Unsurpassed ROI: Yamaha Introduces DKC-850 Update For Early Model Disklavier Pianos

2/5/2010 [Pianos & Keyboards]

Cost-Effective Update for Early Model Performance Reproducing Pianos Offers Industry-Leading Return on Investment

DKC-850
The DKC-850
BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Keyboard Division introduced the DKC-850 enhancement to its award-winning line of Disklavier performance-reproducing pianos.

Until now, many older model Diskavier owners have struggled with a dilemma: forgo the latest technology or purchase an entirely new model, despite the fact that their top-quality Yamaha acoustic piano remains in top condition. The DKC-850 now offers the best of both worlds: owners can retain their treasured instruments and enjoy many of the more recent industry-leading features of the Disklavier E3 Series.

Requiring minimal additional investment, the DKC-850 offers owners the opportunity to outfit older model Disklaviers (Mark IIXG and Mark III) with a wide array of enhanced features found in newer models in the Series, such as Disklavier Radio, as well as Video Sync and CD Sync capabilities.

The update also boosts the instrument's memory capacity exponentially, to an astounding 128 MB of music storage capacity. Offering computer connectivity via both USB and floppy disk drives, DKC-850 also includes enhanced playback and record features, including volume, tempo, transposition and timer playback, along with Video Synchronization, SmartKey playback and PianoSoft Playback.

"This superb product underscores how much Yamaha values all of its Disklavier customers," says Jim Levesque, Yamaha Disklavier marketing manager. "We're mindful that the current economy precludes many from buying newer models, so DKC-850 offers a highly cost-effective way to obtain many of the innovations featured in the newer models."

The DKC-850 update will also offer users 676 XG instrument voices and 21 sets of drum voices and metronome function, along with PianoSoft Solo, PianoSoft Plus, PianoSoft Plus Audio, Smart PianoSoft and SmartKey (Cue Time) compatibility.

Enclosed in a unit that weighs less than five pounds, the DKC-850 functions as a replacement control unit for the Disklavier. Mark IIXG and Mark III owners simply remove the existing control unit on their pianos and replace it with the sleek, new DKC-850.

For more information on the Yamaha DKC-850, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com.

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