Synth Site: Kurzweil: K2500 XS : User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Chad Stevenson a part-time user from Australia writes:
The Kurzweil K2500XS was the first (among many) keyboards that I purchased.

It is a power house of a machine with enough sounds to shake a stick at.

It abilities and options are near limitless and it really is an amazing piece of equipment that can be used for both professional gigs as well as home studios and simple hobby pleasures.

The great thing about buying a k2500 is that once you buy 1 you're set. EVERYTHING you could possibly want is in there - sampling, synth, recording, programs etc etc.

So if you can't afford numerous keyboards buying something like this - while a bit pricey - is all you will need.

It's also extremely sturdy and can survive serious bumps... I learnt that the way you SHOULDN'T learn that...

Anyway it's 2 major draw backs are its weight and its extremely complicated system. It will take at least 2 people to carry this thing around - so get a sturdy case with wheels and go to the gym and build up those muscles.

The Kurzweil system is complicated to say the least. Because there is near no limit to what you can do this makes using it extremely difficult. the instruction manual is as fat as a phone book and is sometimes not very forth coming in telling you what you want to know.

The manual is ESSENTIAL! So If you buy one of these always make sure it has the manual and the reference manual... otherwise you'll get lost in a maze of MIDI channels and soft button options changing things for the worst.

It's like screwing around in MS-DOS - you just don't do that unless you know what you're doing.

So all in all pros and cons measured this workstation is above and beyond what you'll need although I recommend only professionals buy this - as it would be a waste of money for the hobby-ists.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-10-2006 at 07:57
Donny from United States writes:
TOTALLY Awsome synth. Got my for $900 (76 key) off Ebay about two years ago and it was the best money I have ever spent. Absolutely fantastic sounds, even when not using any effects...try that on ANY other synth...most others are sweetened up so much by effects...not here.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-26-2006 at 16:16
Gerhard Schreiber a part-time user from Berlin/Germany writes:
The K2500XS is - for me - the definite synth. In the mix it sounds professional, precious and very 'musical'. I owned about 100 synths from Korg to Fairlight and the K2500 is my choice since 8 years. I love that machine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jan-04-2006 at 06:54
Marcus a professional user writes:
Overrated pos. Super unreliable.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-28-2003 at 04:00
Roar a hobbyist user from Norway writes:
hoppsala deriooooh! Hurry up and get one!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-19-2002 at 16:42
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