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Is a Yamaha MX95 the same as a U1? #1685828
05/28/11 12:51 AM
05/28/11 12:51 AM
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Hi, I'm considering buying a Yamaha MX 95, built around 1991. I can't find any references to this model at all, but the dealer says it is identical to a U1 except with a (now disfunctional) disklavier system - so he's basically selling it as a U1. It sounds fine to me, but would be grateful on any information on this model, and whether it really is the same as a U1.

Also, is there much hope of restoring a 20yr old disklavier system to working order? This isn't my reason for wanting this piano, but would be interested to know.


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Re: Is a Yamaha MX95 the same as a U1? [Re: pancake] #1686619
05/29/11 03:54 PM
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The MX95 is not the same as a U1 in comparing the structural "piano" not refering to the lack of the disklavier controller etc. The piano(MX95)is 48" like a U1 but is not the same as for

thinner arms
less backposts
1 piece lid
not as heavy as a U1
different hammers
doesn't sound as good as a U1

Still a fine piano. As for gray market imports, they are comparable to the U10BL which somewhat replaced the U1 as a 48" uprt. They were manufactured in Japan in the late eighties thru the nineties. The newer U10A was closer to a U1 as for build and sound.

If you find another MX95 controller(PC100)you could probably get that disklavier working.It is usally the controller that is disfunctional that needs to fixed or replaced.

Last edited by pianobroker; 05/29/11 04:00 PM.

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