Originally Posted by maisonvague
Hey Don, I'm considering retiring my XP-60 soon, but I was thinking of keeping the expansion cards, picking up an XV-5080, and stuffing 'em in there. Do you think it's worth it at this point in time?
Nothing to worry about, because cards are 32k. You won't lose anything of that "sound". Plus, 5080 combines both the 32k and 44.1k waveforms in the ROM (new, non Super JV waveforms are 44.1, Super JV are standard 32k, and those from JD-990 are 44.1k). So, it not full 44.1k like 5050, which means you get best of the both worlds.
Soundwise, XV-5080 blows XP-60 out of the water. If you don't believe me, keep XP-60 untill 5080 arrives, then load the same preset into both units, for example "A115 LetterFrmPat", listen on the mixing desk and watch your smile once you try the same on 5080. (you'll remember this last sentience)