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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124133
10/14/08 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by windsound:
I recently purchased a C7 (you can see photos in my post) and actually I was chosing between a C6 and a C7.

As my opinion, C6 is something that RX-2 can not compare. Of course, a thorough check is a must for a used one.
windsound,

Yes a Yamaha C6 {6'11"} and a Kawai RX-2 {5'10"} aren't comparable. Need to compare like model to like model.

Compare:
C1 and RX-1
C2 and RX-2
C3 and RX-3
C5 and RX-5
C6 and RX-6
C7 and RX-7

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new Yamaha C7, a very nice piano.

Best of luck,

Bear


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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124134
10/14/08 08:04 PM
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It does not sound like any of the above choices is "the one" for you. Unless your impression changes upon subsequent visitS , you may have a big case of buyer's remorse if you buy any of them.

The worst thing you can do is buy a piano that sounds like "junk" to you. If it's junk to you, it's junk to you -- doesn't matter if it's new or has a fancy action.

Why don't you keep looking and play some more pianos until a CLEAR winner emerges?
Good advice - with story to tell? :rolleyes:

Norbert wink


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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124135
10/14/08 08:58 PM
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100 hours of research and trying out pianos, 15 piano store visits, 2 visits to private sellers, $300 for gas and technicians, 50 pianos, 2 canceled deposits, and 21 forum posts later, I've finally bought the RX-2 Millenium!

This is really the piano that I fell in love with. Today I went back to the Kawai dealer to try it again to see if I really loved it or if it was just a fleeting infatuation... But everything I play on it sounds like this piano was made for it! Every single note is amazing and I just think, "this is the sound I've been looking for."

I almost lost it too, there was a bit of a drama... I went to the store and the guys who run the store told me I should sit down because they had some bad news. They told me that someone else had bought the piano over the weekend. I was so sad my whole chest was hurting from pain and I could only stare at the floor and couldn't even open my mouth or say anything.

I played a few notes on the new RX-2 (non-millenium) and thought ah, maybe I'd just get that one. It didn't thrill me like the other one did though.

Then they said there was a chance the guy might not be able to finance the piano though, so they made some calls and it turns out the other buyer fell through...

So long story short, they're delivering it on Friday laugh I'll put up some pics when it arrives.

I did ask them about some of the issues like soundboard cracking and they assured me it should be fine as long as I get a humidifier. I would have liked some more assurance like, "if you have any problems, we'll personally fly to italy and cut down a ciresa tree to make a new soundboard for you" but I can see why that would be a bit impractical smile In any case I'll definitely take good care of this piano so hopefully it won't come to that.

Thanks again a million times over to all the folks who helped me out!

-Mr.

Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124136
10/14/08 11:48 PM
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Congrats mister,

Welcome to the ever growing family of Kawai RX owners. smile

That's the way to do it. Buy the one you like the most. I'm sure you'll have many enjoyable years of playing the RX-2 Millennium Grand piano with it's special sound board.

Regards,

Bear


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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124137
10/15/08 12:15 AM
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Congratulations to a very nice piano! thumb

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I almost lost it too, there was a bit of a drama... I went to the store and the guys who run the store told me I should sit down because they had some bad news. They told me that someone else had bought the piano over the weekend. I was so sad my whole chest was hurting from pain and I could only stare at the floor and couldn't even open my mouth or say anything.

I played a few notes on the new RX-2 (non-millenium) and thought ah, maybe I'd just get that one. It didn't thrill me like the other one did though.

Then they said there was a chance the guy might not be able to finance the piano though, so they made some calls and it turns out the other buyer fell through...
Sorry, but this one I can't believe for one moment.....it simply sounds too fishy and getting another RX 2 from the supplier shouldn't have been a big deal at any rate......

Perhaps I'm wrong, but the very same story has circulated in the industry for as long as I can remember.

It works everytime.... laugh

One thing that's suspicious here is that it's not the guy calling that "he can't get the finances" - something that's normally expected to be the case - but the store doing it....

Anyways, you're happy and got the piano you wanted for yourself: good choice!!

Norbert smile


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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124138
10/15/08 12:28 AM
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Thanks Bear and Norbert laugh

Yeah, it does sound like a fishy story I guess. They seem like really nice guys though so I really would like to believe that they weren't trying to trick me. Oh well, I was planning to buy that piano anyway so trick or not, I'm happy with it smile

-Mr.

Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124139
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I was planning to buy that piano anyway so trick or not, I'm happy with it
Great, my wife tells me same thing....

Norbert laugh laugh


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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124140
10/15/08 05:36 AM
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Hey mister,

Congrats on your new piano. It is surely a great piano that makes you decide over a new RX-2 and a used C6. Do post some pictures.

In Chinese culture, there's one thing we call 'yuan', or in English best to translated as Fate. It's fated that you can get that piano and hence the person can't get to finance the piano. It's all about FATE. LOL!

Once again, Congrats! smile

Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124141
10/15/08 06:28 AM
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I really enjoy this forum, so maybe a belated little spanner in the works. frown I chose the RX6 over a Yamaha C6. The Mill 3 action did it for me. Yamaha sounded better.

However, since the piano arrived (it was voiced by the dealer, regulated as well) and settled in, it developed the same beautifull overtones that I liked on the Yamaha. So it would seem as if the instrument has settled in, and also seems to "develop" with my playing and sound preferences as time goes by. It was tuned for the first time 2 weeks ago, and was rather "clonky" afterwards, like to much decay.

However, I persevered, and right now it is perfect. Gone is the sudden decay, and it is mellowing beautifully.

I have no doubt that the RX2 would have improved markedly over the RX2 M, after awhile, and with good voicing. And off course the Mill 3 action just seem to help you along. You think of doing something, and it just does it.

Congratulations with the new instrument. This is my second Kawai, and no no no, I will not have anything else! smile

Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124142
10/15/08 01:05 PM
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lol Deon, don't forget about the SK7 smile

Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124143
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Hi Mister,
We recently had in the shop a regular RX2, an RX2 with the Ciresa board (labeled as an RX2 EU) and a Shigeru SK2, all side by side, all nicely prepped and voiced. The regular RX2 sounded very nice, just what you expected, a typical high quality Kawai. The Shigeru was superb, in short a great piano! The RX2 Ciresa was neck and neck with the Shigeru, but different tonal balance, very clear treble with no harshness, and this particular piano seemed to bring out more creative expression from those who played it. IMHO, both the Shigeru and the RX2 Ciresa belong in a higher category than the regular RX2.
Congrats on getting the piano that sang to you as well!


Ray
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Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124144
10/16/08 02:54 AM
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LOL. Koiloco, hope springs eternal! In good 'ol South Africa, they are available as special imports only.

So the RX6 it was smile

Re: RX-2 Millenium Edition #124145
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just teasing you, Deon.

I am enjoying my RX-5 very much also.

I did play a SK5 in the store where I bought my RX-5. Surely, it was great but not $13K greater smile

But who knows... I am feeling that my midlife crisis is approaching soon (don't tell my wife)

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