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#420491 - 04/26/16 08:54 AM kn2600 v kn7000
kozykeys Offline
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hi everyone glad to be back and see its still the same as ever
i am presently gigging with a singer using a kn7000 i am thinking of buying a kn2600 as the 7000 is very heavy has anyone used a 2600 for gigs if so could you tell me the pros and cons
many thanks
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#420495 - 04/26/16 11:14 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: kozykeys]
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Jan I did the same thing. The Kn7000 was a bit heavy so I purchased a Kn2600. After the second job I never used it again. Many of the features that made the Kn7000 such a special instrument were not in the Kn2600.They left too many things out making it a disappointment.

If I never had a Kn7000 maybe I might have thought differently; but it was lie going backwards. I bought a used Yamaha Psr900 instead. It was a good keyboard but I went back to the kn7000 for another 12 years.

Only my opinion, JohnC.

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#420537 - 04/27/16 02:24 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: bruno123]
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hi bruno thanks for that can you remember what any of the missing features were as i havent bought the 2600 yet .
thanks again
jan
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#420538 - 04/27/16 03:23 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: kozykeys]
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Jan - if you want to buy a KN2600 very cheap I've got one I bought which was advertised as 'scrap for parts' but I found when I got it home that it works perfectly. I was thinking of midiing it up to my KN7000 but never got round to it. It's yours for £50 if we can find a way of me getting it to you.
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#420539 - 04/27/16 03:25 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: kozykeys]
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Jan, it’s been too long for me to remember. When you are comparing a flagship keyboard Kn7000 to a less expensive model it is the options and the sound quality. Try finding the Kn2600 and Kn7000 manuals on the internet.

What do recall is the last job I used the Kn2600 on a job. I was dissatisfied; too many work-arounds to get what I wanted. Trumpet, my favorite was not the same, neither was the piano. I could find no reason to keep it. It would be like comparing The Yamaha Tyros series to the Psr series – night and day.

Jan, Those who have not owned a Kn7000 and buy a Kn2600 will have a nice keyboard; It is only in comparing that I am writing. The old saying, “You get what you pay for”.

Good luck, John C. (bruno123)

PS, If I were looking for a keyboard with less weight I would buy a Yamaha; almost half the weight of a Kn7000. Yamaha has the largest collection of styles in the market.

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#420541 - 04/27/16 03:58 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: bruno123]
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hello again i have a yamaha psr3000 and a tyros 4 the tyros is too heavy the psr 3000 is not rich enough maybe i should just here a roadie
many thanks for your help
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jan
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#420542 - 04/27/16 04:04 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: RMepstead]
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hi roger long time no speak hope you are well and are still enjoying your gigs i am bidding for one on ebay at thee moment its still got 5 days to go so i could send a courier to pick up from you if you are sure you want to sell
regards
jan
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#420625 - 04/28/16 08:12 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: kozykeys]
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Hi Jan - replied to your email and thats fine. I thought you were in Essex but I see now you are in York but if you can organise a courier thats great. You have my email address I see.
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#421064 - 05/07/16 05:42 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: kozykeys]
Mike Aviv Offline
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Registered: 07/02/05
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I have both units sitting above each other the kn7000 on top and kn2600 bellow, only recently (after 5 years) I have started playing the kn2600 and found it to be a very nice keyboard, the speaker sound is a bit mellow from the kn7000, I like to load the sounds and patterns from SD cards I purchased from Strawberry and KN7000.net and they sound very close on both units. As far as giging I have not used either one with external PA or speakers so I can not be a fair judge, I still use my kn1000 since I have a lot of songs and patterns saved into floppies, I would like to convert them for the kn7000 but have no idea where to start.

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#421819 - 05/30/16 08:08 AM Re: kn2600 v kn7000 [Re: Mike Aviv]
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Hello Mike
Transfer your Kn1000 settings to floppy and then use them straight away in the KN7000. They are compatible models.
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