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Genos - General / Re: Balanced ver unbalanced wires for genos speakers
« Last post by MarkF_48 on Today at 01:56:12 AM »
The I believe the Genos and most keyboards have unbalanced outputs, so using a balanced cable will be of no advantage, even though many monitors they are connected to have balanced inputs available. The only keyboard I'm aware of having balanced outputs available is one of the Kurzweil models.
Genos - General / Re: Price GENOS?????
« Last post by rbackes on Today at 12:48:47 AM »
I got my Genos at the beginning of January for quite a good price of ~4200,- . Today the same dealer sells the Genos for ~3800,- on his website without negotiations.
But I'm not sad - I play my keyboard now since 3 1/2 month with great fun and enjoying it everytime I sit down to play.

When you buy electronics (Audio, Video, Computers and electronic musical instruments) the price always drops or you get more for the same price. So it will allways be cheaper (or better) if you wait. But if you really want something, you have to go and buy it - for the price it has at that given moment.
If you want to be one of the 'early adopters', you nearly pay the list price, that's absolutely normal. That is the point in time where the demand is higher than the supply (hope I use the right word). Later when there are enough units available and the dealers are eager to sell, they begin to drop the price. That's simple economics.
With the internet these wheels turn much faster, as there are more dealers reachable for a customer.

As I bought my Genos, I was absolutely clear about what will happen with the price. But I decided to buy one in January. Point.

BTW: I expect that the price will stabilize around 3500,- (in Germany) in a few months. In other countries of the EU a bit + or - (because of VAT).

Genos - General / Balanced ver unbalanced wires for genos speakers
« Last post by mrkim on Today at 12:17:18 AM »
balanced ver unbalanced wires for genos speakers pro & cons what do you think Kim
Up date I just bought JBL LSR308s  for my genos just love them and b&h had them for 149 each . They are just for my own enjoyment at home . the adds are right i am hearing things that i never herd before  and you can set back father from them and still sound good  my room 12x30. thanks for all the help and info Kim
Hi Everybody,

as has been correctly pointed out plastic tends to get brittle with age. the most durable "plastic" was the first one invented back in 1905, Bakelite,  polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, in case you prefer the chemical name.  :) YAMAHA'S  manufacturing experience is unique.  A friend of mine had a YAMAHA electronic organ in the early nineteen sixties  with what else, plastic keys.
The keys on my PSR 5700 manufactured in 1992 show signs of wear but no deterioration in the material. The keys on my Genos are actually those  from my Tyros 1.  I weighted them with lead inserts when buying my Tyros 1 in 2003 and have always transferred them to the next model.  They are 15 years old and have served me on Tyros 1, Tyros 3 and Tyros 5 and now  in Genos.
YAMAHA got the keys right at the very beginning of the Tyros series and they are still the same on Genos, no need to change anything. 
Also the electronics have become very reliable due to advances in  wave soldering and capacitor technology.  None of my YAMAHA keyboards has ever seen a repair shop. 
But software unfortunately is  another story.  Most manufacturers release new products well aware of the fact they have bugs. And Genos is no exception  - already 2 updates and still problems.   Probably my view that modern marketing strategies are indecent is not shared  by all on this forum.


Genos - General / Re: Completely different feel from piano
« Last post by rickbrenner on Yesterday at 11:46:05 PM »
Dick - no worries, no offense taken.  The surprising thing to me is that I never experienced that in going between the Motif and Baldwin.  It's a little bit because Motif in an 88 key weighted key instrument, but mostly because I've been playing the heck out of the Genos far more than I have any keyboard or piano in years.  It's kind of addictive.
Genos - General / Re: Completely different feel from piano
« Last post by Dick Rector on Yesterday at 11:20:17 PM »
Dick there is nothing to laugh about in this post dude.
People are just telling how different is to play on a piano compare to a keyboard and how easilly your fingers can "forget" things without practicing.
Of course you can not play the same dynamics of on a keyboard but soundphase just saying that have n't found yet the best techic as possible for the Genos's keybed. 

On the other hand,I laugh out loud with the negative comments about Lang Lang's playing.
Too much jealousy there, instead of admiration.
Don't tell  someone how he should do something if you cannot do it better yourself...

It was not meant as a negative comment or to criticize. Far from it! I totally agree and have the same experiences over many years. What I was trying to say is that you can't compare playing a grandpiano with playing a keyboard. They are two different instruments.
Pleased to be of help.
Genos Voices & Revo Drums / Phantawalker - 3 Pianos
« Last post by rickbrenner on Yesterday at 10:27:57 PM »
Has anyone tried these sampled pianos?  Sounds great on YouTube -  Bosendorfer, Kawai and Steinway.  $25.
  You can easily change the tempo of a custom style by using style creator.

Yea, it works!!!!
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