Kawai K5000, which version to choose?

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Postby paugui » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:06 pm

Thank you all for your info.

I've decided to go for the rack version instead as I found out I have a Korg Z1 Voice Expansion Board, so it would be a real shame to sell it when I would like to get a Z1 (was thinking wether I should think about the EXB-MOSS instead of the Z1, but now it's clear the Z1 is the way to go :D).
Getting a Z1 I wouldn't have enough room for the K5000S.

So now I would like to know what kind of knob box should I use if I can't get it with the macro control box from Kawai?

Also, what would be a fair price for a K5000R?

Thanks in advance

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Postby vcs3 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:27 pm

paugui wrote:Thank you all for your info.
[...] what would be a fair price for a K5000R?


350€ to 450€ w/ controller box.
I pay for mine 451€ with controller box, boxed, MIDI cables, manuals everything in
mint condition.

Also check the book: Wizoo Guide Kawai K5000 K5000S

It's very rare mine came from Australia.

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Postby sergiommms » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:25 pm

minime123 wrote:hmm. thanks for the correction. the S and R have pcm waves as well. so im guessing the W just has more then? when i bought my first k5000 (shortly after it came out), i intentionally avoided the W. maybe it was because i just didnt need additional PCMs then? i dont know, i thought there was more to it... or maybe it was just that i didnt want another keyboard taking up space and the rack didnt offer the additional features of the W...

Maybe you didn´t want to loose the arpeggiator, which the W is missing, as opposed to the S and R versions?
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