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#47694 - 07/05/03 08:36 AM Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
BEBOP Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/02/00
Posts: 3767
Loc: San Jose, California
Let us start a new topic that could be of interest to all.
What was your First Technics Instrument and the evolution up to what you are playing now.
I started with the first digital piano Pr ??,then the KN800, (still have it), next came the KN3000, replaced by the KN6000, (now for sale) and the KN7000 will be here next week.
I have and have had a lot of other keyboards too but this post is only for TECHNICS.
Let us hear from you all
Best to all

#47695 - 07/05/03 09:37 AM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
MeBob Offline

Registered: 10/15/02
Posts: 31
Loc: Clermont,Florida,USA
My wife's (The Player) 1st Technics instument was an old used SX-EX35 organ.
It was traded for an SX-EA5 organ, which
was quickly traded for an SX-G100 organ (still have ).
About a year later I convinced her that she should also have a KN-6500 keyboard, which we sold after about a year and purchased a KN-7000.
Wish she were twins so she could play both the G100 and the KN7000 at the same time.

MeBob in Central Florida (The Listener)

#47696 - 07/05/03 10:25 AM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
lahawk Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 06/28/01
Posts: 2198
Loc: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
My first Technics was the KN550, way back when.

Growing up in a house where my Father bought a new organ every 6 months (not much of an exaggeration)I got to play everything from a Hammond B-3 to a Lowery Genie to a (cough) Yamaha. Back then Technics, did not have the reputation it now has today.

I purchaced the KN550 when it first came out in the early 1990's. I kept that, swithched to Yamaha for a few years, then came back to Technics and the 3000, which I still have. Took a Giant leap to the latest and greatest present keyboard, The KN7000.

Since Bebop brought this subject up, I thought I would check to see if by chance that MP3.Com still has me there, and WOW they do! Me and that young looking guy playing 2 songs on the KN550 . Yikes !!! I have got to remove that site soon, it's kinda scary, remember this is 1992 (or close to it) and it's a KN550 folks...I can't believe they keep this stuff.
...Don't say I didn't warn you.

Larry Hawk

" Always Do Whatever's Next "

#47697 - 07/05/03 10:33 AM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
ogre Offline

Registered: 01/18/02
Posts: 242
Loc: UK
As a comparative newcomer to Technics I started with a Kn3000. When the 5000 came along I opted - biggest mistake of my life - for the Yamaha PSR8000. Altho' the sounds were good the styles were dullsville to the extreme and Yamaha's back up of style disks, pathetic. So,The Yamaha was replaced by the Kn6000 - great sounds, great styles. This was updated to 6500 standard, and now happier still with the 7000.


#47698 - 07/05/03 10:49 AM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
Chuck Piper Offline

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 403
Loc: United Kingdom
My first Technics instrument was the KN920. I didn't do much with it because I couldn't play, but I enjoyed tinkering around with it and thought it was a very nice keyboard. Then I upgraded to the KN6000 which I am currently using and began taking lessons. I think the KN6000 is a wonderful keyboard, especially for a beginner. But, I plan to upgrade when the next Technics flagship hits the music store shelves unless I opt for the KN7000 in the meantime.


#47699 - 07/05/03 10:59 AM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
cees Offline

Registered: 09/14/02
Posts: 533
Loc: The Netherlands
In a row I had Technics: AX7, KN800, Kn1000, KN2000, KN3000. Then I thought what am I doing, only sponsoring Technics? So I deceided not to buy the KN4000 , and continued with KN5000, KN6000 and the KN7000.
Wow, this is a tricky post, Bill. Should Technics rely on me buying the KN8000?
The reason I did? I don't smoke or drink (to much) and it keeps me from the street. Seriously: I am following the technique, each time technique etc. evolves. I meant the Technicstechnique, not my playingtechnique
Cees wink
Webmaster of Technics KN7000 Keso-songs, Keso-Café and Keso-Jukebox. You're welcome to visit

#47700 - 07/05/03 12:40 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
FlutteringBy Offline

Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 42
Loc: Northern Canada
I started out with a K450, which basically got me started with portable keyboards.....I then moved onto an AX5, then an Kn1000, which I purchased in '92.....I've been using it until last month, when I purchased a Kn2400....

Needless to say, the change in the boards from the Kn1000 to the Kn2400 is unbelievable, & I am very happy with my new purchase....

Like Cees says, it keeps me off the streets...


#47701 - 07/05/03 12:50 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
Uncle Dave Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10175
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
My only entry was a kn5000. I'm more of a "creationalist" than an evolutionist" !
Everyone, and everything I listen to is my teacher. Every instrument, every voice, every sound in nature ... they are all my private tutor ... 24/7 for free.

#47702 - 07/05/03 01:21 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
dlstarry Offline

Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 670
Loc: MN. U.S.A.
I guess I'm with Uncle Dave on this one, I only had the KN5000
which I still have but don't play very much anymore.
I played the heck out of it for 18 months, then bought the
Yamaha 9000 Pro, & I'm still very happy with it after playing it
for 29 months.
I have played the KN6500, & the KN7000, the KN7000 has great
organ sounds, & the SD card is nice but, I wouldn't trade the
9000 Pro for it. I get along just fine with the old floppy drive,
& Hard drive.
I've played the Roland VA's, Korg PA's, also & they are fine boards
too but nothing to shake me loose from the 9000 Pro. Yet but maybe
the next generation will.
Just goes to show yaw everyone likes something different, I guess that's
why we have so many to choose from.
I love it
Denny Starry
KN5000, 9000 Pro
Enjoying The 9000 Pro

#47703 - 07/05/03 01:46 PM Re: Evolution of YOUR Technics Instruments
larry gosmeyer Offline

Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 394
Loc: La Verne, CA USA
My first Technics was a KN1000. Then on to the KN3000, the KN6000, and just recently the KN7000.

Although the job of sequencing was much more difficult with the 1000 and the 3000, I did a lot of it.

I wasn't until the 6000 introduced the fantastically easy to do sequencing system that I really started to enjoy the job of sequencing itself.

I hope the 7000 will last me for a good while.


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