Phollop Willing PA wrote:A 2nd hand Kronos, which is what I did.
Wish I could find one for a grand, that's a steal
I've seen completed items on eBay for even less! The Kronos is notoriously 'buggy' in some. Early reports with problems include sustain (software), key beds Rh3, loud fans and suspect build (knobs falling off, cracks in chassis). None of this I knew of when I bought the Kronos. Heck, I wasn't in the market for one, but felt at that price, I could flip it if I didn't like it. I had the software issues, but updating the OS seemed to fix it. The other ones mentioned, I didn't have although the fan noise kind of bugs me so I'm replacing it with a 'silent' one (on order). If the fan noise still bothers me, I'll sell it.
My point being is that there's a lot of second hand ones coming to the market. Asides from the keybed issues usually found on the 73s and the 88s, most issues can be fixed with OS updates, and some people have replaced the fan with quieter ones. So keep an eye out an know what to look for when buying 2nd hand and you too might find a good deal on a Kronos.
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