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New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« on: December 18, 2019, 11:58:51 PM »
When was the Yamaha PSR I400 launched ! I cannot remember. The cabinet exactly looks like the replica of E 4xx series keyboards.. Looking forward to find its authenticity in the market amongst existing I500.
Anupam
Owning : Roland XPS-30, Casio SA-21
Previously : Yamaha PSR-E453
 
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Re: New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 12:26:31 AM »
Okay, I noted down these differences from Yamaha India website
I400: A stripped down I500, comparison;
Little thicker body
Blue LCD reintroduced
200gms heavier
Polyphony cut down to 32 notes
764 (225 Panel Voices + 27 Drum/SFX Kits + 46 Arpeggio Voices + 466 XGlite Voices) [Less than I500]
Indian Voice x 30, Sweet! Voice x 5, Cool! Voice x 3 [Less than I500]
Reverb and chorus types less than I500
Ultra Wide stereo reintroduced
DSP removed
Melody suppressor removed
2 new arpeggio patterns
64 lesser styles than I500
Music database reintroduced
User styles limited to 5
55 more preset songs
10 lesser riyaz patterns
No USB audio feature
Aux input removed
Internal memory cut short to 1.54MB
Speaker output only 2.5+2.5 W
Audio recording feature removed
2x power consumption while connected to AC adapter..
Anupam
Owning : Roland XPS-30, Casio SA-21
Previously : Yamaha PSR-E453
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 02:20:46 AM »
The PSR-I400 looks like an updated version of the PSR-I455, in that it has the same polyphony, lack of DSP effects, and the same layout of the panel controls, similar to the layout of the PSR-E443's panel controls.

The PSR-I500 looks more like a localized Indian version of the PSR-E463, in that it has the same (slightly) expanded polyphony, addition of DSP effects, and the newer layout of the panel controls that first appeared on the PSR-E453.
Michael Rideout
Current keyboards: Yamaha YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443, PSR-EW400, MX49 BK
Current controllers: M-Audio Axiom 61-II
Previous keyboards: Farfisa Matador 611; Casio CTK-710
 

Offline SciNote

Re: New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 03:55:25 AM »
Those specs also make it look very similar to the PSR-E433 -- Especially with the re-introduction of Ultrawide Stereo and the re-addition of more built-in songs, the removal of AUX-IN and anything that appears related to hooking up an external audio source (a key difference between the E433 and E443), and the built-in memory of 1.54MB, which is identical to the E433.

I wonder if they brought back the E433's keybed?  AnupamEnosh, if you get your hands on one of these buggers, let us know!
Bob
Yamaha PSR-E433
Yamaha PSR-520
 

Re: New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2019, 04:38:03 AM »
Sir Bob,
It is very unlikely that yamaha will re-introduce such keys in that price segment. This year I got the chance to visit a lot of stores where both I455 and I500 were available, brand new piece. And keys were exact similar, no difference. So I don't think I400 will bring some new changes as it already looks like a tuned down version of I500, or the successor to I425. Still I would try it out in stores, though I believe it won't be coming to my city before second quarter of 2020..
Sir Michael,
I believe, with this introduction Yamaha is re enforcing localised keyboards in Indian market, and might cut short, or stop the sale of global models like E463, EW410. After I400, the EW4xx or its successor might won't be seen in India, as its demand is already very meagre.
One important thing to note, the price difference between these two keyboards (I400 and I500) is of approx 70$, so already Yamaha has launched similar keyboards in a similar price bracket.
Anupam
Owning : Roland XPS-30, Casio SA-21
Previously : Yamaha PSR-E453
 

Re: New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2019, 04:48:08 AM »
Yamaha had never launched E443 and EW400, in India.. at that time, I425 & I455 were selling like pancakes.. same period will be repeated I assume.. the unusual Ash White livery of I455 and I425, with model branding on the front, attracted many.. although these newer dark cabinets look elegant, people still love I455..
Anupam
Owning : Roland XPS-30, Casio SA-21
Previously : Yamaha PSR-E453
 

Re: New Yamaha localised Keyboard ?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 04:16:45 PM »
Introductory price of I400 is 18k INR, or 250$ approx
Anupam
Owning : Roland XPS-30, Casio SA-21
Previously : Yamaha PSR-E453