Life expectancy of a Kaoss Pad KP-1

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Life expectancy of a Kaoss Pad KP-1

Post by ewblank » Wed May 09, 2007 4:36 pm

Hi folks,

Just a quick question for anyone who's owned the original KP-1 Kaoss Pad.

What's the life expectancy of one that's seen semi-regular use? Are there any components that typically fail or break?

I'm debating picking up a used one, but I'll pass on it if I don't think it'll last at least another year of regular use.

Thanks for the help.

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Post by deadgobby » Thu May 10, 2007 8:26 am

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/revi ... s+Pad/10/1
Decide for your self. It look like the pad can c**p out at any time.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu May 10, 2007 9:45 am

The pad/screen is pretty fragile, I've seen a lot of broken ones. I wouldn't buy one, especially second hand, and you can't get them new any more.

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Post by ewblank » Thu May 10, 2007 1:56 pm

thanks for the input guys.

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Post by esqoner » Thu May 10, 2007 3:23 pm

the review above was for the kp2 not the kp1.

kp1= delicate fall apart bleh

i have heard very good things about the kp2.


mine should be waiting for me when i get home from work!!!

it will go perfect with turntables my qy and sp202...and esq-1 once i put another new battery in it.

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Post by pricklyrobot » Thu May 10, 2007 3:37 pm

I bought a KP1 used a few months ago. I've used it pretty regularly and haven't had any problems yet. That said, it certainly doesn't feel very sturdy (feels more like a cheap children's toy than a piece of legitimate musical gear) so I wouldn't count on it lasting forever, especially if you planned on ever taking it outside the house. I'd say if you can get it for a really nice price go for it, otherwise save for something that isn't made out of the most super-discount Chinese plastic.

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Post by ewblank » Thu May 10, 2007 8:46 pm

Hmmm. so this all seems to confirm what I thought - sounds like a risky proposition.

I was wondering since I've seen a lot of them on ebay listed as "not working".

Again thanks for the input.

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