The new Numa Compact finally arrived from Kraft Music yesterday. It has been on pre-order almost two months.
My first impression is, yes, the action is decent, not overly springy either. Keys are semi-weighted and seem just a little smaller than normal, but I think the action will grow on me. The box says Fatar like action. I am no Fatar expert, but certainly this is a quality instrument.
Nice piano sounds. Since I will be using this piano for mostly jazz, that is most important, and not using this much DP much for all kinds of different sounds. The Wurly sound is good.
I tried it through my Acoustic Image amp that does a great job of reproducing cleary, set on flat, sounded great! Also used the headphones that came as part of the bonus pack, again, liked what I heard. Nice, bright, lively piano sounds. My main DP is a Kurzweil, which is also nice and lively, so very happy the Numa piano sounds have these qualities. As already mentioned in previous post, full bass, perhaps a little thin mid range, and bright upper octave notes. Imagine it will sound even better with a good powered speaker.
More than anything is a kind of wow factor, like, wow, I got this fine instrument, all 88 keys in a piano that even I can pick up with one hand, at 14 pounds, for only $399, plus the nice bonuses of a pedal, decent headphones, speaker cords,a power cord set with all the European variations I could wish for in case I get there, and really a nice, solid orange cardboard box that could be to use as a bag for now if I did not already have one. Again, wow!
All in all, very pleased with the little time I have to play so far. Still need to download the manual. Of all things, when I power it off, it does not completely turn off, have to unplug the power cord but, to be fair, I have not really sat down to thoroughly explore the options yet. I think this is going to work great for when I need to bring a DP to a gig or a jam.