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#49393 - 12/29/03 11:16 AM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 561
Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by Mark And Michelle:
To GJ,

Hi,

We appreciate your comments. It's going to probably take us that long just to use every facility that the keyboard offers. We're still finding new things each day. However, and this is my thoughts, not Michie's, why when there is such an interest now in home(?)keyboards, thanks mostly to the interenet (i.e. MIDI files, sequences, etc. to download), would Technics decide to ditch the KN series. I think we all understand that they are not cheap to manufacture but there are plenty of people still willing to pay for what is possible the Mercedes-Benz / Jaguar of keyboards. By the way I still class Roland as Rolls-Royce. Surely Technics could carry on production just based on after-sales service. I wonder, has anybody got a figure for the number of KN users world-wide...

Thanks for your comments; well received...

Mark

Piano's that's where the market is today & obviously Technics realise this.
Technics do not compete at the lower end unlike Yamaha/Casio Etc who have big outlets for their lower end keyboards.
It would also seem that Standard Midi Files have also run their course particularly as it now seems that karaoke in wav or MP3 is becoming the in format for wannabee song junkies but that does not mean to say that the floppy will not still have it's uses.
It is generally accepted that Yamaha are the most popular keyboard producers purely by the amount of units that they move.
Technics are known not to be as popular in the USA as in the UK& Europe and even then it is mainly through the older population that they move most of their boxes.
There will soon be a major move by Technics/Panasonic
so it would be as well not to take it with a grain of salt as has been suggested in this thread.

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#49394 - 12/29/03 07:11 PM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
benthepianoboy Offline
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Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 32
Loc: Sacramento Ca
I am a dealer of Technics.


The 7000 is not going to be the last keyboard made by them.... think kn7500...

and then in about 2 years a kn8000.

Sounds like someone is pullin your leg.

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#49395 - 12/29/03 07:13 PM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
benthepianoboy Offline
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Registered: 03/10/03
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Loc: Sacramento Ca
If anything Panasonic will put their name on it and market it as a pro board.

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#49396 - 12/29/03 09:59 PM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
Mark And Michelle Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 83
Loc: Mersea Island, Essex, U K
We had a friend over for a drink last night, a 'TYROS' owner. However his version of the events mentioned seems to make sense.

If a certain, not so nice, dealer was to start this rumour that the KN series is about to be buried, it would obviously make for a very big increase in the value of second-hand KNs. Even Scrooge could work that one out. Our local dealer, quite nice, now sells second-hand 6000s for 999GBp. We wonder what the second-hand price of a 7000 will be in, say, two years time.

Back to basics though, to quote an old saying; 'There's no smoke without fire'.

Michie

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#49397 - 12/30/03 12:21 AM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 561
Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by benthepianoboy:
I am a dealer of Technics.


The 7000 is not going to be the last keyboard made by them.... think kn7500...

and then in about 2 years a kn8000.

Sounds like someone is pullin your leg.



Sorry Ben
You have the wrong scenario

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#49398 - 12/30/03 12:57 AM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Registered: 04/01/01
Posts: 3855
Loc: Norway
Quote:
Originally posted by benthepianoboy:
I am a dealer of Technics.
The 7000 is not going to be the last keyboard made by them.... think kn7500...


Since both Panasonic and Technics are produced
by Matsushita, and the strong rumours are about
that the musicdivision are going to be closed
down, who will produce Panasonic then?

There are going to be a music messe in Frankfurth
as usual this spring (my guess) and also in a few
weeks the NAMM, so maybe we will get more to spin
around by then.
GJ
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#49399 - 12/31/03 12:26 PM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
Posts: 561
Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by BEBOP:
This is a rumor and has never been verified by anyone. Take it with a grain of salt
Bebop

Why would Technics allow their latest keyboard the KN2600 which boxed was 1000 to be sold in several outlets for 299
1. Can't they sell them
2. Are they not any good
3. Are they dumping all their stock
4. WHY
Don't worry we can take it with a grain of salt

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#49400 - 01/06/04 03:06 PM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
fmlk4u Offline
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Registered: 08/23/03
Posts: 190
Loc: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
If the rumours would be true, there is another way to get yourself a "KN7777"

You know how?? Well, get yourself all wave expansion boards and be surprised of the many superb sounds. Have you heard the soprano voice, the B3 Organ sounds, the Cinema effect sounds, great guitar sounds (better than Tyros), etc.

Regarding Styles: We have eachotehr and internet and this forum. And easy composer, and.......

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#49401 - 01/06/04 07:34 PM Re: KN7000 - Last Technics Keyboard ??????
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4470
Loc: NSW,Australia
Quote:
Originally posted by fmlk4u:
If the rumours would be true, there is another way to get yourself a "KN7777"

You know how?? Well, get yourself all wave expansion boards and be surprised of the many superb sounds. Have you heard the soprano voice, the B3 Organ sounds, the Cinema effect sounds, great guitar sounds (better than Tyros), etc.

Regarding Styles: We have eachotehr and internet and this forum. And easy composer, and.......



Hi,
I also started a styles group (haahaa) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kn7000styles/

best wishes
Rikki
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