Best Synthesizer so far!
First of all, I do not work for Kurzweil and I am not associated with them in business. I researched for months which Brand and Model of keyboard to purchase.I called and asked questions to Kurzweil Customer support before my purchase because their models were not on display in stores near me.They were very helpful and knowledgeable in guiding me towards either this model PC3K7 or the Forte models. I went with this model (Kurzweil PC3K7) because I did not want the fully-weighted action that the Kurzweil Forte models had. I wanted a semi-weighted action.It turns out that the action of my PC3K7 is slightly heavier than some lighter action synths such as the Yamaha Montage7 but still Synth like and fine for me. I also wanted a keyboard that I would not have to spend a lot of time with to learn how to use.The Korg,Yamahas and Nords just seemed too confusing for me to do basic things when trying them out in stores. Not very intuitive. I read reviews and watched youtube videos on all the major brands and chose the Kurzweil PC3K7 and I think it is a great synthesizer thats simple to operate.I installed the KORE64 expansion board for additional sounds but it has many nice sounds even without it.The quality seems to be just as good as any other keyboard in its price range.I don't understand why Kurzweil keyboards are not yet that popular in the US but I believe that if us Americans take the time to do our research,we will realize that they make great keyboards because they offer many great sounds and features with very good build quality(especially in their more expensive line of boards such as this one) without the complexities of other brands. I suggest that anyone looking for a great Semi-weighted synthesizer go with this model "Kurzweil PC3K7(76 key)" model (remember that the PC3K8 model has Fully-weighted keys). I also suggest that anyone looking for a great Fully-weighted hammer-action stage piano that has even more features and many synth sounds go with the "Kurzweil FORTE (88 key) or FORTE 7(76 key)" models. I am certainly glad that I took the time to do my research and choose this Kurzweil PC3K7 synthesizer because I am excited about it and it will only motivate me to play more.Good luck in your shopping.