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#44414 - 07/16/03 05:24 PM Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Can anyone tell me what the price of the new KN-2600 Keyboard will be in the United States? I have called several dealers but they don't know yet or they are not interested. I also wrote to Technics several
days ago and got no reply.
I see prices in the other countries but not the USA.
Thanks for any reply
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#44415 - 07/16/03 05:55 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2212
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Hi Larry W.

From Synthplanet.com

KN7000 : $2,863.48

KN2600 : $1,304.16

KN2400 : $941.39

This is the lowest price that I know of, however maybe someone has a better deal.

SeeYa
Larry Hawk
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#44416 - 07/16/03 07:10 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Hi yourself Larry H.
Thank you very much for the reply. I appreciate it
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#44417 - 07/17/03 12:02 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Starkeeper Offline
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PSR2100 $1299.45 from Synthplanet as well.
They are head-to-head.
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#44418 - 07/17/03 12:31 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
J. Larry Offline
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Registered: 12/14/99
Posts: 521
Loc: University, MS 38677 USA
I just received a 2600 today via UPS. Paid $1,399.99 from my friendly dealer. I sold a 6500 to move to the 2600.

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#44419 - 07/17/03 01:23 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Thank you all for the prices of the KN-2600 and the PSR 2100. After seeing a friends PSR 2000 and saw all the features plus the spec's for the 2100 I compared them to the spec's of the KN-2600. Not being able to get a price for the KN-2600 from two dealers who only had brochures I opted for the PSR 2100. I was under the impreion that the KN-2600 had a SD card but the spec's do not say YES.
As for what I am paying for my PSR 2100 it is $1195.95 Just over the border from Penna into NJ. For that price I also get the Survial Pak and CD, Head phones, power supply and foot pedal, and 2 year extended warranty.
Also only 3 percent tax instead of 6 percent.
Thank you all for the information
Larry W.

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#44420 - 07/17/03 02:55 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
lahawk Offline
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Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
The KN2600 has the SD Card which is like getting a hard drive(s). Strangely the 2600 has no floppy drive like it's Papa, the 7000.

The KN2400 does not have the SD Card, but rather only a floppy drive.

It is my understanding that both are compatible with the 7000, so I would asume, like the KN7000, the KN2600 and the KN2400 will be compatable with all KN Keyboards, although I'm not 100% sure of that.

Tough Decisions picking a keyboard now-a-days. They are all really good.

Good Luck
Larry H.
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#44421 - 07/17/03 03:00 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
lahawk Offline
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Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
I just noticed...

Is this post private for "Larry's" only?

All we need is Gosmeyer to confirm my suspicion.

Larry...yes Larry..
Hawk
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#44422 - 07/17/03 04:54 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
bruno123 Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 3842
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL 33417
J. Larry:
I sold a 6500 to move to the 2600.[/B][/QUOTE]

J. Larry, Just one question.

Why did you move from the KN6500 to the KN2600????

John C.

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#44423 - 07/17/03 04:57 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
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[QUOTE]
Strangely the 2600 has no floppy drive like it's Papa, the 7000.


Larry H., Are you saying the KN7000 has no floppy drive? If so, that's not true.

John C.

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#44424 - 07/17/03 05:03 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 554
Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Larry W is really fast! From inquiry to evaluation to purchase in less than 20 hours and half of them dark. Wow! Guess I'm getting old. For real or an ad?

Grandpa Doug
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#44425 - 07/17/03 05:53 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Grandpa Doug, A friend of mine brought his PSR 2000 to the house and showed all the features etc. He had a KN-2000 then 3000 and then a KN-5000. He sold it and went to the PSR 2000 At this time he likes it so much that he feels that he will not return to Technics. He helped sway me to the new PSR 2100 after hearing his 2000. I had no opportunity to see or hear a KN-2600.

Then again "YOU" said ( if I remember correctly)that although the voices are not as perfect as Technics, and since I play for the senior group of people and health care centers, the people probably would not know the difference anyway. Now that helped also.

I'm 83 years old now, but in my younger years played the Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, (I really liked that one)and piano. I had one other technics before my Technics KN-920 which I just sold.
Excellent sound and voices but thought now I would purchase my last keyboard. I hope to live to be about 110 hoping to have all my sences and still entertain. Therefore I did make a purchase that I hope that I will not be sorry for.
I tried to Thank you before for your comments by e-mail but it kept bouncing back.
Anyone who want to kid me about the switch please do so, I will not be offended.
Larry W.

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#44426 - 07/17/03 07:23 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Just wondering, that's all. Enjoy.

Grandpa Doug
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#44427 - 07/17/03 10:01 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2212
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
John,
Sorry I stated it incorrectly

What I said:
Strangely the 2600 has no floppy drive like it's Papa, the 7000.

What I meant :
The 2600 has no floppy drive, even though it's Papa, the 7000 does.

Ya See Its the Pennsylvania language I grew up on...know whadda mean ?

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Douglas Dean quote:
"Larry W is really fast! From inquiry to evaluation to purchase in less than 20 hours and half of them dark. Wow! Guess I'm getting old."

LOL !

It takes me that long to decide on whole wheat or rye.

Larry Hawk
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#44428 - 07/18/03 07:31 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Posts: 554
Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Whole wheat or rye? All that time to decide? Maybe you need to decide from a spec sheet instead of tasting them. Be sure the one you pick has an exlax survival kit. Donít want that rye to get stopped right in the middle of things and before it comes to the end. Better yet, Larry, get a friend. That way you can sit in the old rocker and wonít have to make any decisions. If his taste donít work out for you, you can always blame him. Nice to always have a fall guy handy. Itís done in the best of circles today. Personal responsibility is old fashion as you may well know. Anyway, keep your posts coming. Very informative and they sure make this forum a pleasant place to visit for information and the good of the soul. Know whadda mean?

Grandpa Doug
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#44429 - 07/18/03 11:02 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Starkeeper Offline
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Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 1704
Loc: Toronto
J. Larry,
As soon as you play with your new KN2600, let us know what you like/dislike. Give us a detailed review.
Isn't moving from a KN6500 to a KN2600 a downgrade?
Star
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#44430 - 07/18/03 11:12 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Starkeeper Offline
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Loc: Toronto
Just venting about Technics.
Larry Warner said,"Not being able to get a price for the KN-2600 from two dealers ".
Why can't the dealer get prices from Technics?
The Technics (Canada) website does not have an email address. They also don't show the KN2400/2600 on their stupid form. Their Technics (non keyboard) email is not functioning. I sent an email to Technics U.S. and still did not get a reply as to a dealer in Toronto. If it is that difficult to demo/buy a Technics, what will the service level be like?
Starkeeper
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#44431 - 07/18/03 01:43 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Regarding the Technics trouble in getting prices etc. Before my ordering the PSR
I went to Technics web site and clicked on Keyboards. They do not show the new KN-2400 or 2600. They do show the KN-7000. It was rather discouraging not able to find out anything about a new product they are trying
(?????) to promote. I would have ordered
the PSR so soon if I could have found out more information about the KN-2600. I have called several other dealers since and none still know anything

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#44432 - 07/18/03 01:48 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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CORRECTION - I would not have ordered the PSR so soon if I could have gotten more information on the KN-2600, seen one and tried it out. At least I was able to do so with the PSR 2000 that my friend brought to my house, and knowing the 2100 was an inprovement.
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#44433 - 07/21/03 11:27 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Starkeeper Offline
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Larry,
I would like to ask you what you think of the live Piano and sweet violin on the PSR2100, but I'm not sure if this is appropriate on this forum.
Star
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#44434 - 07/21/03 12:50 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Your really not sure?
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#44435 - 07/21/03 01:43 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Neil Bennett Offline
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Registered: 07/14/03
Posts: 27
Loc: Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
Hey You Guys!

I'm having a ball "listening" to all the opinions flying about here! My sad position in S.A. is that I have not even seen the KN7000 or the newer KN2400/2600 models , but I don't think I would ever trade my KN6500 for the KN2600, simply for the sake of getting the SD facility! It does sound like a downgrade. Unless there are other attractive new features which the KN6500 doesn't have?

Keep up the lively discussions, all!

Regards

Neil Bennett

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#44436 - 07/21/03 08:21 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkeeper:
Larry,
I would like to ask you what you think of the live Piano and sweet violin on the PSR2100, but I'm not sure if this is appropriate on this forum.
Star


Star,
I haven't received the new PSR 2100 yet. I hope to received it in another week or so. I will let you know how those two voices are. I certainly won't pull any punches if they don't sound the way I think they should.
Larry W.

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#44437 - 07/21/03 09:11 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Folks, come one come all and welcome to the PSR corner of the Technics forum. Larry has found his Star and lets all tune in for the next saga of the live and sweet voices. A couple of weeks? Lets hope they are still alive and haven't turned sour. Stay tuned!

Grandpa Doug
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#44438 - 07/22/03 07:55 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
J. Larry Offline
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Registered: 12/14/99
Posts: 521
Loc: University, MS 38677 USA
To John C. and Starkeeper who inquired about my "trade down" from a 6500 to the 2600----I'm not sure what to say. I'd had the 6500 for two years and was ready for something new. The 7000 was too pricey. After auditioning the 2600, I decided to make the plunge and not look back. So far, no regrets. The 2600 presents many new styles, much of which are contemporary. Even tho' it has the jazz, big band, latin styles etc.,it seems pitched toward much of the current musical market. Since I create backing tracks for others and myself, that's partially why I went for it. The various sounds (woodwinds, brass, pianos, etc.) sound a little harsh or brittle compared to the 6500. However, that may stem from the reverb and other effects used. Others might hold different opinions on this. The rhythm section is really tight and sounds more musical than previous KN boards. The bass line tracks better than any board I've had. And remember, the 2600 will play the styles from the 7000 via the SD card, altho' I've not tried that. The keys have a more plastic feel compared to the 6500. The screen is smaller, non-color, but easy to view. Many of the functions seem the same. I've not cracked the manual as yet and have had no problems with it. By the way, I'm a recent convert to the PSR family and just sold the 2000. The 2100 is scheduled to arrive this week. It should be fun to explore the best of both boards.

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#44439 - 07/22/03 10:09 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
bruno123 Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by J. Larry:
[B]To John C. about my "trade down" from a 6500 to the 2600

Larry, there is only one important thing---
ARE WE HAVING FUN.

Enjoy your new keyboard, John C.

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#44440 - 07/22/03 10:30 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
larry gosmeyer Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 394
Loc: La Verne, CA USA
Hi all,

Just thought I would say hi and include my name among all the other Larry's.

Larry Gosmeyer

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#44441 - 07/22/03 11:03 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Starkeeper Offline
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Loc: Toronto
Ok Douglas, I got the message.
Larry, please post your review in the General Arranger Forum. It IS inappropriate to post Yamaha PSR reviews on the Technics forum.
Starkeeper
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#44442 - 07/22/03 11:40 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Thanks.

Grandpa Doug
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#44443 - 07/22/03 01:19 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
I will gladly post on the General Arranger Forum. That's no problem. Being new to this Forum thing, I see that Grampa Doug trys to keep things in order. That is very good, as things can get out of hand regarding the proper place to post. Thanks Doug, I appreciate it.


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#44444 - 07/22/03 04:58 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
Your welcome Larry.

Grandpa Doug
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#44445 - 07/22/03 07:33 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
lahawk Offline
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Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
JEEZ...We start listening to Doug, and we're in trouble....Ruthie agrees.

Larry H.
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#44446 - 07/23/03 06:17 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Solution! Donít listen, Ruthie donít.

Grandpa Doug
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#44447 - 07/23/03 09:08 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
Larry H.,
One of these days I'll stop by and see you, then you can tell me all about Grandpa Doug.
I thought he was an alright guy but by your postings, you have me wondering. Does anyone
else pick on him?
Larry W.

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#44448 - 07/23/03 11:04 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Douglas Dean Offline
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Registered: 04/15/02
Posts: 554
Loc: Prospect Heights IL USA
YES! Ruthie.

Grandpa Doug
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#44449 - 07/23/03 09:24 PM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
lahawk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2212
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
I am..no.. was.. secretly working for Ruthie, but now it's over ..my cover is blown, and the secret is out. She will have to hire another Agent to keep tabs on Doug...besides the pay was bad.
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#44450 - 07/24/03 05:46 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Larry Warner Offline
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Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Topton, PA USA
I finally received a reply from Technics Musical Instruments. The suggested retail price of the SXKN-2600 is $2099.00.
They also sent a list of 16 dealers in the State of Pennsylvania. Anywheres from a one hour drive to a four hour drive away. Mostly at least 2 hours. Double that time for a round trip. Thought it would be nice to let you know that I finally did hear.
Larry W.

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#44451 - 08/12/03 10:12 AM Re: Cost of new KN-2600
Starkeeper Offline
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Registered: 09/16/02
Posts: 1704
Loc: Toronto
I just received an email from Technics re. a dealer in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Hey, better late then never. For those that are interested:
New Conservatory of Music
4466 Sheppard Avenure E.
Scarborough, ON
M1S 1V2
Phone: 416-292-5959

Ensemble Music
51 Beverely Hills Drive
North York, Ontario
M3L 1A2
Phone: 416-247-2910

Hope they have a KN2600 for demo.
Once I demo it, will share my experience.
Starkeeper
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