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Title: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: windywoo on May 10, 2020, 05:09:40 PM
i dont know if this is the right place to post this but here goes
im looking for a psr s970
but iv just been offered a tyros 2 for a stupidly low price
im just a beginner on keyboards and  can only play one finger chords etc
im not into all this recording and arrainging
so what i want to ask is ..instead of buying the 750
would i be able to load into the tyros 2 all the styles im come across a lot are for the s950
would they work?
any help would be appreciated
thanks :)
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: Simone1972 on May 10, 2020, 05:40:15 PM
My honest advice is to go for the tyros. The professional keybed quality is  the main reason for a beginner.
Regards
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: panos on May 10, 2020, 05:54:04 PM
Hi windywoo,
Tyros 2 is using an SFF1 (old format) styles.
Psr s970 is using an SFF2 (newer format) styles.
Newer styles can be converted to the old format but many voices of the style parts won't work and need to be replaced or deleted (no matter what voice you will choose a style part will not sound good so you just delete it).

This job was made here by people for the Tyros 2 users:
https://psrtutorial.com/sty/yamaha/Tyros2/tyros_2.html (https://psrtutorial.com/sty/yamaha/Tyros2/tyros_2.html)

You have to be careful that the Tyros 2 is still working good.
The good thing is that keyboards, as all electronics, used to be more expensive 15 years ago so the quality of the materials was better.
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: overover on May 10, 2020, 05:56:22 PM
Hi windywoo,

on Tyros2 you can only use the OLD Style File Format "SFF" (also called "SFF1").

The NEW Style File Format "SFF GE" (also called "SFF2") was introduced with Tyros3 and PSR-S910.


All Preset styles from current keyboards and most styles from third-party manufacturers are in the SFF2 format, i.e. they cannot be played on T2. :(

There is a software program to convert SFF2 styles to SFF1, but after that you have to make various manual changes to the style in most cases.


The Tyros2 definitely has a much better keyboard than PSR-S models, and the T2 is still a very good instrument. But as mentioned, it is not compatible with the current Style File Format.

In addition, the T2 came onto the market in 2005, so it can now be up to 15 years old. As a result, the risk of a larger defect occurring is greater than with "younger" instruments. And it can therefore quickly lead to "total economic damage" if a hardware defect occurs.


Edit:
ooops, panos was quicker ... ;)


Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: windywoo on May 11, 2020, 08:38:43 AM
hi guys
thanks for all the info
glad i didn't buy it :)
I'm no looking at a Tyros 3
there is one on the sales sites for 950
is that a good price ,as i cant find a lot to compare price with
sorry for all the questions ,but I'm such a newbee i haven't a clue Lol
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: EileenL on May 11, 2020, 01:08:54 PM
Tyros 3 is still a very good keyboard but I think 950 is a little on the high side. I would be thinking around 800.
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: windywoo on May 11, 2020, 01:54:22 PM
thank you i have bartered him down to that
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: Toril S on May 11, 2020, 07:21:05 PM
Good!
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: voodoo on May 18, 2020, 11:24:38 AM
Hi,

my opinion is, that the S970 is a very modern keyboard. I used it for some year, and I like it very much.

The only disadvantage is the keybed. But as I said: it worked for me several years.

Uli
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: Graham UK on May 18, 2020, 11:33:48 AM
windywoo. I had T2 for 12 years...like T3 both great keyboards.
Tyros models have a good quality KEYBED which makes a better playing experience.
Title: Re: Tyros 2 vs PSR S970
Post by: dlbeaty on May 24, 2020, 05:39:39 PM
Hi,

my opinion is, that the S970 is a very modern keyboard. I used it for some year, and I like it very much.

The only disadvantage is the keybed. But as I said: it worked for me several years.

Uli

What are the disadvantages of the s970 keybed? Are earlier or later PSR series much better?

Dan