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K2 or not to K2, that is the question

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: K2 or not to K2, that is the question Reply with quote

morning all,

Anyone who has seen me on the boards knows I am waiting on delivery of a Kronos 2 here in the UK, however had an interesting phone call yesterday evening with my local music shop, who offered me the following...

An ex demo Korg Kronos X 61 fully boxed with full warranty £1650 and EXS11 installed.

So using my maths, I have worked out that if I buy this and buy all the additional sounds that come with the K2, I will still save around £400.

Bargain or should I not bother? Would be interested to hear Greg's opinion.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: to buy or not to buy k2 Reply with quote

I am faced with a similar situation and I am going to pull the trigger and get the K2 88
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes one was Karo and the rest were Korg. From memory Legendry strings and the Austrian Grand and the Karo one was a symphonic library. They were $249 a pop that I remember.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry wrong post
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: to buy or not to buy k2 Reply with quote

benny ray wrote:
I am faced with a similar situation and I am going to pull the trigger and get the K2 88


Hi Benny,

What has made you hold out. I have already fully paid for my K2 (long story) but obviously as I haven't yet received it, I can get a refund anytime.

My only real concern is at the moment details of any real big improvements to the K2 over the original K's is sketchy, so it feels like I am really only buying an original K X anyway.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good price, EXs 11 is $99. For this price is hard to get Kronos x61 in Europe. But it's your choice. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: K2 or not to K2, that is the question Reply with quote

scottgblood wrote:
morning all,

Anyone who has seen me on the boards knows I am waiting on delivery of a Kronos 2 here in the UK, however had an interesting phone call yesterday evening with my local music shop, who offered me the following...

An ex demo Korg Kronos X 61 fully boxed with full warranty £1650 and EXS11 installed.

So using my maths, I have worked out that if I buy this and buy all the additional sounds that come with the K2, I will still save around £400.

Bargain or should I not bother? Would be interested to hear Greg's opinion.

Thanks


Glad to help. I am super careful when buying any used expensive , fairly complex item

I would 1) see if this price is truly competitive. get a good range of sold prices of X61's in your country
2) a demo ? Does it include everything ? Factory box, warranty cards, restore DVD's, and hard copy manuals ?
3) a demo is still used; get exact history. whats serial #. any scratches , dings ? Here in the US there are some etailers that dress up customer returns and say ' demo '. This kind of spin bothers me. Some buyers can be rough on an instrument, drop it, break something, then return it. I don't think the Kronos is an instrument that can be dropped on the floor. So for my money, I would need the specifics on the history of the X61
4) Does it boot up ? What ver is the OS ? In fact, this might be step 1. If the shop cannot boot it up, that would save a lot of time.
5) do you like this shop ? are they top notch to deal with ? Trustworthy ?
6) watch for prelim reports of actual X2 users in Tokyo.
7) If all the above passes, might be worth a visit to confirm, then seal the deal. Also make a lower offer in person.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: K2 or not k2 Reply with quote

Ha Scottgblood Just hating paying up front and I love the KronosX but having hard time kinda looking at Nord Stage 2 but afraid I would bet bored without all the features that the Kronos has. I may go ahead and purchase soon but may try out Nord. I am afraid if I wait I may miss the boat on first shipment but will decide soon. Not cutting much off price of K2 and I got a killer deal on my Kronos X and selling exactly what I paid for it.
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