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Yamaha CLP 330 vs. CVP 103 #1267863
09/13/09 10:47 PM
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I have the opportunity to by a CVP103 for $1250(used) or a new CLP330 for $1999. The used piano is in excellent condition. Does anyone have any advice for me?

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Re: Yamaha CLP 330 vs. CVP 103 [Re: lholzen] #1267936
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The CVP-103 is a rather old DP (2001-2002). It has only 64 polyphony, a GH keyboard and a 1-level main sample. It also includes the CVP features (rhythms, accompinament, many extra sounds). But, as a DP, it's not so great. A new YDP-140 for the same price would be just about as good.

The CLP-330 has a GH3 action, 128 polyphony and a 3-level sample. As a DP, it's far better than the older model--more expressive and realistic. But it is just a piano--it doesn't have rhythms, etc.

The CVP models are very complex and a model that old might become trouble-prone, even if it's in good shape.

I'd go for the CLP-330 or keep looking if you want a used DP. If you do get the CVP-103, offer no more than $1000 for it, as it's quite old by DP standards. You might also consider a Roland HP-201 or HP-203 or a Kawai. These new DPs are as good as the Yamaha CLP and you mght prefer them or be able to get a better deal.



Re: Yamaha CLP 330 vs. CVP 103 [Re: Geoffk] #1268095
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Geoffk said it well. Another approach is to simply listen to the piano sound when played on both. You will hear much more realism on the generations newer CLP330.


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Re: Yamaha CLP 330 vs. CVP 103 [Re: Marty Flinn] #1268129
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Thank you very much for your responses. I think this is very good advice. I'm always a little leery buying used, but I knew the CVPs were more elaborate than the CLPs. I will also check into the other models suggested.

Thanks again!



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Re: Yamaha CLP 330 vs. CVP 103 [Re: lholzen] #1268418
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lholzen, the damper resonance on the CLP330 is absolutely a thrill to hear!


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