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Re: If money were no object...
MrHazelton #1607029 01/27/11 09:12 PM
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Problem is that your choices on the high end digital front are significantly smaller than those on the acoustic side of the house. S&S D, Bosie Imperial, Fazioli, Bechstein, Grotrian, Seiler, M&H, etc, etc. On the DP side, there's not a lot more than the Roland V or the Yammie AG (unless your needs don't require a close match to an AP).

But back to the original question, I'd try to track down a Bosendorfer CEUSMaster system.

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Not to be egotistical, but I'd hire me for a couple of years (at $250k per plus equipment and materials) to build you the best DP in the world. I'm pretty sure I could do it, the competition is pretty lame. It would consist of one or more FPGAs, probably no OS, and I could design the speaker system too. You would have to have a target piano and I would need extensive access to it.

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Holy Sh*t Batman!

Now the playing field has been leveled with the offer of a new DP (Dewster Piano)!

I'm willing to forego my previous post and put my funds (money still no object, ok) into Dewster's DP.

......I'm sure a number of us would probably back you...............God knows, you've have the most demanding and discerning group of beta-testers the internet has to offer!

..........I suspect it would be quite some instrument



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Originally Posted by MrHazelton
Which DP would you purchase?


If money where no object, I'd have a room built that was maybe 30 by 45 feet with a high ceiling that would be suitable for an acoustic grand piano. Then depending on what I wanted to play I'd have "my people" roll one of the pianos (digital or acoustic) out of the adjacent piano locker into the practice room. People with enough money don't need to choose. Choose is for those of limited means

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In the DP realm I wouldn't change a thing .... I'd keep my current boards but probably go on a Rhodes and Wurli buying spree ....
On the acoustic front ....well I've just got a new CF6 AP ..... but I would have got a CFX instead.

All up money (or space more like it) would add exactly 2 feet and 1 inch to my acoustic piano and that's about it.



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An acoustic Steinway concert grand no doubt. If I had to take a DP I think the Nord Stage 2 actually. But I'd keep my NX backup smile


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If money is not an issue , I assume you can also get a large enough and acoustically well isolated housing. Meaning you can easily put a grand piano in there without troubles with living space and neighbors. So - go for the real thing.

Second to that I think most of us agree the Avant Grand series is very good. From there, going down the ladder it will be further and further away from the real piano experience, so then it just depends what you're looking for in terms of keybed, sounds, amplification system, esthetics , weight, size, additional gadgets etc...

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