Online store nstuffnusic.com appears to have a landing page all set up for a previously unheard of Korg SV-2. The company says it’s the sequel to the well regarded SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano.
Sadly there are no images available at this time but we do get a short list of features. It says the SV-2 will have 10 times the PCM memory for many more sounds and pianos including uprights and German, Italian, Austrian and Japanese grands. The polyphony gets a boost from 80 to 128 notes. You can now split and layer the sounds via an editor and you can also set a split point via the front panel. Not sure why you can’t layer from the front panel but I’m sure these things will become clear. The reverb has been improved.
According to the website, Korg has listened to the feedback from SV-1 users over the past 10 years since its launch. Apparently, the most user-requested features were split and layer control, better effects and more pianos – so that’s what you’ve got.
Although there are not any images so far it does say that it retains the same great look.
A worthy successor?
I’m quite thrilled by this because I have a jam jar that’s slowly filling with pennies that I had planned will one day buy me the Korg SV-1. I’ve always thought it was the best looking electric piano that you could buy new. I always enjoy playing one whenever I’m in a music shop and I’ve come close to pulling the trigger on one many times. Maybe a new and improved version will push me over the edge. I just hope they do it in red or orange like the original.
The specs here are for the Black and 88 Keyed version with the weighted RH3 graded hammer action keybed. The unconfirmed price of USD 1,999. But of course, all these details are unconfirmed at this time. I imagine all will be revealed in a week’s time at NAMM 2020. And in the meantime, there are a couple of other Korg reveals scheduled for this week. Korg, as always, have things going on!
Here’s a grab of the leaked page: