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Polyphony of Yamaha CLP-50? #2125107
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I've Googled, and the only thing I found was an abstract manual saying "Tone Generation: AWM (16 Voice Poly)". Does this mean it's only 16 note polyphony? Probably, since it's from '86?

This craigslist seller is telling me it's 52 note polyphony. I was looking for 64 at least... but 52 should be fine right to play pieces such as Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor? Also, since it's really old, is the feel of it really bad compared to new technology?

So yeah, my main question is the polyphony, but if you have any suggestions of what I should offer, I'd like to be told. His price is $500 but he said we can talk.

EDIT: Nvm... it IS 16 note polyphony...

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Re: Polyphony of Yamaha CLP-50? [Re: PercMastaFTW] #2125110
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$500 is a little ambitious for a 27 year old digital piano.

I would strongly recommend an entry-level Casio PX-150 or Yamaha P105 over this antique.

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Re: Polyphony of Yamaha CLP-50? [Re: PercMastaFTW] #2125113
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Haha I think James put it a bit too nicely. RUN!!!

Re: Polyphony of Yamaha CLP-50? [Re: PercMastaFTW] #2125114
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I actually was playing on the P105 today. It felt pretty decent for a digital. Just a couple questions: is the 128 polyphony really needed for the pieces I'm gonna play? And which one feels better? I've been searching craigslist/ebay, since I've seen some relatively new models that originally sell for around $1000 for around $300 used.

Thanks, sir!

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Re: Polyphony of Yamaha CLP-50? [Re: PercMastaFTW] #2125123
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Seems to me a lot o` the older Yamahas on ebay sell for inflated prices. Newer ones don`t sell since the asking price is too high. Best to try first, get an idea of what suits you at a price which is acceptable. There`s a lot of good cheap stuff at the moment with all the guarentees that used stuff doesn`t carry.


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Re: Polyphony of Yamaha CLP-50? [Re: PercMastaFTW] #2125218
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Originally Posted by PercMastaFTW
I actually was playing on the P105 today. It felt pretty decent for a digital. Just a couple questions: is the 128 polyphony really needed for the pieces I'm gonna play?

Polyphony can get tricky. I don't know how the P-105 works, but take "120" for a popular synth ... that's split into 60 for the notes and 60 for the resonance ... then that's split again 30 to handle stereo. Suddenly 120 isn't very much, and indeed people say they get note cutoff with 120 synth polyphony, but they also report generic synth "note stealing algorithm" isn't piano specific, so it's not as good as a dedicated DP in that regard. (The normal test is striking a bass note loudly that rings for quite a while, and playing a quick long passage up high, and the bass note disappears abruptly.)

Having said all that, I haven't read any complains about P-105 and polyphony. For the money it's a great choice I think, one of my short list favorites.


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