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Offline abhishekchanda

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Yamaha P115 and P155
« on: October 03, 2016, 07:01:57 AM »
Hi,

I am a beginner from India.

I would like to know the differences between Yamaha P115 and P155(Discontinued now). If anyone has/had experiences playing both, please let me know your experience.

I have not played on either of the pianos and it is going to be my first purchase.

P155 is not available in India now(The yamaha music store in my city bangalore informed me, they are trying to find out, if they could procure one)

Thanks,




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Re: Yamaha P115 and P155
«Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 10:28:57 AM »
Actually there is a lot to like about the p115, while in the line up it would be one tier below the class of the p255, the p155 is older, so the p115 bridges that gap in terms of sound . there is a slight difference between the p155 and the P115 in terms of action , it would be a matter of which feel best to you personally. The p115 has upgraded computer interface if you wanted to run it as a midi controller or use virtual piano sounds. The P115 has the USB to Host port where the P155 has the old midi terminals ( nothing an external sound card won't cure). The P155 has more on board sounds, has several more extra instruments like horns or stringed instruments and drum beats etc. the P115 is limited to 17. But on another note, if you hook to a computer you can access a library of thousands of sounds, so to me that's a non issue. The p115 has an upgraded sound engine for better clarity, especially at louder sound levels. The human interface to access extra sounds is a bit different between the two instruments, the p155 maybe a little more friendly if you like playing with those.

A better comparison is between the P115 and it's bigger brother the P255, not the older and no longer produced P155. The p255 took the place of the 155 and the p115 took the place of the P105. The $1100 MSRP P155 was in production when the $700 P105 came out and since was upgraded to the p115 more or less around the same time the P255 came out.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Yamaha P115 and P155
«Reply #2 on: October 04, 2016, 07:49:37 AM »
I have to agree there is a lot to like about the p115 I wasn't a fan of Yamaha' s lower models like p95 and p105 but 115 I've enjoyed playing at the local guitar centers.
P155 is decent but only thing I have to gripe about it is the action , as my local school uses those in its keyboard lab and all of them it has an initial resistance to the touch then once you push through that, the keys are too loose. The keyboards are all very old (few years old) and heavily used so im not sure if that is due to wearing down , converging it to that sort of action feel.
I wonder if they fixed that on the p255 as it ages.
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Re: Yamaha P115 and P155
«Reply #3 on: October 04, 2016, 09:07:59 AM »
FWIW, I personally never liked the p155 action either (and I have not played a p255), even new ones in the stores when it was a front and center production item. In fact at that point in time I didn't care for much of any of Yamaha's digital piano actions and bought a Kawai MP6. Well the Yamaha CP 33 action was pretty good ( professional stage piano). But the CP class of pianos is a level up from the p series anyway. The p115 is a good entry level piano and even a level above , IMO. It's simple though in terms of user interface with extra sounds etc ( I think there is an extra screen option which may broaden your insight).

Non of this matters to me because all of my digital piano sounds and instrumentation are run in virtual software programs, I'll probably buy a controller next time around. I use my MP6 that way now, basically not using any of it's on board sounds.. I access about 2000 different combos of sounds in Mixcraft 7 and a dozen or so vintage C.Bechstein and Steinway Grands in in Pianoteq.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

Offline abhishekchanda

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Re: Yamaha P115 and P155
«Reply #4 on: December 26, 2016, 07:01:55 AM »
Thanks all for your responses.

I purchased P115 a month back. It has a decent sound and i am satisfied with it. i am yet to explore the features in it. BTW, Yamaha did not launch p255 in India