Just a few words:
Key action is not the same as the RD700. At first I thought It was inferior, as in the key action felt a little sloppier/looser/bouncier. But after spending time with it we settled our differences. Still isn't as perfect as the RD700nx thing IMO. Good news is that the dynamics in the 800 have improved over 700's and you can get super super soft tones . Great overall
As an ex owner of a 700nx before buying the 800,i don't find the keybed so different between the 2.
I don't have played them side by side,but after a lot of playing i have the felling the 800 is a little better.
It's a little more expressive,quite perfect on the way you can perform dynamic range upon your fingers.
I don't know if the 800 is less heavier than the 700nx,but i found it more easier.
The connection between the sound/keybed and my fingers is the best i ever had on a digital piano.
I don't know if this is because of the new PHA4 sensors..but i found the expressiveness a little more natural than the 700 in my memory.
I would never go back to the 700 nx after playing it a lot(even if the 700 nx was really good we are ok)
I have the Cp4 too(and i love it)but the yam is a little less subtile than the roland in my point of view for keybed/sound connection.
-I prefer the steel casing and extra weight of the 700nx to the plastic casing of the 800. I trust that the 800 is robust, and that's all well and good, but I prefer steel casing.
I agree the 700 case was like a tank,the 800 doesn' t have this particularity.
But honestly the 800 plastic case was a good surprise:
It's really a hard plastic case,on the highest range possible for plastic.
Absolutly not cheap..and better than my Cp4
-The 700nx's pianos are superb and more than competent for all the music styles I do
You have all the 700 nx pianos in the 800(correct me if i'm wrong),so i don't understand your reaction.
You have all the 700 nx models,and more with a new grand,upright(not available in the 700nx)and a far better new generation of eps.
And all the diverse other sounds are more subtile and better on the 800.with some new samples available.
So i can't see why the 700nx would be better than the new.
For sounds,the 800 as all the 700nx and ++
My personal conclusion between the 2 is simple:
All is better on the 800 except the metal case of the 700 series...
I can't find another thing better in the old model(even if i spent 2 years with the 700 nx and was very happy with it)