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#490430 - 02/27/20 10:36 AM KN7000
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Edited by Dnj (03/03/20 07:04 AM)
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#490453 - 02/27/20 01:53 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Dnj]
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What was the real reason why they stopped producing keyboards with such a huge fan base?
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#490454 - 02/27/20 01:57 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Dnj]
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Panasonic was the parent company. The arrangers were an extremely small drop in their bucket. I was told it was making as much profit as other areas of the company.
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#490455 - 02/27/20 02:11 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: DonM]
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Interesting Don... So many were devestated when tbey closed shop. Sad.
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#490461 - 02/27/20 03:03 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Dnj]
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Originally Posted By Dnj
Interesting Don... So many were devestated when tbey closed shop. Sad.


++ 1 ... If they were still in business, I would still be playing one, and would probably be the only AKB player to only play one brand of KB ...
Oh, wait, I forgot about Fran ...

Originally Posted By DonM
Panasonic was the parent company. The arrangers were an extremely small drop in their bucket. I was told it was making as much profit as other areas of the company.


I may be mistaken, but I think there was a change in corporate leadership who wanted nothing to do with AKBs - regardless of the fact they were a profit center ...
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#490462 - 02/27/20 03:27 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Dnj]
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Those were the days my friend.............. we thought they would never end........... but sadly....... they did.
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#490466 - 02/27/20 03:56 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Dnj]
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I read that the arrangers were the pride and joy of old president,and when he died or retired,Panasonic took over and pulled the plug. I didn't know it was that profitable,but it certainly wasn't for Panasonic.GRRRRRR
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#490472 - 02/27/20 04:49 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Bernie9]
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More companies...
More arrangers....
= lower prices all around
with more competition..
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#490479 - 02/27/20 07:14 PM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: Bernie9]
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Originally Posted By Bernie9
I read that the arrangers were the pride and joy of old president,and when he died or retired,Panasonic took over and pulled the plug. I didn't know it was that profitable,but it certainly wasn't for Panasonic.GRRRRRR


Hi Bernie,
that was my understanding also.
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#490487 - 02/28/20 01:22 AM Re: Throwback Thursday.... KN7000 [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By DonM
Panasonic was the parent company. ...


If I'm not totally wrong, it was Matsushita that was the parent company for both Panasonic and Technics back then?
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