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« on: February 15, 2005, 05:11:23 PM »

Hi,

This is my first post here, I've ben browsing for some time and have never neded to ask any specific questions, but I finally have one:

I have an old Roland 330e Digital piano at home to practise on and  I play occasional weddings on a Steinway Model D, however  the diference in touch is almost painful.

So, I was thinking of upgrading to a yamaha CLP 150 or 170. Firstly I would like to know if there is much difference between the 150 and 170 and confirm that these are the heaviest digital actions out there (excluding the GT and disklavier), and secondly if the action is significantly heavier than my old Roland 330e.  Do you think it is a worthwhile upgrade? 
While i'd love an accoustic, it's out of the question right now due to noise issues.
Any comments regarding tone reproduction would be welcome too.

Thanks for any help you have to offer.

Andrew
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 06:08:03 PM »

As far as I can tell, the Yamaha action found on the Clavinova's as well as on the P and PF-series keyboards/digitals is a very heavy action, although I am not certain if it is the heaviest action on the market. It is certainly heavier than a lot of acoustic pianos out there, but I am not sure if it is heavier than a normal Steinway action. I'd recommend to go to a dealer and find out for yourself. Also, consider the P or PF-series rather than the Clavinovas. They are, IMHO, a much better value, unless you really need extra powerful speakers and don't want to connect a digital to your own stereo system.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 06:35:49 PM »

Thanks for the response.

So in the action in the p and pf series the same one as used in the the CLP series?
I might consider the cheaper option if that's the case.

Thanks again.
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