Why was the Akai S1000kb so fucking big?

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Why was the Akai S1000kb so fucking big?

Postby Alex E » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:38 am

If they could cram the S1000 into just a few rack units, why did the keyboard have to the the size of a Honda Civic Wagon?

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Re: Why was the Akai S1000kb so fucking big?

Postby vinyl_junkie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:38 am

Hahahahah I sometimes ask my self that too... But I will say although their samplers like the S-1000 may of only been 3U tall have you seen how massive they are in length?! Not light either...

Otherwise ask David Cockerell who designed all the Akai hardware

The S-2800 was filled up with air lol
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Whilst the 3200XL is like some main frame server computer from the early 90's lol
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At a guess they couldn't be bothered to redesign the boards when going in the S1000kb and stuck em all in there so had to make the case massive to fit it all
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Re: Why was the Akai S1000kb so fucking big?

Postby Alex E » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:18 am

^It would appear so.. just found this!

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http://www.99musik.se/showthread.php?278108-S1000KB-mek
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Re: Why was the Akai S1000kb so fucking big?

Postby madtheory » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:09 pm

I love that Akai build quality. My MX1000 is just the same.
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