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Offline lorundir

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Digital Piano Feel/Action Sound
« on: August 09, 2016, 02:47:49 PM »
Hey guys,

Some DPs I've been considering are:

- Yamaha Arius 163
- Yamaha P255
- Roland FP-50

These DPs are in the same price bracket. I am not someone who believes that more money will necessarily give me a better product. That being said, between the three, which is the one that is best for practice, if you have tried any one of them? Also, is there a better digital piano in your opinion that will give better performance?

I am an aspiring classical pianist that is away at college for engineering, so yes, anyone who says "acoustic or bust," I know that, but I really have no other options here. I have a history of playing and getting into more advanced classical pieces and also some more complicated stuff in composition and jazz. I am not looking for a toy.

Any help/advice/suggestions would be welcome! Thanks!

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Re: Digital Piano Feel/Action Sound
«Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 02:55:54 PM »
Hey guys,

Some DPs I've been considering are:

- Yamaha Arius 163
- Yamaha P255
- Roland FP-50

These DPs are in the same price bracket. I am not someone who believes that more money will necessarily give me a better product. That being said, between the three, which is the one that is best for practice, if you have tried any one of them? Also, is there a better digital piano in your opinion that will give better performance?

I am an aspiring classical pianist that is away at college for engineering, so yes, anyone who says "acoustic or bust," I know that, but I really have no other options here. I have a history of playing and getting into more advanced classical pieces and also some more complicated stuff in composition and jazz. I am not looking for a toy.

Any help/advice/suggestions would be welcome! Thanks!
1. but in the vast majority of cases, more $ means more features or better constructions and or some combo of both.
2. acoustic or bust-well not necc but you'll  likely be better served with real wood in the instrument ,  in terms of action  and keys this stands true. you will struggle with tone control and nuance of color you can create on a real instrument, but if you must go digital, esp since you mentioned classical, then wooden keys and an action as close to that of a grand is must. For that, I look to Kawai.
http://www.kawaius.com/digital/Features/actions.html

good luck.

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Re: Digital Piano Feel/Action Sound
«Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 02:54:53 AM »
Yamaha Avantgrand N1:

Advantages - real grand piano action so feel/action is exactly that of a firm action grand piano.  great sound but only has reverb adjustment

Disadvantages - costs about 5 times more than Yamaha Arius 163, Avantgrand has no ability to fine tune or change acoustic parameters

suggestion: get avantgrand n1 if you can afford it and are serious about learning to play real piano