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Casio Celviano GP500 update? #2742996
06/08/18 08:27 AM
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Greetings,

I went into a piano shop the other day to try some pianos out, they had a good range of digital and acoustic grands to try. I played the new kawai Ca98 and was baffled by how bad it sounded through its speakers, tried the cs11 also and that was not to my liking either. Tried some bechstein grands at £65,000 and £30,000.... They were perfect haha, I could control the tone of the sound and repeat same keys effortlessly and ultra fast with no drop outs like on digitals.

I then tried a casio Gp500 and it's touch was similar to these grands far more so than the other pianos in the showroom, so I decided its the best piano for me, purely because I love the touch so much, internal sounds not amazing but still acceptable. I tried the yamaha clp 685 and was again baffled by how bad it sounds and the touch is overly heavy and feels nothing like a grand piano or piano in general for that matter. Yamaha in my opinion have screwed up on this current model range, it's taken a leap backwards in touch and action.

Anyway now I've got all that off my chest, what are your opinions on the gp500 and are they likely to release an updated model /new flagship model soon? As this model is almost 3 years old, should I even consider buying a piano that was released in 2015? I think improvements could be made to the speaker system and internal samples, but for me the touch couldn't get much better,I know it's a hybrid piano and that is why it's so good in that regard.

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Re: Casio Celviano GP500 update? [Re: mwf] #2743013
06/08/18 09:26 AM
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If you like it buy it, be happy with it. As all things digital the next best thing is around the corner.

Maybe look into a 400, same piano , slightly larger cabinet not as shiny but much cheaper. Imo the better deal.



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Re: Casio Celviano GP500 update? [Re: mwf] #2743054
06/08/18 12:46 PM
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Hybrid piano is just Casio's marketing trick, the true hybrid is Yamaha AvantGrand line, Kawai Novus, and old DUP,DGP,HA piano, and many more ancient upright hybrid piano which use the simplified (and very bad) piano board/hammer/string, and pick up- speaker system instead of real wooden soundboard
If you're happy with GP-500 after having tried these top line DP, there is no reason to choose other piano, of course you can stick to some cheaper DP and wait for Casio to release their new line

Last edited by HoangCosmic; 06/08/18 12:47 PM.

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Re: Casio Celviano GP500 update? [Re: mwf] #2743062
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Yes, naming GP500 « hybrid », is misleading when other brands use a true grand action.

But what is more important is the feeling and I don’t like much the GP500. After trying a N1, and a even a NU1, I do prefer the Yamaha.

But if the GP500 is good for you, it would be a good bargain.

Last edited by Frédéric L; 06/08/18 02:19 PM.

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Re: Casio Celviano GP500 update? [Re: mwf] #2743098
06/08/18 04:21 PM
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Well it all comes down to dollars. Seeing that an N1 is double to price and the NU1 quite a bit more expensive, one would except them to be the better pianos.



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