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#661109 - 10/14/02 07:53 PM RD-700 - what's it's main competition?
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Hi folks -

New here, just found the forum and am pleased to know it exists. I'm on the verge of buying a DP, and after playing the Roland RD-700 at a shop I thought, "that's probably it." But what else should I look at? I'm a pianist of some experience, a composer and teacher. My interests cover classical and jazz, and I'm putting a high value on a good combination of realistic action (I know it'll never be the same) and good samples, but I'm also attracted to the versatility and range of sounds on the RD-700.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Ken Durling
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#661110 - 10/14/02 09:57 PM Re: RD-700 - what's it's main competition?
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Because I think the RD is a great keyboard, I'm tempted to say "there IS no competition". But to be fair, the RD is up against similar offerings from Korg, Kurzweil, Yamaha and the like.
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#661111 - 10/17/02 09:21 PM Re: RD-700 - what's it's main competition?
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With all due respect, I knew that much. Being unfamiliar by and large with current DPs, I'm looking for specific model numbers. I guess I can just go find out what's the top of the line for the other companies....

Thanks.
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#661112 - 10/17/02 10:11 PM Re: RD-700 - what's it's main competition?
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Sorry Ken for the lack of info.

If I were you, I'd make the trip over to Guitar Center (no matter how painful that might be) to play the various options. Just make sure you're comparing apples-to-apples. For example, the RD700 doesn't compare to the Korg Triton or the Yamaha Motif. Those are workstation/synths that compare more favorably to the Roland XV88. What you're looking for is a stage piano that has other sounds (they all do). I don't know as much about the model numbers, etc. of stage pianos. I'm more familiar with the synths.
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#661113 - 10/18/02 12:02 AM Re: RD-700 - what's it's main competition?
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No problem, Steve - thanks for taking the time. GC, now that's a good idea - they're likely to have a fairly good cross-section. I'll just bring my can of "Salesman-B-Gone!" ;\)
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#661114 - 10/18/02 12:53 AM Re: RD-700 - what's it's main competition?
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I'll just bring my can of "Salesman-B-Gone!"
Now that's a product I'd like to invest in!!!
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