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#1940076 - 08/09/12 09:30 PM After the ES7 -- prices of the rest?
SirHuddlestonFudd Offline
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Registered: 06/08/12
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The Kawai ES7 seems highly anticipated. Will prices for the MP6 fall as a result?

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#1940117 - 08/09/12 11:57 PM Re: After the ES7 -- prices of the rest? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]
Dr Popper Offline
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Doubtful the MP6 is a proper stage board while the ES7 is a portable console DP. Two different markets.
I however can see Kawai coming under pressure to update the MP6/10 earlier then they might have because the ES7 will cannibalize a certain % of sales from the MP6.
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Disclosure : I am professionally associated with Arturia but my sentiments are my own only.

#1940135 - 08/10/12 01:28 AM Re: After the ES7 -- prices of the rest? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]
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Which makes sense. The MP10 is their flagship product but doesn't feature their flagship action, for example. It's totally time for an update on those models.

#1940170 - 08/10/12 05:10 AM Re: After the ES7 -- prices of the rest? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]
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MP6 is not a direct competitor to the ES - serves a different purpose. However I expect the MP6 will reach a next incarnation somewhere early 2013 (Mp6 II / MP7), with he changes that have been made to the ES right now: RH II / PHI 2

Depends on how long you are willing to wait and what features you need. If you need just a portable AP and good keyed , the ES7 is for you. Only competition I think will come from the new Casio PX350 and upcoming successor to PX3, but no-one has been able to try those yet, since they are not available. Could take a while still...

Note: I expect MP6 prices will only fall when successor is announced. Don't hold your breath...

Edited by JFP (08/10/12 05:11 AM)

#1940175 - 08/10/12 05:29 AM Re: After the ES7 -- prices of the rest? [Re: SirHuddlestonFudd]
Kawai James Offline
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The MP6 is already very competitively priced...
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