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Offline voodoo

PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:24:43 AM »
Look at this video

  https://youtu.be/u_4D00qRoSs

It seems a Chinese company has released a PSR-SX clone that easily outperforms the PSR-S670 with lots of features of the SX900

  http://www.medeli.com.hk/x10

It has 7” touch screen, three right parts, USB audio (!) and midi, Bluetooth audio and midi (!), and much more, and all this for $800.

Of course it will not sound as good as a PRS-SX. But it shows, which features a low priced keyboard could have.

I think Yamaha is in charge to facelift the outdated PSR-S670 now. ;)

Uli
Yamaha Genos
Yamaha MODX7
Yamaha P-125 Digital Piano
Nord Electro 5D
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 10:49:17 AM »
I don't know if this can be called a "PSR-SX600 clone" when there is no PSR-SX600 in the first place. ;)

But it certainly looks very, very interesting!
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 Enildo

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 11:36:04 AM »
I think yamaha will have to give an answer.

MEDELI AKX10:
* KEYBOARD 61 keys (touch response)
* DISPLAY 7 ”touch screen
* MAX POLYPHONY 256
* VOICE 1100 + 256 GM2 + 512 users
* STYLE 280 + 512 users
* SONG DEMO 3
* MUSIC LIBRARY 90 songs • Album (50 + 512 users)
* 2 x 15 watt AMPLIFIER • 2 x 25 watt
* SPEAKER 2 x 12 cm • 2 x 3 cm
* Touch screen;
* L + R1 + R2 + R3;
* PERFORMANCE MEMORY 8 x 512 banks;
* AUDIO PLAYBACK MP3 • WAV • AAC (Vocal Remove);
* Joystick PITCHBEND Yes MODULATION Yes PITCH ADJUSTMENT Transpose;
* Bluetooth audio;
* Bluetooth MIDI;
* 4 phrase Pads Χ 180 banks INTERACTION & EXPANSION Bluetooth;
* USB-Audio;
* Internal storage (256MB sample expansion)
* EXTERNAL USB DRIVE (128G max);
* 3 vocoder;
* 3 vocal harmony;
* MASTER EQ 5 + 10 users MIXER;
* And more...

Of course it's not a clone of the SX600, because it doesn't even exist I think, but it will fill the vacuum that yamaha left with the absence of the s670's successor. It is a slice of the market that yamaha left waiting and gave no satisfaction.

Enildo
« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 11:37:19 AM by Enildo »
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Offline Enildo

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 11:41:04 AM »
Price seems to be compatible with S670
When word fail, Music speaks!
 

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 12:04:02 PM »
I think yamaha will have to give an answer.

I don't think so, at least not soon and not in form of an PSR-S670 successor. Because some of the Medeli's specs are better than the specs of the PSR-SX900, e. g. polyphony, USB Audio etc.

But, as we all know: Pure specs are not the whole story :)

Early video demo with an prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXApifudRYU
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Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 12:27:07 PM »
some of the Medeli's specs are better than the specs of the PSR-SX900

Which is another reason this isn't a "clone" of a PSR-SX model. :)
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 panos

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 12:30:58 PM »
I have watched also the other video with the keyboardist playing the AKX10
This is how the acoustic guitar sounds on s670 for an example (without birds singing while playing a guitar sound)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3BNd2elrsg

Nice features,beautiful keyboard but how about the sound of it?



« Last Edit: January 12, 2020, 12:32:45 PM by panos »
 

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 12:37:35 PM »
Will Yamaha (song)styles work on this instrument?

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2020, 12:38:21 PM »
At the NAMM in 2019 I had hoped for a successor to the PSR-S670 and was deeply disappointed. Therefore I have no expectations this year  ;)
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2020, 12:42:38 PM »
It's doubtful that Yamaha style files will work with the Medeli brand, but they can probably be converted if you know what style file structure Medeli uses.

As for NAMM, there's only a few more days before we find out what everyone (Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Casio, etc.) is presenting at NAMM. :)
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
 
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Offline pquenin

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2020, 07:57:10 PM »
This Medeli AKX10 is beautiful and sounds good (more like a PSR-E463 than a PSR-Sxxx), but I'm waiting to have more informations about the buid quality. A great instrument can be ruined by a bad keybed (I have experienced this with the Casio MZ-X300). Here in France, the price of the Medeli AKX10 is 730€ and is way more expensive than a PSR-S670 that is 550€. And I'm sure that the S670 sounds better. But if the build quality of the Medeli is good and the price falls to 600€, maybe I will go for it. I still have my PSR-S670 and it's a great instrument, you can do a lot with it, but I can't stand it's look.
Yamaha PSR-S670
 

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 09:00:58 PM »
Regarding to the details in the manual (http://www.mecldata.com/download/manual/AKX10_OM05_EN_190816.pdf), it seems to be not really a strong competition for the PSR-SX models. Featurewise it seems to be more a "modern" alternative to the PSR-S670.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 09:04:20 PM by tomsixtwo »
 

Offline panos

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 09:31:52 PM »
I still have my PSR-S670 and it's a great instrument, you can do a lot with it, but I can't stand it's look.
;D ;D ;D

I think companies like Medeli are focusing more on markets and big countries where the wages are lower than USA/Canada,northern Europe,Japan etc.

Competition is always good anyway.

Offline DerekA

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2020, 08:30:25 PM »
Does this thing actually have any original features, or have they just copied every single idea from Yamaha ???!
Genos
 

Offline Misu

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2020, 10:12:45 AM »
Does this thing actually have any original features, or have they just copied every single idea from Yamaha ???!

Compare with SX-700 yes have:
* MAX POLYPHONY 256
* AUDIO PLAYBACK  AAC
* Bluetooth audio;
* Bluetooth MIDI;
* 3 vocoder;
* 3 vocal harmony;
and maybe more....
Regards
Mihai
PSR SX-900; PA 1000
 

Offline DerekA

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2020, 11:57:08 AM »
I didn't mean compared to SX700, I meant compared to Yamaha models in general. There doesn't seem to be a single original idea in it.
Genos
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2020, 02:17:23 PM »
Which features were copied from Yamaha, as opposed to, say, Roland or Korg?
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 Aquilauno

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2020, 05:38:13 PM »
I repeat something already expressed in another post for this new keyboard ... At what level is Medeli assistance compared to Yamaha? (especially in case of problems or possible malfunctions) is it reliable or is it a leap in the dark?
In the price of a product of this kind, the level of guaranteed assistance must also be considered. Do you agree?

Offline hans1966

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2020, 05:57:05 PM »
My concept is that Yamaha is a great company with many years of experience in the market and every product that lansa has been fully tested by sound engineers and professional musicians who are the ones that give the approval, in addition to the guarantee for failure or defect of manufacturing. As for Medeli, I think it is a good company, which is just growing, but it is far from being a competition for Yamaha. regards. Hans
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 05:59:31 PM by hans1966 »
 

Offline Aquilauno

Re: PSR-SX600 clone release: Medeli AKX10
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 06:52:01 PM »
I agree Hans, currently we can count on Yamaha enthusiasts ready to share experiences, solve problems, learn to use well-tested and widespread keyboards, I wish Medeli to improve and grow more and more, also because the competition helps the consumers, but the road it is long and arduous ...
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 06:55:42 PM by Aquilauno »
 
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