"A worthy purchase..."
It's a good controller, is ultimately portable, has a decently piano playing key action, and moderate but useful editing and loads new OS and sounds. All very good features and for under $900. CAD, the price was right.
Ease of Use:
I had to have the manual open fairly quickly after getting it but perhaps regular Kurzweil users would be more familiar. it's reasonable I would say.
The edges of the keys feel a bit sharp and the mod wheel, though nice and firm, squeaks. As well the keys can go alittle side to side (not affecting performance) and are a little short in length; those being my only gripes. Otherwise I am ready to take this board overseas. Otherwise it seems very sturdy and well built.
A solid value.
The Wow Factor:
The size of this unit sealed the deal. It looks great, sounds very good, plays well and is reasonably priced.
The piano sounds are very good and play dynamically well considering this is only a semi weighted board. With updates available, the sound set, controller aspects, and it's portability, this is a unique keyboard that is pleasingly playable and inspiring.