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I have a two different piano i am in dilemma of. which one is better? (Read 1294 times)

Offline honorconnor11

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I am looking to buy either the Casio PX860 or the Yamaha YDP142. which one would you recommend.

PX860: http://digitalpianobestreview.com/2015/03/22/review-new-digital-piano-casio-privia-px860-new-casio-privia-px860-price-new-casio-privia-px860-compare-sound-function-high-recommend-best-seller-digital-piano/

YDP142: http://digitalpianobestreview.com/2015/03/29/yamaha-arius-ydp142-new-yamaha-arius-ydp142-price-new-yamaha-arius-ydp142-compare-sound-function-high-recommend-best-seller-digital-piano/

i am a amateur player with intermediate skills. I am looking for something i can practice with at home. I am not that familiar with electronic pianos. this is my first time buying a digital piano so please help :/

Offline jimbo320

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The Yamaha YDP142 by far. It has a more grand piano sound and action...
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Offline lhorwinkle

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The 142 has a crappy action (GHS). With Yamaha, get something with the GH action, such as the 162 model.

Offline jimbo320

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Even better. Get real and go all in and buy a Yamaha CP5...
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Offline indianajo

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They are rubber key switch plastic toys that will be in the landfill decades before this 300 lb 1941 Steinway I picked up in 2010.  the $50 Wurlitzer spinet I picked up last week for practice at my trashy country trailer (caravan for UK speakers) may also outlast any of these plastic wonders.  For $50, a piano in tune, with a middle pedal that actuates two and a half bass octaves.  The secret to long term intonation, a 10 cm x 50 cm solid wood pin block.  The Wurli spinet doesnt have the resonance or volume of the 82 Sohmer 39 console I own, but is much more suited to an unheated uncontrolled humidity drafty trailer.  
Y C K & other electronics manufacturers want you to make a repeat purchase every 7 to 10 years.  More and more "features" accrue like the dashboards of new cars.  Try to buy a Vacuum florescent display or a disk drive for a 1985 Y C or K keyboard, and see what I am talking about. And those rubber switchpads, talk about planned obsolescence.   I can get a new hammer or felt part for my Steinway here in three days from any of three vendors.  After 30 years of intensive practice, and 45 years of sitting around ignored, the Steinway finally needs a part.