At 329£, the RX17 was a very basic entry-level drum machine, but slightly more advanced than the RX21 and RX21L that used the same box.
The 26 samples available have a distinct 80s lo-fi feel, and are pretty much the same ones that can be found in similar low-end machines by Yamaha from that era.
The sound chip is the same found on the RX11 and RX15, defining these late 80s drum boxes as a new package of that older technology while the high-end RX7 and RX5 had much better processors and DACs inside.
Playback supports up to 11 mono sounds simultaneously.
|256Kbit wave ROM|
|999 maximum parts within songs|
|Connection terminals and interfaces|
|Output L, Output R, Output Phones|
|Cassette IN, Cassette OUT|
|MIDI IN, MIDI OUT|
|Dimensions and weight|
|350w x 54.5h x 202d (mm) / 13-25/32” x 2-5/32” x 7-31/32”|
|1.4Kg / 3lb. 7oz.|
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