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Offline ton37

Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« on: September 02, 2019, 09:03:22 PM »
Any idea why Yamaha has named the new psr SX900 / SX700? Is his successor than named SX1000 / SX800 ??? With such a new concept I would have chosen a new name for this model. After the Tyros, Yamaha also came up with a new name ... the Genos.
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Offline EileenL

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2019, 11:26:47 PM »
The mid range keyboards always seem to have numbers and not Names. Its is just the way Yamaha prefer to do it.

Offline Joe H

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 05:12:35 AM »
There is some convention to Yamaha names.  There was the Motif, then Motif ES, then Motif XS, then Motif XF, then MOX, then MOXF, then MX.

the "x" probably stands for "Expanded"

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Offline jtrue

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 01:07:51 PM »
As Joe H says, maybe the added X is intended to indicate an eXpanded set of features, or that the board is loaded with eXtras, or that it's just seXy, but the main benefit of the naming convention is that Yamaha can now re-use the 900, 910, 950, 970, 975 and 700, 710, 750, 770 and 775 series.  That solves their mid-range naming challenge for the next dozen years or more with little effort while maintaining a historical connection to a group of now "Classic" models.

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Offline ton37

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 01:48:50 PM »
Thanks, sound logical. Something confusing for the consumer; if in future you whish to buy a second hand PSR you have to pay attention for the 'X' : S900-SX900, S970 - SX970, S975-SX975 (if Yamaha continues that sequence of numbers). We will see ...
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Ton
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Offline jerryghr

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 02:35:03 PM »
There is some convention to Yamaha names.  There was the Motif, then Motif ES, then Motif XS, then Motif XF, then MOX, then MOXF, then MX.

the "x" probably stands for "Expanded"

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Offline vbdx66

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 02:57:20 PM »
SX for soooo expensive  :P
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Offline DonM

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 03:30:29 PM »
I think arranger keyboards in general are among the biggest bargains being sold today!
In past years, to do a one-man show, you had to buy a keyboard or maybe two, or an organ or guitar, a mixer, an effects unit, a vocal processor/harmonizer, a drum machine, a compressor/limiter, an e.q. module, and a BIG van to haul everything in.  Now it's all available in a small package with most everything included that a person would need.
I used to pay up to $20,000 for an organ that wouldn't do a tenth of what a middle of the line arranger does today!

Offline vbdx66

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 03:50:30 PM »
@Don:

Just joking because of the SX acronym  8)

These arrangers are indeed very good value for money. I canít wait to see/hear the first serious demos.

Regards,

Vinciane
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Now: DGX 650, Casio CT-X800.
 

Offline DonM

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 04:36:30 PM »
@Don:

Just joking because of the SX acronym  8)

These arrangers are indeed very good value for money. I canít wait to see/hear the first serious demos.

Regards,

Vinciane
I knew that's what you meant, but it got me to thinking, and that's a dangerous thing at my age!  :)

Offline andyg

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 05:25:46 PM »
It's been a standing joke in the electronic music industry that if you wanted to make a product sound more 'sexy', then you used the letter X in its model number! Off the top of my head I can go back over 50 years with an example. Hammond X-66 organ, launched in 1967. Engineering designation was X-66 when the project started in the early 1960s. Hammond held a competition in 'Hammond Times' magazine, asking readers to give the new organ a name, rather than a number, as all other Hammonds had. The winner got the organ as a prize, but Hammond never used the winning name, keeping X-66 instead for the reason given above! Hammond still use X today!

Other examples. Viscount X series, Kawai DX and X series.... the list goes on.


So the X is no surprise to me! Of course it's been used for 'extended' and 'expanded' as well as "xcellence" (that was Kawai!).

Z is another 'sexy' letter and of course if you wanted the ultimate, you had X and Z with some racy sounding numbers, so it sounded more like a jet fighter! ZX1000, for example!  :D
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Offline Enildo

Re: Any idea why Yamaha named his new line .. SX900/SX700?
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 06:42:57 PM »
I think arranger keyboards in general are among the biggest bargains being sold today!
In past years, to do a one-man show, you had to buy a keyboard or maybe two, or an organ or guitar, a mixer, an effects unit, a vocal processor/harmonizer, a drum machine, a compressor/limiter, an e.q. module, and a BIG van to haul everything in.  Now it's all available in a small package with most everything included that a person would need.
I used to pay up to $20,000 for an organ that wouldn't do a tenth of what a middle of the line arranger does today!

I agree with you Don!
I retired several of my equipment (Equalizer, Compressor, Effect, CD Player, Amplifier ...).
I'm not even taking the mixer anymore, since I use the microphone directly on the keyboard.
This advance is also due to the quality, weight and size of the active boxes (Bose, RCF, JBL, etc.) that greatly facilitated the life of the musician.

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