Yamaha PSS-560
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Yamaha PSS-560

PSS-560, Keyboard Arranger from Yamaha in the PortaSound series.

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Jim Ladine 03/12/2013

Yamaha PSS-560 : Jim Ladine's user review

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Arranger keyboard 49 keys
2 HP 4 "1.3 Watt each in 6 Ohms

Volume-General
-Volume for automatic bass and chord
Volume-rate
Adjusting the pitch-
Setting the tempo-
-4 Battery type selector
-12 Rhythms
Mode-fill in
Mode-synchronization beatbox
-6 Selectors type synthesizer
-3 Selectors type low
-21 Sounds / instruments
Effects-vibrato / duo / sustain / stereo

2 outputs mono jack for external speaker
1 headphone mini jack output

AC or 6 C batteries 1.5 V
Dimensions: 652 x 281.5 x 91mm (l / w / h)
Weight: 3.2 kg (without batteries)

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration, all settings have their own button / fader, not mistaking.
The manual is very clear, only 23 pages and is more than enough (it can even make you smile when you know he's older than me, and it shows!). All entirely in French.

OVERALL OPINION

I have always used (it belonged to my father)
I tried several other models, all from the current generation (between 2006 and 2011), many of Yamaha.

+:
* Quality Yamaha
* ONE of the typical 80's that you can not find the current keyboards.
* Large very same ease of use
* Box has rhythm and bass accompaniment integrated

-:
* 21 sounds only against more than 100 current keyboards
* No MIDI output, USB even less (but made in 1983, could not provide a USB port ...)
* No function recorder

It must be very clear, this keyboard is designed for beginner use OR seeking the sounds of the time (Goldman, Van Halen, Michael Jackson ...)
There is nevertheless a very good view great keyboard (30 years now, as mine works on his first day! And yes, I was not born to his first day, but the electronics are yet perfect).

I highly recommend it to fans of the 80's or those looking for a high quality keyboard to start at a reasonable price.