Synth Site: Yamaha: PSR-185: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 2.7 out of 5
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Melina a part-time user from VgigTygWqbVaq writes:
I would describe this kbreoayd as perfect for the adult beginner. The touch sensitive keys are like a real piano the harder you hit them the louder the sound. Your notes are displayed on a display to the upper left of the main display panel.. you can actually see the note you just played on a line of sheet music. Add the low cost and great sound it adds up to a good kbreoayd. The Cons? The kbreoayd does not come with an AC adapter or a sustain pedal, retail that's only about $30, but I would expect to find them included when you consider the fact that it won't work without a power supply.. (Batteries, be serious) All in all, I would recommend it.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-01-2012 at 05:22
Adam a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I paid $150 for my PSR 180 in 1995....you can get the PSR 225GM for about that now..a much better keyboard. I traded the 180 for a battered Roland JX3P but I miss the the stings, chorused EP and pipe organ sounds. If the thing had MIDI and velocity keys and the footswitch jack I would've held onto it though I can't imagine the tweaking I'd have to do in a sequencer to access the sounds. It was like 12 note polyphony and maybe 8 part multitimbral (internally).

posted Thursday-Sep-19-2002 at 14:57
Adam a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I have a PSR 180, which is the same thing as the 185 with a different (and better looking) panel colors. It was my first full sized keyboard, so I have to love it in spite of it's non-velocity keys, lack of MIDI, lack of footswitch etc. The best sounds are #06 Pipe Organ, #42 Chorus EP, #48 Piano Pad, and #71 Sustain Strings. Honest to God, the PSR 180/185 has the best fucking string samples I've ever heard. The sound effects pads are cool, particularly the stream/bird chirps bank. I once used those in a classical piece that I composed specifically for that keyboard, along with the Strings and Pipe Organ patches. I will never get rid of my PSR 180!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-04-2000 at 17:31
Vin a hobbyist user from U.S. writes:
The PSR185 is actually warmer sounding than the CS1x (that piece of shit!), but less realisitic (although not by too much). The good sounds are number 35 (E.Bass), 48 (Piano Pad), and 71 (Strings), other than that...Fuck it!

posted Saturday-Oct-02-1999 at 14:01
Thad Kedzierski a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This keyboard is ok for the beginner to learn how to play, but I wouldn't use it in public. The sounds are fair, with only two or 3 good sounds.Try #71 (strings). After a year of moderate play, the drum system kicks on by itself and is difficult to turn off. The internal speakers are ok, but don't try to hook it to your PA system as it gives off a hum. I paid $125 for it in 1996. If you could find it for $50, I'd buy it to let your kids play with it otherwise I'd spend my money elsewhere.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-04-1999 at 12:30
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