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#2017392 - 01/19/13 05:31 PM $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners?  
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I am a new player planning to get my own piano. I saw the Privia series, but they tend to be a little expensive for me (being a high school student). I saw the CDP220 for roughly $350 (including pedal, bench, and cabinet stand) at Costco. Is it a good instrument to practice on? My Secondary School has an acoustic grand which I can also use (but only for a bit when I have spare time). I also like the features of the CDP (chord book, transpose, voices, etc.) but I just want to put my mind at rest and not waste money on something that won't last.

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#2017421 - 01/19/13 06:22 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Hi

I own the Casio CDP200 a close relative. I've had it for a year, and I find it adequate for my needs.

I barely use any of the extra features. Though the layer pleasantly surprised me the other day. I do keep dreaming of a new PX350 or a real piano. But I cannot hit the limits of this one yet (the 48 polyphony).

I find it does the job and I've played Bechstien grands, challons and PXs and been able to move to and from them with little difficulty.

The only thing that bothers me a little is the short decay compared to real pianos and the PX series. My CDP200 with the sustain on sounds a lot like a grand piano being played with the pedal up because the sustain is so short.

In contrast with the new PXs its about half the length.


I do wish it sounded a tad nicer though, but before I was exposed to those other pianos it sounded fine.

Though the SP3 pedal it comes with sucks.

#2017490 - 01/19/13 08:33 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Originally Posted by subtubalime
I am a new player planning to get my own piano. I saw the Privia series, but they tend to be a little expensive for me (being a high school student). I saw the CDP220 for roughly $350 (including pedal, bench, and cabinet stand) at Costco. Is it a good instrument to practice on? My Secondary School has an acoustic grand which I can also use (but only for a bit when I have spare time). I also like the features of the CDP (chord book, transpose, voices, etc.) but I just want to put my mind at rest and not waste money on something that won't last.

Thanks in advance.


If you'd prefer something newer, Sears has the PX-150 with the improved action and sound for $550. It may or may not include the stand, it's hard to tell.

#2017507 - 01/19/13 09:13 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Casio makes a good reliable product. For just the piano function the CDP220 might fit your needs, it will definitely last long after your skills improve and you're looking for an upgrade.

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#2017557 - 01/19/13 11:07 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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I am currently in Canada, and cannot find the deal at Sears on their Canadian site. I did find the Casio Privia 735 for $600, including bench, cabinet, and the three pedals. I can find the Privia 150 for $600 for the keyboard only. While the 150 has better key action, I don't think I can spend that much. Is the extra $250 for either of those worth it for an almost complete beginner?

#2017584 - 01/20/13 12:11 AM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Phone Tom Lee Music --

http://www.tomleemusic.ca/main/pianos.cfm?details=1&id=1&inv=163560

$600 for the PX-150.

It comes with a (very cheap) sustain pedal, which is all you need as a new player. You can buy an X-stand for $15:

http://www.tomleemusic.ca/main/homekeyboards.cfm?details=1&id=127&inv=157649

Have fun!

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#2017586 - 01/20/13 12:15 AM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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You might check Guitar Center, right now they have a 15% off coupon for purchases $299 and up

http://www.guitarcenter.com

Is spending more worth it? That's a personal decision however you probably will be happier with the PX-150 in the long run.

#2017592 - 01/20/13 12:30 AM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Do you think the CDP 220 is worth it for $350?

#2017602 - 01/20/13 01:04 AM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Originally Posted by subtubalime
Do you think the CDP 220 is worth it for $350?


Yes, that is a very good deal. That is a good piano to begin on. It is not simply a toy.

You will want better later. All of us do. For now. This will serve you well in your beginning learning.


Ron
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#2017680 - 01/20/13 07:22 AM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Yup, while we all want bigger and better, until you can out play it, then what you have now is suitable.

Its pretty robust what with my FFFF playing skills.

We have a bit of a rule for motorbiking our old club.


#2039221 - 02/25/13 07:54 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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I bought the CDP220 to start on a year or so ago and I'm very pleased. I don't use a lot of the features, but it's nice to know they're there.

As an aside: I curdle with envy when I see the prices of digital pianos in the US. I'm in Australia. The CDP 220 for $350!!? I would have bitten the salesman's arm off for that! I paid $697 in a "20% off" sale and thought I got a bargain. The RRP was $1199. Australian dollars are slightly higher than the US dollar so it's even worse than it looks.

Oh, and ditto about the sustain pedal - not very good.


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#2039275 - 02/25/13 09:30 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: subtubalime]  
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Subtubalime,
The PX-150 is a tremendous improvement over the CDP 220. It has a much better action (more realistic piano feel and better response) and vastly better sounds. It's definitely worth the extra money. The question I would ask, is how committed are you to learning the piano. If you're not sure, then you're probably better off getting the CDP 220. That way if you quit, you won't be out as much money. On the other hand, if you're sure that you will stick with it (and you sound like you have a real desire to do so) then you should get the best piano that you can afford. Longer term, I think you will be MUCH happier with the PX150. It's just so much better all around.

Of course, it may simply be beyond your ability to afford. If that's the case, the CDP 220 is a perfectly usable choice. It's certainly better than not having any piano to practice on. So my advice would be, get the px150 if you can, but if that's not a possible choice get the deal on the CDP220 while you can.

Warm Regards


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#2039592 - 02/26/13 01:13 PM Re: $350 Casio CDP 220 for beginners? [Re: fizikisto]  
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I agree. Very happy with my PX-150!


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