Which Yamaha Keyboard 225GM, 273, 290, 292?

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by John, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Hi,

    I need a keyboard for my daughter. I used to play as a kid.

    The 225GM is $119 at Music 123. The 292 is $229 at Andy's.

    I'm having a hard time figuring out the differences between each of these models.

    If I buy the 292 at $229 will it do everything that the 225GM, 273, and 290 will do?

    Thanks!
    John
  2. KernowZX2

    KernowZX2 Guest

    225GM on sale at Best Buy this week for $99

    Hope this helps!

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    "John" <johnfofawn@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I need a keyboard for my daughter. I used to play as a kid.
    >
    > The 225GM is $119 at Music 123. The 292 is $229 at Andy's.
    >
    > I'm having a hard time figuring out the differences between each of these

    models.
    >
    > If I buy the 292 at $229 will it do everything that the 225GM, 273, and

    290 will do?
    >
    > Thanks!
    > John
  3. On 31 Aug 2003 18:20:52 -0700, johnfofawn@hotmail.com (John) wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >I need a keyboard for my daughter. I used to play as a kid.
    >
    >The 225GM is $119 at Music 123. The 292 is $229 at Andy's.
    >
    >I'm having a hard time figuring out the differences between each of these models.
    >
    >If I buy the 292 at $229 will it do everything that the 225GM, 273, and 290 will do?


    Usually, the higher end keyboards do all that the lower do in terms
    of sounds. The sequencer and auto-accompaniment features vary, but
    Yamaha's PSR line generally has all of the good stuff from the basic
    models on the high end ones.

    The 225GM is a General MIDI basic keyboard. It shares the same GM
    (128 basic instrument set) features with the others.

    Check out http://www.yamahapkclub.com

    The major additions with the other models are more sounds and
    effects. The XG compatible keyboards support many more standard
    sounds, controllers, and MIDI-controllable effects for the sounds.
    This makes them much more flexible, and much easier to use with files
    downloaded from the net.

    Check out the specs list, the features, the sounds, and so on. The
    273/275 come with a basic XG instrument set and effects unit, while
    the 290/292 models have an expanded sound set with more features.

    All can use Yamaha keyboard song files, the XG lite models can use
    files made for that standard.
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  4. John

    John Guest

    Thanks. I just came from Best Buy and saw that.

    I saw the same deal at BJ's and the BJ's 225GM included the wall power
    adapter.

    I'm trying to figure out now what the difference is between the 225GM
    and 292. I don't know why it's so hard to figure out the differences
    -- Yamaha needs a comparison chart on their web site.

    A local music store has the 292 for $219 with accessory pack.

    John



    "KernowZX2" <ng@beare.org> wrote in message news:<Pmx4b.73558$Sq.13870285@twister.nyc.rr.com>...
    > 225GM on sale at Best Buy this week for $99
    >
    > Hope this helps!
    >
    > --
    > CTRA-NARCONN #316
    > NAR 81553 SR L2
    > "John" <johnfofawn@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:d89364bd.0308311720.e3f5650@posting.google.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I need a keyboard for my daughter. I used to play as a kid.
    > >
    > > The 225GM is $119 at Music 123. The 292 is $229 at Andy's.
    > >
    > > I'm having a hard time figuring out the differences between each of these

    > models.
    > >
    > > If I buy the 292 at $229 will it do everything that the 225GM, 273, and

    > 290 will do?
    > >
    > > Thanks!
    > > John
  5. John

    John Guest

    Thanks!

    I bought a PSR-292 yesterday for ~$290 including stand, bench, and
    survival kit. It's a neat keyboard. After playing with it, I'm worried
    that I should have gotten a 76-key model though....

    John
  6. On 2 Sep 2003 06:09:26 -0700, johnfofawn@hotmail.com (John) wrote:

    >Thanks!
    >
    >I bought a PSR-292 yesterday for ~$290 including stand, bench, and
    >survival kit. It's a neat keyboard. After playing with it, I'm worried
    >that I should have gotten a 76-key model though....


    More keys are nice, but they cost more. Much depends on your style
    of live play.

    You can do any lead or bass runs on 61 keys.

    Any sequenced harmonies also fit into that range.

    In fact, with sequencing, you can simply do parts of each hand on
    separate takes.

    But for piano style playing, you need more. Still, a lot of
    keyboards and most organs only run 5 octaves.
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