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Re: Best Console Digital Piano Under $1000???
pianomom5 #2161228 10/03/13 12:59 PM
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Re: Best Console Digital Piano Under $1000???
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C'mon, admit it. You missed him!

Absolutely not. That poster immaturely and repeatedly thread-jacks without regard to OPs' topics. I don't mind his topic of discussion, just keep it in a dedicated thread please.

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Vid, if you read this, you are going down. You jinxed us all by bringing StarvingLion back via your invitation in the "Have you ever bought..." thread.


C'mon, admit it. You missed him!


You can summon SL by saying his name three times in succession.

This is known.

However, this type of behavior should be discouraged at all times.

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Re: Best Console Digital Piano Under $1000???
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K so, thanks for all of your advice. Apparently, there is a little internal tension going on here. Whatever. You guys are funny. Anyway, just as I am about to make the decision to buy the PX850, Erik Praskins emails me to say a new piano just came on the market a Kawai KDP90, in my price range. He recommended it over the Casio PX850 and the AP450. Casio's have a polyphony of 256 while this Kawai has 192...does that matter? He said it has a better sound and action than the Casio's.

And to all of you saying I need to adjust my budget or my taste...um, don't we all? Even Donald Trump has a budget people, really c'mon. And besides that, apparently I don't because here I am debating between several options. No offense or anything but I think we all just want to get the most bang for the buck these days. Can you blame me???

Thanks again for all the other kind advice thus far!!!

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Don't get confused. StarvingLion is not internal by any means. He's a troll who knows nothing about digital pianos except that he can get a rise from those who discuss it and that we almost never have moderators here. He comes by to make everyone mad when he gets bored or lonely or something. He was previously banned---which almost never happens here---but apparently the ban was not permanent, unfortunately. He has nothing else to do with this forum or its members so please don't lump him in with the rest of us.

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pianomom5 #2162792 10/06/13 10:09 PM
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I looked up the KDP90, it has 96 polyphony and HI engine. That means it might be an older sound engine of Kawai's but their real nice keybed.

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Originally Posted by gvfarns
Don't get confused. StarvingLion is not internal by any means. He's a troll who knows nothing about digital pianos except that he can get a rise from those who discuss it and that we almost never have moderators here. He comes by to make everyone mad when he gets bored or lonely or something. He was previously banned---which almost never happens here---but apparently the ban was not permanent, unfortunately. He has nothing else to do with this forum or its members so please don't lump him in with the rest of us.


And your elitist opinion is a complete disconnect with the reality of the marketplace. Your "qualified" opinion is that the lady is interested in purchasing a piece of junk not worthy of consideration. How was that helpful?

gvfarns: "There really aren't any that are worth their salt at under $1000."

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emenelton #2162799 10/06/13 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by emenelton
I looked up the KDP90, it has 96 polyphony and HI engine. That means it might be an older sound engine of Kawai's but their real nice keybed.


The KDP80 featured 96 note polyphony and used the older HI engine, however the new KDP90 features 192 note polyphony and utilises more modern sound architecture with 88-key sampling.

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And your elitist opinion is a complete disconnect with the reality of the marketplace. Your "qualified" opinion is that the lady is interested in purchasing a piece of junk not worthy of consideration. How was that helpful?

gvfarns: "There really aren't any that are worth their salt at under $1000."


The OP is interested only in console-style pianos. The reality of the market is that there aren't any good ones or even ok ones that can be purchased new below $1000. That is what I said and it is true. You would know that yourself if you read these threads or even googled a bit before writing your mindless blather. If you can magically find a counterexample, suggest it instead of just wasting forum space pretending that you know something.

I don't know why I talk to you at all, though. I guess since your objective is to infuriate those in the know and mislead those that are not, paying attention and thinking don't seem necessary to you.

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Re: Best Console Digital Piano Under $1000???
Kawai James #2162919 10/07/13 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
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I looked up the KDP90, it has 96 polyphony and HI engine. That means it might be an older sound engine of Kawai's but their real nice keybed.


The KDP80 featured 96 note polyphony and used the older HI engine, however the new KDP90 features 192 note polyphony and utilises more modern sound architecture with 88-key sampling.

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Sorry, just trying to be helpful, I got that here:

http://www.nationwidepianos.co.uk/kawai-kdp80-digital-piano.php

When I searched for Kawai KDP 90, that link showed up titled as a KDP 90.
Sounds like it's the ES6 engine, which I own and think is really nice.

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Thank you.

It looks like the dealer has used the KDP80 information but just changed the model number to KDP90.

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Furniture-style console pianos with reasonably powerful speakers built in to the lower part of the cabinet do tend to be quite a bit more expensive than $1k. However, a number of "slab" pianos can be paired with matching furniture stands that help to integrate them into a domestic environment. This combination can frequently be had for less than $1k. The trade off is usually in the sound system - you have to make do with fairly low-powered, and not particularly high-fidelity, speakers.

Yamaha's P105, Kawai's ES100, Casio's PX-150 & PX-350 can all be bought with a stand (and sometimes triple pedals) for under $1k. Casio's PX-750 includes the stand - again under $1k. Korg's LP-380 and Roland's F-20 with stand come in at a little over the $1k mark.


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Casio Privia 850 has the best specs on paper than all of those at this price range, and it's action is just fine.

I seriously recommend it.

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Hi.

I am very new to pianos and I'm just wondering what a console type piano looks like? Can you guys post a link to a console and a non console type piano? Thanks

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I am very new to pianos and I'm just wondering what a console type piano looks like? Can you guys post a link to a console and a non console type piano? Thanks


Here you go. I just used Casio for example. But many brands have similar setup:

Console style:
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AP250BN/

Non console: portable or stage (** keep in mind that some may not include speakers. Be sure to read specs)
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PX150/

Non console but with optional stand
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PX150CS67/


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