Originally posted by cgiles:
1) Both the Tyros2 and the PA800 (by virtue of it's similarity to it's predecessor) are pretty "dated" keyboards in terms or reviews (and demos).
I had decided not to post in this thread, but to call the Pa800 "dated" has nothing to do with reality. The Pa800 has the same sound engine as the brand new Korg M3 workstation. In comparison to the Pa1X this gives the following improvements:
1) 120 voice polyhony instead of 62
2) 16 oscillators pr. voice instead of 4
3) Equalizer on each track
4) New advanced effects algorithms
5) Bigger sample ROM with 150 new multisamples
6) The sample RAM has been doubled to 64 mb
In addition the Pa800 can connect to USB2 hard drives and flash drives - on the Pa1X you still have to use the floppy drive to exchange data!
Soon we will able to expand the Pa800 with a MP3 board that can playback two MP3 files at the same time with crossfading, pitch and tempo control! I don't know about any other current arranger keyboard that can do this (the Ketron Audya will do this too, but it won't be available until early next year).
And don't forget that the Pa800 weights only half as much as the Pa1X.
Sorry, but couldn't resist
[This message has been edited by TommyF (edited 04-17-2007).]