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#2011548 - 01/09/13 05:05 AM KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ?  
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I appreciate all your views on this issue.

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#2011550 - 01/09/13 05:19 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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What issue?

If it's a question of which DP, go and play them, then pick the one you like best and meets your requirements and budget.

#2011577 - 01/09/13 07:56 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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I agree. You narrowed down your search enough. Now you have to touch the instruments yourself to be able to make a good decision.

#2011738 - 01/09/13 03:37 PM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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When I played Kawai CA63/93 vs. Yamaha CLP 470 last year 2012, somehow I felt CLP 470 has a booming sound from its cabinet, too much bass to my taste. Kawai sound a little "sweater" overall to me.

Hearing them from headphones could be a different thing. I am just talking about the sound produced from the speakers.


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#2011938 - 01/09/13 10:40 PM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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I'm currently considering these same two pianos. I'm kinda parcel to the Yamaha CLP470 at this time, but I haven't actually seen and played a CA65 yet. I'm going to look at Kawai's this weekend.

#2012001 - 01/10/13 01:39 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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I would definately recommend at least trying the CA-65. The wood keys on a CA-65 are entirely different from the wood keys on a CLP-470.

I personally didnt care for the feel of the CLP-470.


#2012041 - 01/10/13 03:13 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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Kawai CA-65 ......it's a much better board then any CLP ....


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#2012187 - 01/10/13 11:16 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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1) You have to determine whats best for you by playing it, feeling it, looking at it, ergonomics, placement of the switches, buttons, lnowbs and Lcd.

2) Technically. Kawai 65 is current everything. Yamaha is at least 2-3-4 year old everything.

My two cents worth. I have owned a CA63, CA93 and now a CA95. An absolute delight top play and it looks like a piano, not a digital piano.


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#2019494 - 01/23/13 09:01 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: McBuster]  
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I also had to choose between these two. I found CA65 better in all ways except the looks. Chose the CA65 and very happy with that after 3 months.

#2019538 - 01/23/13 10:23 AM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: SIG77]  
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Originally Posted by SIG77
Kawai sound a little "sweater"


I thought a little sweater was something children wear in the summer smile

#2019595 - 01/23/13 12:16 PM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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the both are nice - but I would pick the Kawai if I had a choice.


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#2021243 - 01/25/13 05:51 PM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: McBuster]  
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Originally Posted by McBuster
1) I have owned a CA63, CA93 and now a CA95. An absolute delight top play and it looks like a piano, not a digital piano.


How did you dispose / swap these similar pianos so quickly? Did you trade in them?


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#2021245 - 01/25/13 05:51 PM Re: KAWAI CA 65 OR YAMAHA CLP 470 ? [Re: rayton3]  
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I was considering these two pianos also. Last weekend I bit the bullet and brought home a Kawai CA65. I love it and can't get enough of it. It sounds great and is a real joy to own. It is packed with alot of nice features and is laid out very nicely. I would recommend it anyone. I though it had more features than the CLP 470 at a cheaper price. Good luck with your search and purchase.


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