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Old 15th July 2014
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Originally Posted by muziksculp View Post
They are priced at $1999. I have no clue when they would blow them out at $1200

I used to have the XV-5080 with a bunch of SRX expansion cards. It has been a decade now, so... I was expecting something new, and better sounding than what they offered a decade ago. This is the only issue I have with the Integra 7. I wouldn't want to just re-visit what I had a decade ago. Roland needs to move forward, and offer newer, better products.

With the high-quality sample libraries offered these days, I might just stick to software based libraries, I already have a Motif XF7, which I feel sounds great.

Roland has a new Workstation as well, but I don't think it sounds as good as the Motif XF.

Again, I am still interested in further evaluating the Integra 7.

Once they discontinue something, Roland usually blows them out at around 60% of the regular selling price. That's how I bought my V-Synth a few years back. I also bought my Fantom G8 new for $1200 when they were blowing those out as well. It's all about timing.

I'd say getting the XV library isn't just revisiting what Roland put out a decade ago. The sounds are pretty much timeless and generally useful, and most of the expansion cards are very good. I actually like that the Integra is a combination of legacy technology that Roland got right (XV expansions) and a look forward with Supernatural.