Differences between Kurzweil K2600, S, XS, RS Models?

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Differences between Kurzweil K2600, S, XS, RS Models?

Postby DLovas » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:56 pm

I am curious - I recently head a great demo of the K26000 on youtube (Link Below)
and when i checked it out on VSE - the article mentioned various models of the synth

the base K2600, the K2600S, the K2600XS, and the K2600RS (<i'm guessing this one is the rack mount unit?)

anyway - it seems like a great synth and i was just curious to know the differences between these various models in case the day arrived where i would be on the market for one.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Differences between Kurzweil K2600, S, XS, RS Models?

Postby visceralvoids » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:51 pm

Nice choice, I have seen the 2600XS go for $1300 recently.
- The "S" variant has a built in sampler
- 88 full-weighted piano style keys on the K2600X
- "XS" has both listed above.
RS = rack, includes sampling. They all share the same features and expansion options.
There is a very powerful DSP based synth engine (V.A.S.T.) underneath the hood.
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Re: Differences between Kurzweil K2600, S, XS, RS Models?

Postby DLovas » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:37 pm

visceralvoids wrote:Nice choice, I have seen the 2600XS go for $1300 recently.
- The "S" variant has a built in sampler
- 88 full-weighted piano style keys on the K2600X
- "XS" has both listed above.
RS = rack, includes sampling. They all share the same features and expansion options.
There is a very powerful DSP based synth engine (V.A.S.T.) underneath the hood.


Ah - good to know! If I do purchase one I believe I will seek out the XS, I've been meaning to get an 88 key master keyboard with weighted keys - and having considered the Nord Piano (completely overpriced in my opinion) this keyboard serves to be an amicable find.

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Re: Differences between Kurzweil K2600, S, XS, RS Models?

Postby rhino » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:57 pm

You may save $$$ by looking for a K2500sx...seen these go for $500. (I got a broken one for $225)

AFAIK, the only REAL difference it that the 2600 has VAST algorithems (sp?) that are user creatable - that is, the various effect and modulator blocks can be selected one at a time - not just from pre-set configurations.
Imagine a dx series if you could arrange carriers and modulators at will - instead of selecting from a chart.
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Re: Differences between Kurzweil K2600, S, XS, RS Models?

Postby DLovas » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:21 pm

rhino wrote:You may save $$$ by looking for a K2500sx...seen these go for $500. (I got a broken one for $225)

AFAIK, the only REAL difference it that the 2600 has VAST algorithems (sp?) that are user creatable - that is, the various effect and modulator blocks can be selected one at a time - not just from pre-set configurations.
Imagine a dx series if you could arrange carriers and modulators at will - instead of selecting from a chart.


I'll keep that in mind - thanks!
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