all whichever direction I tilted it in...
I ended up moving into partial shade and putting a book over the screen and peeking underneath when I wanted to move to the next setting.
I've thought about possibly sticking some transparent non-reflective material over the screen - any ideas Bill or Audrey...?
Rog
p.s. John - is this a problem with Tyros?

[This message has been edited by RMepstead (edited 08-07-2006).]
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#41098 - 08/07/06 07:15 AM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
Fran D Offline
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Registered: 01/26/02
Posts: 918
Loc: Aiken, SC, USA
Audrey n Roger,

I had the same problem with my Digital Camera until I found Hoodman http://www.hoodmanusa.com/. Not sure if any they sell are adaptable to the 7000 but it would not be dificult to construct. They attach with velcro. I used a hood on the 2600 that cured the reflection problem.

Fran in SC

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#41099 - 08/07/06 12:15 PM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
Bill Norrie Offline
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Registered: 01/16/02
Posts: 2297
Loc: North Yorkshire
Hi Rog,

I doubt if the Anti-Reflective material will be of much help. I think Fran's suggestion of a 'hood' would be a better choice. You could probably fabricate one from stiff card and colour it black. Attaching the hood to the KN7000 might require a bit of trial and error
There's a bit of an idea here : http://www.hoodmanusa.com/OEM_custom.htm (Top Left picture) as Fran suggests, small pieces of Velcro could be used to secure it

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Willum

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.
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( especially when the music is played on a KN7000....)

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#41100 - 08/07/06 02:57 PM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
Audrey Turner Offline
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Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 1098
Loc: Cambridge, Cambs, England
Hi Folks!

What a good idea using a hood - I hadn't thought of that. When I've been in that situation I've been able to cope with just changing the Contrast and tilting the screen a little.

My first thought on reading the posting was a glamorous Chocolate Box. Of course, I would have to eat the chocolates first wouldn't I? However, my husband's comment was "what an excuse to pig out on chocolates, why can't you just use cardboard as was suggested?" Good point I thought. Ah well! I'll dream on....

Interesting subject this though isn't it?

Aud (U.K.)

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#41101 - 08/07/06 07:56 PM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
Jupitar5 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/02
Posts: 307
Loc: United States
Yamaha V Technics - and Roland E80 perhaps??
Roland E-80 Video Demo 21 megs

Heard this a weeks or so ago, and quite impressed with the sound of this

Anthony
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#41102 - 08/08/06 12:12 AM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 4129
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
I feel it’s important to consider the support and material that is available when you buy a new keyboard.
I agree that korg is the closest to the KN7000, but it tends to favor contemporary music.

The keyboard with the greatest amount of free styles, registrations, sounds, pads and support is Yamaha. It is one of Yamaha’s selling features.

Opinion; If you are thinking of going to a new keyboard don’t try to find one like the KN7000, there are none, the KN7000 is one of a kind. I bought two Tyros 1 keyboards, I could not make them sound or work like the KN7000 so I sold them. I never gave the keyboards a chance, I never understood what they could do. There are so many new features on the new keyboards, keep an open mind.

Where’s my heart – in a new KN8000 not in a Tyros 2, I bought it because I could not find a more suitable keyboard for my needs.

John C.

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#41103 - 08/08/06 10:28 AM Re: Technics -- Yamaha Opinion
D.Munson Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 397
Loc: UK
Quote:
Originally posted by Audrey Turner:
As Secretary of a local Keyboard & Organ Club I am in the priveleged position of having been able to listen to and play the Tyros 1, Tyros 2, Casio, Roland, Orla and of course KNs. Because of the complexity of the Roland it has now been changed for a Korg PAX1.

The Korg PAX range would be my choice if I had to change because I liked what I heard and it is more 'User Friendly' than most (on par with the KN7). However, I'm sure at sometime or other, you will have played with full sunlight/lighting shining directly on to your screen, rendering it almost useless so, until Korg bring out a model with a tilting, raised Screen like the KN7, I am not even going to contemplate changing my keyboard.

Meanwhile, just in case problems arise with the KN7 and coupled with the fact I have a large library of Technics disks and my own setups, I've bought a "near new" second hand KN7 as a stand-by so hopefully, I'm fully covered for the foreseeable future.

Aud (U.K.)
Hi Audrey,
You state that you have a large number of Technics styles, can you name some of them or is that breaching copywrite?

Derek



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