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Topic Title: Diff between mc 9500,9700,10000 and 10001?
Topic Summary: Trying to decide which machine to update to.
Created On: 01/15/2010 08:54 AM
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 01/15/2010 08:54 AM
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katowestern

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Hi there. I am new to the forum and presently own a mc8000. I would like to update but am having difficulty understanding the differences between the mc9500, mc9700, 10000 and 10001. I do a lot of embroidery, sew western show clothing ( including chaps) for profit and also do home dec. I am not interested in quilting. If anyone can help me figure out the differences between the machines listed above so that I can narrow my search , I would be SOOOOO grateful ! I have not found the janome website to be very helpful as I don't seem to be able to pull up comparisons including the 10000 and 10001( maybe b/c they are d/c?).. Thanks so much!!
Kathy

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 01/15/2010 02:32 PM
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MOM

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The Janome website does have a list of discontinued machines some of which you have included in your list. Click on the machines icon and it lists the machines that are discontinued. There are quite a number of them. Some dealers may have a few in the 10,000 series but I think most are discontinued and are second hand. Technology comes upon us quickly.
 01/16/2010 01:47 PM
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val9700

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All of the machines you mentioned except for the 9500 and 9700 are not listed on the janome website as they appear to be discontinued. The latest 11000SE is the newest and before that was the 11000. What you upgrade to depends on how much $$ you spend. I still have my 8000 and bought the 9700 a few yrs ago and I love it as it was a good compromise over paying 4-5K for the then TOL 10001. I still got the larger hoop and color screen which the 9500 doesn't have. Please read Digimad's advice to another member's question. It is titled 9500 upgrade under Choosing a Janome machine.
The 9500 on have a bigger embroidery area (5 x 7 plus a gigahoop) than the 8000. You also get the ability to download designs from the internet with a compact flash card with adapter.
You may find a good price on a leftover 10000 or 10001 from a dealer at a store or online. Take your time and try to get a pkg deal because almost all of the accessories for the 9500 on down to the 10001 do not fit the 8000. Then, almost all of the accessories for those don't fit the 11000 or the 11000SE. A good place to start research for prices would be Ebay and Ace sew & vac.
As for the features of each machine, Google each of the machines and there will be sites that you can print the specs and features.
Another suggestion would be to Join Sewitsforsale at Yahoo Groups and keep an eye out for someone who is selling their 10000 or 10001 machine if you want that machine. It sounds as you will not need much dealer support since you're comfortable with your MC8000. If you need support, go with the 9700 as those are still available and they are not super expensive.
Update: On the Janome website, type in machine models that are discontinued in the search box on the top of the page and you can get info and download brochures that way, too. You never know when Janome will remove that info altogether so I would print that if possible.

Edited: 01/16/2010 at 02:14 PM by val9700
 01/18/2010 03:57 PM
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sewwolf

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All I can say is I have the 10001, brought it in Jan of 04 so it just turned 6 and I love it. It does all I want it too. I wouldn't mind have the 11000se for the quilting features. But as you said you don't quilt. I think it's a perfect all around machine. It has been discontinued but some dealers may have a few left. You can probably get them for a song. The $4k-5K they were going for. I never believed I would pay that much for a sewing machine but it's was worth it.
 01/27/2010 04:35 PM
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Want2Sew

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I am also looking at the MC10001 but they did not tell me it is retired so I checked. Which machine is the newest and the best and the one that will be around the longest then? Please help! I want a machine that I can hook up to the computer and do my own designs plus I want the software to do what I need it to do. I want to also be able to sew and embroidery.
 01/27/2010 06:16 PM
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devilcat

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If you can find a new MC10001 at a reasonable price, grab it. Don't worry about it being discontinued. It is a wonderful machine for sewing and embroidering etc. Ask Digimad about the software.

The 11000 is the next generation and has all kinds of bells and whistles and a bigger embroidery area, the biggest you can do on the 10001 without splitting or rehooping is around 5 x 7, but it is pricey. If you quilt, it is definitely worth it, as there are many special features but I do not quilt and it is not worth the extra $$ to me. I have had my beloved 10001 for several years and live in horror at the prospect of its eventual demise.

CAVEAT... Do not buy one on line, you will get no support from Janome and you will have no idea of the machine's history.

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 03/16/2013 12:41 AM
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debrasherman

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Hi
a question please.
Does the 9700 connect directly with a PC?
 03/16/2013 09:47 AM
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MOM

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debra:

Scroll to the top of this forum and click on machines. It will bring up a screen to select your machine. I read the specs and it seems to me you have to use an ATA card or a card reader.

I am not sure.

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 03/16/2013 06:08 PM
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digimad

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Debra you asked this on a new thread you started and it has been answered there, when you tag onto another thread the answers get muddled.
The answer to your question is no there is no direct link from pc to any of the 9000 machines or the older 10k machines. Technology advanced too quickly, if you want a PC link you will have to look at the 11000se or MB4 or new 12000 I just checked the newest Janome machine the 9900 and it uses a USb for transferring designns. Hre's the link the new 9900 This is their latest machine so will be supported longer than any of the others with the eception of the 12k TOL machine.

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Edited: 03/16/2013 at 06:28 PM by digimad
 03/16/2013 06:54 PM
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Want2sew, unless you get the TOL machine the horizon 12000 you arent going to get pc to machine connectivity. I had it with my MC 10k but ditched it immediately, it wasnt the best way to transfer designs. Which each new generation of operating systems for our PCs we lose items like direct machine link up, but our CF cards or our USBs will last as long as we take care of them. I bought a dozen cf cards and half a dozen adapters, I'm still using them. when Microsoft brought out the service pack 3 for windows XP the direct link from pc to machine became obsolete, I'm now using windows 7 and still using my 10 year old compact Flash cards.
Take a look at the latest Janome machine the 9900 the new 9900 its the baby bro of the 12k it's retailing around $4500 according to those who have seen it in action. In fact its so new its only 15 days old, and isn't listed in the software yet. In England its £2000, our dealers aren't allowed to set their own prices.

If you want to digitise then you're going to need MBX which is janomes own software, its designed to support Janome machines. Or you can look at Embird which is a third party software. It all depends on exactly what you mean by do your own designs, digitising takes time to learn and the best results are obtained by manually digitising.

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 03/16/2013 07:33 PM
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MOM

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You can use direct connect with the 11,000 .

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 06/18/2013 05:45 AM
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Sandgirl

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Originally posted by: debrasherman

Hi

a question please.

Does the 9700 connect directly with a PC?


No it does not. I have the 9700. A dealer is selling his last 110SE FOR AN AMAZING price. It has USB capability. Should i take the plunge???

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Edited: 06/18/2013 at 05:47 AM by Sandgirl
 06/18/2013 08:56 AM
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MOM

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Absolutely. The 11,000 is a fabulous machine, be sure it is updated to the Special Edition.

MOM
 06/18/2013 11:15 AM
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CherylAnn

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A little more to MOM's post. The last version for the MC11000SE was version 3 with an update on this website. It allowed for more quilting designs and a 7"X7" acuhoop.

Cheryl

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