Well, it’s more of a fantasy at the moment, but I have a good feeling about my next scratch ticket!
But I sometimes wonder about the X-Grand; could there be something cooking?
I mean, the N3X came out circa 2016, and that was a substantial upgrade, but not a full redesign; imagine a newly conceived AvantGrand with all the newish Yamaha tech in nicer cabinet(s), etc….
Granted, the N1X came out in 2019, but if I were Yamaha, I’d self-correct; similar to what Kawai did with the Novus. Remember how there was a mismatch (technologically) between the NV-10 and NV5 because they were released several years apart? Well, Kawai realized this was not a good idea, and despite the NV-5 being ‘young,’ they released both the NV5S and NV10S simultaneously. Sure, this pissed off a few customers who’d just bought a new NV5, but I think it was worth it in the long run.
I hope Yamaha follows suit to correct for the same issues; for example, the N3X is the most expensive model, yet it doesn’t have a sound card; whereas, the N1X does; this doesn’t make sense, and Yamaha needs to self-correct by releasing the “N2X, N4X, and NU3X” simultaneously. That would be great for the majority even if it pisses off the minority (who just bought a new N1X a few years ago, and now has Yesterday’s tech).