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I just joined the forum since now my daughter have been taking piano lessons for a while and we move into a house, so we have some extra space for a new piano instead of the current digital one.
For the past few weeks I have been looking around and searching for a new one. Here are the quotes I've got, before any negotiations: GE30-$13500; GM10-$8000; KCM650F-$11500. All including 2 tuning, bench, delivery, the only thing not included is tax.
From my research, the GM10 seems like a good price, and the sound is quite impressive compare to the GE30 next to it (mabye the GE30 NOT well tuned?). From this forum it seems people are suggesting go up if I can afford, but it seems the GE30 is not a good price, and if I can get the GE30 down to $12000, or RX1/RX2 down to 13500/14500, I wll definitely go with RX1/RX2.
Alternately, I also check the KCM-650F, actually I like the sound, but it seems it is almost the same as Samick SIG61, and I do not liek the sound of it at all.
So, I'm lost, do you guys have any suggenstions?

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Go with RX1/RX2. They have the Millennium III action.

Have you also tried the nicer Chinese grands? They are priced aggressively and many here report excellent sound and touch.

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gnuboi,

Doesn't the GE30 have the MIII action also? I seem to remember it does.


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Doh you are correct! It is the GM10k that does not. Even the GM12 has it.

There were folks here that have the GE30 and said they'd rather have gotten the RX instead. But they never said why. Hopefully they can chime in.

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I would put the KCM-650 6'1" Kohler up against the 5'5 mid-level Kawai any day of the week. The Kohler is the better choice by a long shot in my honest opinion.. Nothing against Kawai, but the Kohler is an excellent value.. and did i mention its 6'1"

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A new 6'1" for less than $12,000? Before negotiations!? Wowzers.

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Anyone can suggest some central Florida dealers for the RX2 or KCM-650F? 650F sounds more clear and close to what Yamaha sounds, but it seems it is not THICK enough. And RX2, the dealer I checked want 17900, I think it is kind of too high.
BTW, the dealer want ~8K for a new Yamaha U1, that, I will call it redicious.

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Originally Posted by lan_baba

BTW, the dealer want ~8K for a new Yamaha U1, that, I will call it redicious.


Is that Japanese spelling because it's a Japanese piano? grin

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