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    These are our best descriptions of the quality and condition of this merchandise. Because of the highly efficient, automated nature of our warehouse, and the high volume of products we stock and ship, there is no way for us to provide any additional detail on the condition of any individual item. Just remember our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

    Warehouse Resealed

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    This is typically a customer return with minor cosmetic imperfections, such as superficial scratches or scuffs on the finish. This inventory includes all parts, components, manuals (hard copy or downloadable) and the full factory warranty*. It has been tested to manufacturer's specifications and is guaranteed to work perfectly. It may be less attractive than Warehouse Resealed inventory, but it's priced even lower! These products are still covered by our 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so they're a great deal! 

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    Factory Resealed

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    *Warranty coverage for non-new gear varies by manufacturer. To see if the non-new product you’re interested in has warranty coverage, click the "What is Blemished/Warehouse Resealed/etc." text link near the price on the product page.



    Product Description


    Witness the KRONOS. Created by KORG to satisfy today's most demanding, accomplished performers and producers--as well as tomorrow's visionary leaders-
    - the KRONOS embodies over 50 years of artistic vision and production expertise. With nine distinct synthesis engines and a complete suite of performance and productions tools, KRONOS is simply the most versatile synthesizer ever made.KRONOS restores the magic, the thrill, and the promise that only a visionary new instrument can provide. And KRONOS delivers on that promise. Every resources and technology of service to the modern musician has been refined, perfected, and integrated into a single instrument, and is available on demand. Multiple state-of-the-art sound generation techniques represent the pinnacle of software realization. Onboard effects open the door to processing any internal or external audio source with dazzling results. Multitrack audio and MIDI recording deliver efficient studio operations in a mobile platform. Hands-on hardware includes an assignable control surface, dual joysticks, ribbon controller, top-of-the line keyboard action, and KORG's revolutionary tap-and-drag color TouchView(TM) display. Best of all, KRONOS integrates all of these music-making resources into a single instrument in ways that no software setup or hardware platform can rival.KRONOS easily delivers everything you'd expect, plus many things you've only dreamed of. Set List mode keeps all of your custom settings and performance notes organized in the display for on-the-fly selection. Smooth Sound Transitions eliminate note and effect dropouts when switching sounds or modes. Connect virtual patch cables, select sounds, plus edit envelopes and sequences--all using the eight-inch color Touch View display. Add to that advanced sequencing, KARMA, and Drum Track composition tools. Enjoy exclusive KORG wave sequencing, MS-20 filtering and the impossibly-rich Polysix chorus. And only KORG boasts the finest sound-design team on the planet, so you can always sound your very best.

    Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Sound Engine

    The KRONOS piano engine has always offered huge collections of non-looped/natural decay stereo samples, recorded for every key, with additional unique tools to customize the piano to your needs. Inheriting all of this SGX-1 functionality, the new enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano engine introduces the new Berlin Grand piano to the existing deep German Grand and lively Japanese Grand. The Berlin Grand offers resonant piano sound with a striking sense of depth. Other enhancements to the SGX-2 engine included Sympathetic String Resonance and newly-recorded Una Corda (soft pedal
    - literally "one-string") samples.

    Massive Sound Selection

    KRONOS comes equipped with thousands of sounds, created using various synthesis modes and calling upon over approximately 21 GB of preset waveform data covering a variety of genres. Each one has been carefully crafted by the KORG Sound Design team. The internal SSD offers a generous 62*GB capacity, providing enormous space for user sampling or downloading KRONOS Sound Libraries. These optional expansion KRONOS Sound Libraries add new professionally programmed sounds--without the need to add any new hardware.Artist Signature Programs provide the priceless sounds actually used by top-ranking musicians. Additional Song Programs are named for the classic rock and pop songs whose signature keyboard sounds these programs recreate. Use these universally well-known sounds to pay homage to the originals, or as the basis for personal sonic explorations.

    Features:

    - Enhanced SGX-2 Grand Piano Engine featuring the new Berlin Grand
    - Massive sound selection
    - Master sound design team
    - KRONOS Expansion Sound Libraries
    - Artist Sound Libraries
    - Famous Song Sounds
    - Nine distinct sound engines
    - Innovative Set List mode with many new updates
    - Color TouchView display--now with TouchDrag capability
    - Sequencer Compositional Tools
    - 16-track audio recording / 16-track MIDI sequencing
    - 16 onboard effects processors
    - USB/MIDI host ports accommodate MIDI control surfaces (KORG microKEY; KORG NanoPAD2; etc.)
    - Flagship RH3 Graded Hammer Action keyboard (73 and 88 key models)
    - Smooth Sound Transitions
    - Advanced Control Surface
    - Dual Joysticks (X-Y; Vector)
    - Ribbon Controller
    - 8 rotary knobs
    - 9 sliders
    - 16 illuminated buttons

    Specifications


    - System:KRONOS System Version 3.0
    - Keyboard:RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3)
    - Synthesis Types: 9
    - SGX-2: Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
    - EP-1: MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
    - HD-1: High Definition Synthesizer (PCM)
    - AL-1: Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling)
    - CX-3: Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling)
    - STR-1: Plucked String (Physical Modeling)
    - MOD-7: Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis)
    - MS-20EX: Component Modeling Technology (Analog Modeling)
    - PolysixEX: Component Modeling Technology (CMT Analog Modeling)
    - Maximum Polyphony:
    - SGX-2:100 voices
    - EP-1:104 voices
    - HD-1:140 voices
    - AL-1:80 voices
    - CX-3:200 voices
    - STR-1:40 voices
    - MOD-7:52 voices
    - MS-20EX:40 voices
    - PolysixEX:180 voices
    - Preset PCM:
    - 314 MB (ROM 1,505 Multisamples, 1,388 Drumsamples)
    - Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries:
    - EXs1 - ROM Expansion
    - EXs2 - Concert Grand Piano
    - EXs3 - Brass & Woodwinds
    - EXs4 - Vintage Keyboards
    - EXs5 - ROM Expansion 2
    - EXs6 - SGX-1 German D Piano
    - EXs7 - SGX-1 Japanese C Piano
    - EXs8 - Rock Ambience Drums
    - EXs9 - Jazz Ambience Drums
    - EXs17 - SGX-2 Berlin D Piano
    - EXs18 - KORG EXs Collections
    - PCM RAM Capacity: Approx. 2GB
    - Wave Sequences: 598 User memory, 187 Preload
    - Disk Mode: Load, save, utility, audio CD burning, audio CD playback, data filer function (save/load MIDI System Exclusive data), CD-R/RW (UDF format read/write), ISO9660 Level 1.
    - Controllers: Vector joystick, joystick, ribbon controller, switches 1 & 2
    - Control Assign Switches: Assigns the Control Surface to Timber/Track, Audio, External, Realtime Knobs/KARMA,
    - Mixer Knobs Switch: Assigns the Mixer Knobs to either Channel Strip or Individual Pan, Reset Control Switch, Solo Switch, Knobs 1-8, Switches 1-8(Upper Row), Switches 1-8 (Lower Row), Sliders 1-8, Master Slider
    - KARMA Control: On/Off, Latch, Module Control
    - RUM TRACK: On/Off
    - Display: TouchView graphical user interface, 8 inch color TFT, SVGA (800x600 dots), adjustable brightness
    - Outputs Analog:
    - (MAIN) L/MONO, R:
    - 1/4" TRS Balanced:
    - Output Impedance: 350 Stereo; 175 Mono (L/MONO Only),
    - Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu,
    - Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 or greater)
    - MAIN VOLUME knob controls only AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R
    - Individual 1-4:
    - 1/4" TRS Balanced
    - Output Impedance: 350 Stereo; 175 Mono,
    - Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu,
    - Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 or greater)
    - Headphones: 1/4" stereo phone jack, Output impedance: 33 , Maximum Level: 60+60 mW (when load impedance is 33 ),MAIN VOLUME knob (link with AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN))
    - Outputs Digital:
    - S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, (the same signals as L/MONO, R)
    - USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels
    - Inputs Analog:
    - Audio Inputs 1 and 2:
    - 1/4" TRS Balanced
    - MIC/LINE input level switches, LEVEL knobs
    - Input Impedance: 10 k
    - Nominal Level: LINE: +4 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), -36 dBu (LEVEL knob = max)
    - Nominal Level: MIC: -22 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), -62 dBu (LEVEL knob = max)
    - Maximum Level: LINE: +16 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), -24 dBu (LEVEL knob = max)
    - Maximum Level: MIC: -10 dBu (LEVEL knob = min), -50 dBu (LEVEL knob = max)
    - Source Impedance: 600
    - Signal to noise ratio: 95 dB (typical)
    - Dynamic range: 95 dB (typical)
    - Crosstalk: 95 dB, at 1 kHz (typical)
    - Inputs Digital:
    - S/P DIF: Optical, 24-bit, IEC60958, EIAJCP-1201, Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    - USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels
    - Control Inputs: Damper pedal (half damper supported), assignable switch, assignable pedal
    - MIDI: In, Out, Thru
    - USB: USB A (TYPE A) x 2, For connection to external USB devices (QWERTY keyboards, MIDI controllers, ethernet adaptors, and storage)
    - USB B (TYPE B) x 1, MIDI/audio interface
    - MIDI: 1 (16 channel) input / 1 (16 channel) output
    - Audio: 2 channel input / 2 channel output
    - Disk Drives: 62 GB SSD (2.5") (Optional installation of second internal SSD)
    - Power Consumption: 60W
    - Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,443 x 371 x 148 mm (56.42 x 14.61 x 5.83")
    - Weight: 24.1 kg / 53.13 lbs.
    - Accessories: AC cord, Quick Start Guide, Accessory DVD Discs 1-3 (DVDs include KRONOS Operation Guide, Parameter Guide, and Voice Name List PDF files; Video Manual; KORG USB-MIDI Driver; System Restore Data, etc.)
    - Frequency Response: 20Hz-22kHz, +/-1.0dB, 10k load
    - THD+N: 20Hz-22kHz, 0.01%, 10k load (typical)
    - S/N: 95dB (typical)
    - Dynamic Range: 95dB (typical)
    - Crosstalk: 95dB, at 1kHz (typical)

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