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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: What time is it!?!... in Japan Reply with quote

If, as folk have said in other threads here, the K's 're "on the boat" with a targeted release date of April - are they "on the street" in Japan now?

Just wondering if Korg is holding out for a 'Global' release (tho' apparently Europe is not on yet on Korg's globe) or if Kronos is already, as the song goes, BIG IN JAPAN.

Are we waiting for an April tsunami of Kronususes (Kroni?) or the trickle down leftovers after Tokyo's had it's first and second helping?

[Sorry, severe GAS makes me cranky, bitter and sarcastic.)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuke 'em!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozy wrote:
Nuke 'em!


Don't tell them pirates in Somalia...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:37 am    Post subject: Re: What time is it!?!... in Japan Reply with quote

billbaker wrote:
If, as folk have said in other threads here, the K's 're "on the boat" with a targeted release date of April - are they "on the street" in Japan now?


They aren't quite in production yet! They may well become available in Japan a few weeks before they are elsewhere, due to transportation time - but it doesn't take two months to get across the ocean (anymore - thank goodness!). Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Japan. Ishibashi is a major music store here and their website indicates a sale date of April 9th, 2011. I don't expect it to be released any earlier as Japan is pretty on target with their release dates.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/ishibashi/431031100/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Japan as well. I contacted all the stores that are advertising them. I was told they will arrive between 9-12 April.

With the 90 yen to the $1 US exchange rate, the 61 key will cost over $3200 US:

http://www.digimart.net/pub_gk_list.do;jsessionid=E4401168C3700C25086E2B8A1DCD76DE.rm2?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=21c783d4c240e46052df98b177926cac&subSearchEnter=true&keywordAnd=korg+kronos&x=0&y=0
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What time is it!?!... in Japan Reply with quote

danatkorg wrote:

They aren't quite in production yet!

- Dan

So, is there a chance that Kronos will receive a silver case with the classic aspect of a Trinity rather than a black case that looks like a M1?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What time is it!?!... in Japan Reply with quote

EXer wrote:

So, is there a chance that Kronos will receive a silver case with the classic aspect of a Trinity rather than a black case that looks like a M1?


Lets hope that chance is close to 0% Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: What time is it!?!... in Japan Reply with quote

EXer wrote:

So, is there a chance that Kronos will receive a silver case with the classic aspect of a Trinity rather than a black case that looks like a M1?


It'll be produced exactly as you've seen it, in the deep metallic bluish-gray color. It's a color that you really have to see in person to appreciate... Every video/photo appears a little different, owing in part to the lighting, and in part to the brushed finish (not porous, as in the Triton/M3).

As with everything else... You have to see/try it in person. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jahrome wrote:
I live in Japan as well. I contacted all the stores that are advertising them. I was told they will arrive between 9-12 April.

With the 90 yen to the $1 US exchange rate, the 61 key will cost over $3200 US:

I don't know what place you do your currency conversions with.... Wink I just changed some yen to US dollars a few days ago and the rate was 82.9. True, it's going up a bit recently, but it's 83.4 or so right now.

Here's a real-time feed of accurate foreign exchange rates:

http://www.dailyfx.com/charts/netdaniachart/

Choose "USD/JPY" under "Instruments".
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StephenKay wrote:
jahrome wrote:
I live in Japan as well. I contacted all the stores that are advertising them. I was told they will arrive between 9-12 April.

With the 90 yen to the $1 US exchange rate, the 61 key will cost over $3200 US:

I don't know what place you do your currency conversions with.... Wink I just changed some yen to US dollars a few days ago and the rate was 82.9. True, it's going up a bit recently, but it's 83.4 or so right now.

Here's a real-time feed of accurate foreign exchange rates:

http://www.dailyfx.com/charts/netdaniachart/

Choose "USD/JPY" under "Instruments".


You are converting YEN to dollars which is a good deal. I am paid in dollars and would have to buy Kronos in yen which is not a good deal with the exchange rate.

I checked today at my local bank:
U.S. Buys: ¥ 80.0000
Currency Cost Unit: $ 0.0125
Date Effective: 02/11/201
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jahrome wrote:
You are converting YEN to dollars which is a good deal. I am paid in dollars and would have to buy Kronos in yen which is not a good deal with the exchange rate.

I checked today at my local bank:
U.S. Buys: ¥ 80.0000
Currency Cost Unit: $ 0.0125
Date Effective: 02/11/2011

You said something about 90. This looks like 80. But OK,being paid in US dollars while living in Japan, that is the wrong side of the equation at this moment. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StephenKay wrote:
jahrome wrote:
You are converting YEN to dollars which is a good deal. I am paid in dollars and would have to buy Kronos in yen which is not a good deal with the exchange rate.

I checked today at my local bank:
U.S. Buys: ¥ 80.0000
Currency Cost Unit: $ 0.0125
Date Effective: 02/11/2011

You said something about 90. This looks like 80. But OK,being paid in US dollars while living in Japan, that is the wrong side of the equation at this moment. Sad

Oops Embarassed

Yes...I meant my dollar gets 80 yen not 90 yen. I miss the days of $1 getting 120 yen and Japanese products being almost dirt cheap here in country...Korg Triton Rack and Triton Studio were $600-$1000 cheaper in Japan than they were in the US back in 2002.
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