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Offline Rolf Lindell

Is this a good idea
« on: April 05, 2016, 02:23:12 AM »
I am a happy owner of a PSR 9000. It's in perfect working order. However I would like to have more styles. I am not a professional player. Only play for fun.
I now have a chance to buy a 5 months old Psr S-670. The cost is 500 euro. I really would like a PSR S770 but since I am on a tight budget 900 euro is to much.

I have a bid of 350 Eur on my old PSR 9000. Should I go on?
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Offline Melvin

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Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 04:04:02 AM »
Hi Rolf,

If a bid is high enough is strictly personal in my opinion.
You have to consider what the 9000 is worth to you.

I personally think a bid of 350 EUR for a 1999 keyboard is very fair, depending on the shape it's in.
Here in Holland a new PSR S-670's retail price is about EUR 639, so 500 for a 5 month old S-670 is also fair i believe.

Regards,

Melvin.
 

Offline Graham UK

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 05:00:29 AM »
The PSR9000 although now old was well made with a nice key bed better than some of the  lower priced newerPSR's .
Myself would wait until you can afford a higher model.

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Offline Ray Eyden

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 09:44:24 AM »
Hi Rolf

I know what you mean about the styles but virtually all SF1 styles will play on the PSR9000 and SF2 can mostly be adapted.
I now have a Tyros4 but I still miss my PSR9000 and really regret selling it.
If you can possibly afford it I would hold on to the 9k until you have played the Psr S-670 for a while.
Then if you are happy to let the 9k go you should get at least 350 euros for it anyway as that is not a great offer to my mind.
If the Psr S-670 does not make you happy you could sell that instead or possibly sell them both and look for something higher?
The Tyros 2 is a great machine for the money now.
All the Best
Ray

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Offline Rolf Lindell

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 04:17:28 AM »
Thanks for all comment. The price is fair, this I can understand. My question was quit simple. Is the PSR S670 (16 years younger) superior over the PSR 9000. In my ears the 670 sounds great.
My only concern is the Choir. My old 9K had several Choir sounds >(quite good infact. I cant find the same thing on the PSR 670. I only tested it for 30 minutes.

I am a bit confused. In the manual to PSR 670 they are refering to "Music Finder" availible at http://download.yamaha.com. I have tried several times without luck. It supposed to be a mfd file.
Just load in to a usb-stick. Anyone got it?
« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 05:19:25 AM by Rolf Lindell »
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Offline Melvin

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Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 04:55:10 AM »
Hey Rolf,

I can't recall you've asked anything about the S670 being superior over the 9000.
It's quite simple then, you want more styles..... the S670 has al lot of great sounding styles, there's your answer.

The rest is all personal, not everybody here ownes/has owned a 9000, so one cannot compare.
You want Choirs, and the ones in the S670 don't work for you?, ....
Maybe keep the 9000, and wait a little longer so you can buy like the 770 or 970, then part from your 9000?

IMHO every board in he 50 and 70 line, sounds fantastic, and if i don't like a sound, i tweak it a little.

Regards,
« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 05:02:57 AM by Melvin »
 

Offline Gunnar Jonny

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 05:56:06 AM »
I am a happy owner of a PSR 9000. It's in perfect working order. However I would like to have more styles...

Hi Rolf.
If you're happy with the PSR9k, and it's "only" more styles you want to add, would i.e. factory styles from another Yamaha model of younger age be for any help?
Guess you've alredy downloaded these: http://www.psrtutorial.com/sty/yamaha/psr-9000.html
There are probably a lot more to find that might be suitable as well.

Cheers & Happy Playing.  :)
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Offline EileenL

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 07:07:04 AM »
Yes you can Load the Music Finder update to a USB stick but you will only see these when you load it into the keyboard. These are only suggestions of songs to play and use onboard styles and sounds.

Offline Rolf Lindell

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 12:50:52 AM »
I did buy the PSR S670. I will hold on to the PSR 9000 a Little time. The PSR 670 is much nicer to move around. Not at all so Heavy. There is difference between the keybeds.Overall it has a nice sound. The manual could have been a Little better. The PSR 9000 had a better manual. The styles sounds much more up to date. I played for a couple of hours yesterday and have still have a lot to take in. Not so easy to find the right style for a song. It takes a lot of pushing different buttons. Maybe there is a quicker way to move around. Time will tell.
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Offline Melvin

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Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 04:35:24 AM »
Congratulations on your new board , Rolf.

I hope you'll have a lot of fun with it.

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Offline shadowhankron

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 07:20:13 AM »
Rolf....Enjoy your New Keyboard,,,,,try looking into the Music Finder ( Page 78 in Manual ) to help with suitable style for a Song or Tune.


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Offline tyrosaurus

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2016, 08:13:20 AM »
In addition to the Music Finder suggested by Ronnie, don't forget about the 'Style Recommender' function which if you can play a couple of bars of rhythm for the song, will produce a list of matching preset styles.  You can read about it on page 52 of the 'PSR-S670 Owner's Manual'.


Regards

Ian
 

Offline John Plumridge

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2016, 08:50:48 AM »
Hi Rolf,

Heidrun Dolde is part of Soundwonderland         http://soundwonderland.de/page/start.php

She is a superb musician and ambassador for Yamaha keyboards. She is also so helpful to the keyboard community.

She has posted many styles including her old 9000 styles .        I suggest you have a look & download
 http://heidruns-musikerseiten.de/downloads/meine-styles/psr-9000-styles

Enjoy your keyboards

John
« Last Edit: April 07, 2016, 08:52:23 AM by John Plumridge »
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Offline Rolf Lindell

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2016, 01:52:02 AM »
I have tried Music Finder.Yamaha no longer support this? My old PSR 9000 had a Music database preloaded. This old keyboard had more example than the new PSR670.
Music Finder works after you had been on the internet and downloaded something. ( I dont really know what to download)

My question is,. Yamaha user who already downloaded to Music finder, can they share this download among them selves?
« Last Edit: April 08, 2016, 02:14:18 AM by Rolf Lindell »
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Offline MBedesem

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2016, 04:55:32 AM »
Here is the S670 music finder. 800+ entries

Regards,

Michael
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Offline Rolf Lindell

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2016, 11:52:38 PM »
Thank you for the download of Music finder. I dont have my computer connected to internet. Can I put the downloaded file on a USB stick and use it that way or am I supposed to do it in a anoter way. The keyboard is new to me so I am a bit careful. Could it be so that if I manage to connect the keyboard to internet Music Finder will start working even thow Yamaha no longer support this?
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Offline MBedesem

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2016, 04:52:07 AM »
Rolf:

See the attached from page 63 of the Reference Manual.

Regards,

Michael

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Offline Jeff Hollande

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2016, 05:18:25 AM »
Congratulations with your new baby !

Maybe you could sell your 9000, give the 670 back to the dealer and buy you a S770.

Jeff
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Offline Rolf Lindell

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2016, 03:59:38 AM »
Of course a S770 is even better. But since my economy don't agree I have to be satisfied whit my S670 (and it is a really great keyboard for me).
I would be even more happy if the screen had been a Little bigger
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Offline marius9

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 02:07:10 AM »
Does anyone have the .mfd file for Yamaha PSR S670, with the corrected names?
 

Offline tyrosaurus

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 05:30:11 AM »
Does anyone have the .mfd file for Yamaha PSR S670, with the corrected names?

The 'full' MFD for the S670 from the Yamaha website contains 849 records and the song names are correct.   

Here is a link to the relevant file on the UK site...

https://uk.yamaha.com/en/support/updates/64974_EN.html


Regards

Ian
 

Offline marius9

Re: Is this a good idea
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2017, 02:25:02 AM »
Thank you very much Ian!