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MGR/Andreas Schroeder aka the Barkeyper 05/20/2002

Kurzweil K2500X : MGR/Andreas Schroeder aka the Barkeyper's user review

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I bought this baby second hand for *price converted from German Marks* about $1500. My main motivation in buying it was that I needed a synth with 88 keys and the good reviews I had read about it before. I also heard the 2500 rack in a band I play with.

Give me an S - S
Give me an O - O
Give me an U - U
Give me an N - N
Give me an D - D

What`s that spell? SOUND!!!!!

The K 2500 is the most amazing synth I`ve ever played, the flexibility and the pure power of the synth can make about 99% of all other synths obsolete. With my K being nearly maxed out memory wise and having all three expansion boards installed there are literally no limits to the sounds you can create. It loads samples in Akai format too, so that you won`t run out of sounds no matter what.

also, the action of the keyboard is very good, a little heavier than most weighted synths, definitely feels very piano-like


Err, did I say it feels piano-like? It also WEIGHS according to that. The K2500 X is so damn heavy that you can`t possibly carry it around on your own...at least you`re not gonna want to.

Although once you get used to how menus and soft-buttons work it`s a breeze to use I think in future updates the display could be a bit bigger.

Other than that I couldn`t ask for much more in a synth than my K offers me

The Kurzweil is built like a tank. This ain`t no kiddy toy, its rugged housing takes the stress of "being on theroad" like there ain`t any. The quality as I mentioned above is absolutely superior, be it the sounds or the action of the keys, I have not played a better synth to date and it`s not like I didn`t try

The Kurzweil is not a synth to begin with, its multitude of possibilities and controls will surely overwhelm and maybe even scare the synthesizer-neophyte. But once one has overcome the c*sio-level (no offense ever!!!) and want to play with the big boys, the Kurzweil is the way to go.

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